Arrange an Orientation

Newcomer orientations provide a brief introduction to Zen meditation and the practice forms observed at GBZC.  Orientations are available by prior arrangement only. See below for details regarding GBZC-Cambridge sits. For other weekly sits (as listed on the Schedule Summary page), contact the organizer of the related affiliate group for information about orientations. 

Weekday Morning Sits

Sunrise Sit orientations can be arranged by contacting practice leader Michael Lapides at [email protected].

Weekly Sits

Tuesday evening orientations are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:25pm. To arrange an orientation please contact practice leader James Peregrino at [email protected].

Wednesday evening orientations are held every other week at 6:45pm, see calendar.  To arrange an orientation please contact practice leader John Vetrano at [email protected].

Saturday morning orientations are held on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at 8:25am. To arrange an orientation please contact practice leader Karen McCormack at [email protected].

Monthly Sits

LGBTQIA+ Group: This group meets every 4th Sunday from 7:00-8:30pm. Newcomers please try to arrive at 6:30pm for a brief orientation with practice leader Caroline Murphy at [email protected].

POC Group: This group meets the third Monday each month, 7:00-8:30pm. Newcomers please try to arrive at 6:30pm for a brief orientation with practice leaders James Peregrino & Vincent Cho at [email protected].