Mushroom workshop

Posted on Mar 24 , 2011 in Blog & Upcoming Events

Mushroom workshop at PZC,

hello everybody, PZC is hosting mushroom inoculation workshop on April 17. It is going to be fun! Please see flyer for more information. George

Mushroom workshop


Sangha Weekend

Posted on Mar 23 , 2011 in Upcoming Events

Providence Zen Main Dharma RoomBuddha’s Birthday Celebration Please join us Friday, April 1 to Sunday, April 3 for the Kwan Um School of Zen Buddha’s Birthday celebration, held at Providence Zen Center. Attached is the official flyer for this event, but here is the current schedule:



5:00 pm dinner
6:00 pm chanting to 7:00 pm
7:15 pm Kyol Che closing ceremony
7:45 pm Hae Jae party


5:00 am bows, chanting, one sitting period
7:00 am teachers’ group breakfast and meeting
7:00 am sangha breakfast
9:00 am sangha coffee hour with the teachers
10:00 am Buddha’s Birthday ceremony
12:00 noon lunch
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Pagoda Gift Shop open
1:30 pm inka ceremony
3:00 pm games
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Pagoda Gift Shop open
5:00 pm dinner
6:00 pm chanting to 7:00 pm
7:15 pm entertainment and refreshments


5:00 am bows, chanting, one sitting period
7:00 am teachers’ group breakfast and meeting
7:00 am sangha breakfast
8:00 am selfless service
8:30 am robes distributed to new five preceptees and dharma teachers
9:00 am dharma teacher in training welcoming ceremony
9:00 am five preceptees meeting
9:30 am to 10:30 am Pagoda Gift Shop open
10:30 am precepts ceremony
11:30 am lunch
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Pagoda Gift Shop open
You can register for this event and find out more information about the Dharma School scheduled that day as well.



One Day Retreat

Posted on Mar 15 , 2011 in Upcoming Events

Sunday, March 20: 9am-3pm – One day retreat with Zen Master Bon Haeng
(Mark Houghton).

This one day retreat consists of sitting and walking meditation from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm followed by an informal meal. It will include kong-an teaching interviews with Zen Master Bon Haeng (Mark Houghton) with an orientation at 8:45 am for first-time retreat members. Prior meditation experience or attendance at a meditation instruction class is recommended.
To register for your retreat online – please fill out the retreat registration form, click here.


Dharma Talk by Zen Master Soeng Hyang

Posted on Mar 06 , 2011 in Upcoming Events

Zen Master Soeng Hyang
the Guiding Teacher for the whole Kwan Um School of Zen will be giving the regular Sunday Dharma Talk on Sunday, March 13th at 10:00 am.

Sunday Morning Schedule

9:00am Meditation instruction class

10:00am Talk

10:00am Dharma School class in meditation, mindfulness, and the Buddhist tradition
for children ages 4-17 and their families.


Wednesday Open House

Posted on Feb 26 , 2011 in Upcoming Events

Wednesday Open House

Wednesday Night Schedule

The Providence Zen Center would like to invite you to a complimentary dinner on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 5:30 pm. Prior to our rotating program at 7:30 pm there will be a meditation instruction class at 6:15 pm, or you are welcome to join in the special chanting at 6:30 followed by regular chanting at 7:00 pm. Tonight’s program includes a Dharma Talk at 7:30 pm with a question and answer period by Zen Master Bon Yeon (Jane McLaughlin-Dobisz), our guest teacher from the Cambridge Zen Center. Bring all your Great Questions with you!!

You can participate in any part of this program and no registration is required. All of the programs are free, but donations are always welcome!