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Cambridge Zen Center (http://cambridgezen.org)is one of the largest Buddhist residential Zen Training centers in the country. CZC was founded in 1973 by early students of Zen Master Seung Sahn, the first Korean Zen master to teach in the West. We offer daily morning and evening meditation and chanting, and weekly public talks and instruction free of charge. Retreats and accommodations are offered for a reasonable price. Zen meditation is a powerful way to clear our mind of habitual thinking. It helps us to balance ourselves and our world by pointing us towards our own wisdom and compassion. New friendships are formed and support for doing this practice is found by coming together for this special purpose.

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Introduction to Zen Class

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This is a short introductory lesson to help folks begin a meditation practice. One of our Dharma Teachers will teach you the basics of Zen meditation. You'll also have a chance to get to know our practice style. If you are keen to learn more about Zen as well as our vibrant community of practitioners, this class is the best way to get started! Please note that because of Covid-19, we are currently holding all our practice events via Zoom. You can find the Zoom link to the Intro to Zen class on our website at https://cambridgezen.org/intro-class. After the class is finished, you'll have the opportunity to join the Weekday 30-minute Sitting at 7.30 PM, also hosted via Zoom. You can find the Zoom link for this event here: https://cambridgezen.org/weekly-announcements. For more information and our online practice schedule, please visit our website at https://cambridgezen.org/welcome.

Public Dharma Talk

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Our public dharma talks are a popular forum where you can ask a teacher anything! Each talk starts with a short intro talk by a practitioner sharing their spiritual journey. After their talk, the audience is invited to ask questions - on Zen, life, death, or any other pressing concern. Please join us every Thursday online via Zoom at 7.30 PM! After the official portion is done, there will be an optional brief individual check-in where you'll have the chance to meet sangha members, virtually for now due to the corona virus but hopefully soon again in person. Go to our website for more information and our online practice schedule at https://cambridgezen.org/weekly-announcements. It'll contain all the info you need to join the dharma talk Zoom meeting.

Public Dharma Talk

Online event

Our public dharma talks are a popular forum where you can ask a teacher anything! Each talk starts with a short intro talk by a practitioner sharing their spiritual journey. After their talk, the audience is invited to ask questions - on Zen, life, death, or any other pressing concern. Please join us every Thursday online via Zoom at 7.30 PM! After the official portion is done, there will be an optional brief individual check-in where you'll have the chance to meet sangha members, virtually for now due to the corona virus but hopefully soon again in person. Go to our website for more information and our online practice schedule at https://cambridgezen.org/weekly-announcements. It'll contain all the info you need to join the dharma talk Zoom meeting.

Public Dharma Talk

Online event

Our public dharma talks are a popular forum where you can ask a teacher anything! Each talk starts with a short intro talk by a practitioner sharing their spiritual journey. After their talk, the audience is invited to ask questions - on Zen, life, death, or any other pressing concern. Please join us every Thursday online via Zoom at 7.30 PM! After the official portion is done, there will be an optional brief individual check-in where you'll have the chance to meet sangha members, virtually for now due to the corona virus but hopefully soon again in person. Go to our website for more information and our online practice schedule at https://cambridgezen.org/weekly-announcements. It'll contain all the info you need to join the dharma talk Zoom meeting.

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