Sangha Work Day and Halloween Party

Posted on Aug 15 , 2011 in Upcoming Events

October 30 – 9AM – 3PM: Sangha Work Day with lunch provided, followed by our Halloween Party. Come and help get the grounds of PZC ready for the Fall.


Vegetarian Dinner | Meditation Instruction | Long Sitting

Posted on Aug 04 , 2011 in Blog & Upcoming Events

Wednesday Open House Free and Open to the Public

5:30pm Public vegetarian dinner
6:30pm Meditation instruction class
6:30pm Special Chanting
7:00pm Regular Chanting
7:30pm Two sitting periods with walking meditation in between.



Our Wednesday open house, like most of our public programs, is always free, but any donations are gratefully accepted. If you would like to make a donation to our center, you can do it securely online with credit card or PayPal.


Dharma School | Meditation Instruction | Dharma Talk

Posted on Aug 04 , 2011 in Upcoming Events

August 12 2012 – 10:00AM:  The Center offers classes for children ages 4-17 and their families in meditation, mindfulness and the Buddhist Tradition.  There is a general information flier available for the Dharma School on-line (pdf format).

Also at 9:00AM we will have meditation instruction in the main Dharma Room and at 10:00AM we will have a Dharma Talk.


Kyol Che Opening Ceremony

Posted on Jul 25 , 2011 in Upcoming Events

Monday August 1, at 7:30 PM, following regular chanting we will have the opening ceremony for Summer Kyol Che.


Chinese Calligraphy Class

Posted on Jul 21 , 2011 in Upcoming Events

Sunday August 21 – 12:00 – 1:00PM: We will have a Chinese Calligraphy Class taught by Kitchen Master Chong Yew. He has over twenty years of experience and many example of his work can be seen throughout the Zen Center and are available to purchase through the Pagoda Gift Shop. Contact director@providencezen.org to sign up.


Sangha Weekend

Posted on Jul 19 , 2011 in Upcoming Events

 Please join us for the weekend of July 30-31, 2011. This is the Kwan Um School of Zen Founder’s Day celebration for Zen Master Seung Sahn, held annually at the Providence Zen Center.


One Day Retreat

Posted on Jul 09 , 2011 in Upcoming Events

Sunday  May 20 – 9:30AM – 3:30PM. One day retreats consist of sitting and walking meditation from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm followed by an informal meal. Includes kong-an teaching interviews with Jose Ramirez, JDPSN. There is an orientation at 8:45 am for first-time retreat members. Prior meditation experience or attendance at a meditation instruction class is recommended.

Prices: non members $65, members $45, Dharma teachers and Dharma teachers in training $35

To register for your retreat online – fill out the retreat registration form.


Dharma Talk

Posted on Jun 28 , 2011 in Newsletter & Upcoming Events

Sunday August 21, 2011 – Do Am Sunim also known as Do Kwan Sunim, JDPS will be giving a Dharma talk at 10:00AM in the Main Dharma Room. Do Am Sunim was a student of Zen Master Seung Sahn for over twenty years!


One Day Retreat

Posted on Jun 15 , 2011 in Upcoming Events

Sunday January 15 –  9:30AM – 3:30PM:  One day meditation retreat with an informal lunch afterward. Co-Guiding Teacher, Nancy Hedgpeth, JDPSN will be giving kong-an interviews. Orientation is at 9AM for first time participants.

To register for your retreat online – fill out the retreat registration form.


Open House and Yard Sale

Posted on Jun 08 , 2011 in Newsletter & Upcoming Events

Our Yard Sale / First Annual Open House will be on Saturday, July 9th and will include events such as live music, calligraphy, baked goods, and an auction. Please come represent PZC and show our strength in numbers as we open our doors to the local community. Contact PZC Resident Darlene Demers or House Master Troy Rapp if you have any items to donate, which can be sold to raise funds for the Zen Centers’ needed repairs. You can email Darlene at mudduckbooboo@aol.com or call Troy at 401-321-6665.