MON 12 NOVEMBER - SUN 18 November 2018

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” — John F. Kennedy

Public Dharma Talk by Zen Masters Bon Yeon (Jane Dobisz) and Bon Shim (Aleksandra Porter) Thursday, November 1, at 7.30 PM.

Zen Master Bon Yeon (Jane McLaughlin-Dobisz) has the Guiding Teacher of Cambridge Zen Center since 1993. She received inka (authorization to teach) in 1991, and transmission from Zen Master Seung Sahn in 2000. Before training in the Kwan Um School of Zen, she spent several years in the Tibetan and the Vipassana traditions. Zen Master Bon Yeon has completed many Kyol Che 90 day retreats in the US, Europe, and Korea, and taught around the world. She is an editor of The Whole World Is A Single Flower, a collection of kong-ans by Zen Master Seung Sahn. She is also the author of One Hundred Days of Solitude: Losing Myself and Finding Grace on a Zen Retreat, which chronicles a one hundred-day solo meditation retreat in the winter woods of New England. She is a native of the Boston area.

Zen Master Bon Shim (Aleksandra Porter) is Regional Zen Master for the Kwan Um School of Zen in Europe. She also serves as the guiding teacher of Zen centers in Katowice, Krakow and Wroclaw, Poland; Prague, Czech Republic; and Barcelona, Spain. Zen Master Bon Shim continues to live at the Warsaw Zen Center, where she began training and served as Abbot for many years. She met Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1978, receiving Inka in 1992 and permission to teach in 2006. She has two adult sons and two grandchildren. Zen Master Bon Shim is our Visiting Teacher residing with us a couple months during the year.

Millennial Zen Group meets on Sunday, November 18, 5-6 PM.

upcoming Retreats & events at CZC & Sister Sanghas

7-Day Retreat with Zen Master Song Hyang (Bobby Rhodes) at PZC, December 1-7. For more information, click here.