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Weekly Meditation Classes are always free but a suggested donation of $5 helps us keep these programs running. If you are interested in learning about zen meditation, the best way to start is to attend a walk-in meditation instruction class at the zen center. By attending the class you will learn about what zen teaching is and the meditation techniques that we use here, as well as a general introduction to the zen center. The hour-long class is free and no registration is required.

See the schedule below.

Every Sunday

9:00 am - 9:30 am - Meditation Instruction Class
9:30 am - 10:40 am - Two half hour sitting periods with a ten minute walking meditation in-between
10:45 am - 11:30 am - A Dharma Talk followed by refreshments

Every Tuesday

6:30pm Special Chanting

7:00pm Regular Chanting

7:30pm - 8:30pm Meditation with Kong-an Interviews

First Wednesday each month

5:30pm Public dinner

6:30pm Meditation instruction class

6:30pm Special Chanting

7:00pm Regular Chanting

7:30pm Sitting and walking meditation to 8:30pm plus Zen interviews with Zen Master Bon Haeng (Mark Houghton) or Nancy Hedgpeth, JDPSN or a guest teacher

Second Wednesday each month

5:30pm Public dinner 6:30pm Meditation instruction class

6:30pm Special Chanting

7:00pm Regular Chanting

7:30pm Sitting and walking meditation to 8:30pm plus consulting interviews with a senior student

Third Wednesday each month

5:30pm Public dinner

6:30pm Meditation instruction class

6:30pm Special Chanting

7:00pm Regular Chanting

7:30pm Sitting and walking meditation to 8:30pm plus Zen interviews with Zen Master Bon Haeng (Mark Houghton) or Nancy Hedgpeth, JDPSN or a guest teacher

Fourth Wednesday each month

5:30pm Public dinner

6:30pm Meditation instruction class

6:30pm Special Chanting

7:00pm Regular Chanting

7:30pm Talk

Fifth Wednesday each month (if any)

5:30pm Public dinner

6:30pm Meditation instruction class

6:30pm Special Chanting

7:00pm Regular Chanting

7:30pm Sitting and walking meditation to 8:30pm

Upcoming events (5+)

Cumberland Meditation Meetup

Providence Zen Center

9:00 AM: Zen Meditation instruction class, followed at 9:35 AM with two rounds of 25 minute each Zen Meditation with ten-minute Walking Meditation in-between followed at 10:45 AM by a Dharma Talk with refreshments after. The Schedule: 9:00 am - 9:30 am - Orientation for Zen Meditation, 9:30 am - 10:40 am - Two half hour sitting periods with a ten-minute walking meditation in-between, 10:45 am - 11:30 am - A Dharma Talk followed by refreshments.

Evening Meditation Practice with Kong-an Interviews in Cumberland, RI

6:30 PM - Chanting begins in the Dharma room followed at 7:00 pm by two more short chants then two 25 minute sitting periods with walking meditation inbetween until 8:20 pm. There will also be kong-an interviews with Zen Master Bon Haeng (Mark Houghton).

Cumberland Meditation Meetup

Providence Zen Center

5:30 PM: Public vegetarian dinner followed by meditation instruction class at 6:15 PM. At 6:35 PM chanting begins in the main Dharma Room followed at 7:00 PM by two short chants and then two rounds of Zen Meditation, 25 minutes each, with a ten-minute walk in-between. The Meditation Instruction class finishes in time for the 7:00 pm two short chants and Zen Meditation.

Cumberland Meditation Meetup

Providence Zen Center

9:00 AM: Zen Meditation instruction class, followed at 9:35 AM with two rounds of 25 minute each Zen Meditation with ten-minute Walking Meditation in-between followed at 10:45 AM by a Dharma Talk with refreshments after. The Schedule: 9:00 am - 9:30 am - Orientation for Zen Meditation, 9:30 am - 10:40 am - Two half hour sitting periods with a ten-minute walking meditation in-between, 10:45 am - 11:30 am - A Dharma Talk followed by refreshments.

Past events (966)

Cumberland Meditation Meetup

Providence Zen Center

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