GBZC COVID-Related Help

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If you or someone in your family is sick with COVID-19, GBZC has offerings that can help. For some of us, asking for help can be hard. And knowing that you’ll be reaching out to a caring and compassionate sangha-mate who can be of help to you can make it a lot easier. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch.

Care and Connection

Sangha Care and Connection at GBZC is one means through which we are able to care for each other and our community at any time, and especially now--in the midst of staying home to protect those who are the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 health crisis.
Whether you’d like:

    • to join a virtual support group with others who are sick or serving as caregivers
    • a pastoral visit (Zoom or phone)
    • to talk with a teacher or Zen priest (Zoom or phone)
    • to request a special dedication to be read during the Sutra service
    • to schedule virtual sits with your dharma siblings
    • help planning a memorial service

GBZC’s Care and Connection group can help coordinate care and support for you during these difficult and heartbreaking times. Please reach out to us at [email protected].

Virtual Programs

Many of GBZC’s programs, including orientations for newcomers, are now offered virtually via Zoom. All are welcome! Visit our Virtual Programming page or the GBZC Calendar for details.

Zoom Tech Help

If you need help connecting and navigating Zoom for our virtual sits, please email [email protected].

Grocery and Pharmacy Deliveries

If you are within the Cambridge/Somerville area and need help with a grocery or pharmacy delivery, please email [email protected]. If you live in a different area and need help with deliveries, please send a note to [email protected]. If you would like to join others who are volunteering to offer this service, please contact [email protected].

Planning for End of Life Care and Funerals

Many people in the sangha collaborated in creating this document containing resources and guidance for planning for end of life care and funerals during the pandemic.

Coronavirus Google Group

If you are experiencing symptoms in your isolation and would like to join a Coronavirus Google Group for support, contact Kate Hartland at [email protected] for log-in information.