Virtual Programming and Cancellations

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Events will meet as listed until further notice. Events marked in grey italics are currently on hiatus during the COVID crisis. Check back for updates as they may open at a later time. Last updated: April 2, 2020

Weekly Programming

Other Programming

Cancellations

Requests for Special Dedications

Virtual Dana Box

Weekly Programming

Monday

New! Sunrise Sit, 7:00-7:45 am All are welcome! Kate, Diane, Laura, Carol, Julie and Fran will collectively hold our Cloud Zendo and offer one 25 minute sit and a short encouragement talk or reading by one of the teachers. Full instructions here.

Benevolent Zen, Monday evening practice, 7-8:30pm. Email [email protected] to get the Zoom link.

Tuesday 

Sunrise Sit. 7:00-7:45 am Full instructions here.

DownEast Zen Dogen Studies, 5:30-6:30pm. Join via conference call.  Contact Diane Fitzgerald at [email protected] for details.

Precepts Study Group, Tuesdays 6:45-7:15pm via conference call beginning April 7.  Contact [email protected]org for dial-in details.

GBZC Cambridge Tuesday evening practice, 7-9pm. Join via Zoom or via phone.  Full instructions here. (Orientations for newcomers are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:25pm. To arrange an orientation over Zoom please contact [email protected].)

Wednesday

Sunrise Sit. 7:00-7:45 am Full instructions here.

Kalyana Mitra Zen, 6-7pm.

Bright Sea Zen, Wednesday evening practice, 7:00-9:00pm. Join via Zoom or via phone. Full instructions here.

GBZC Cambridge Wednesday evening practice, 7:15-9:15pm. Join via Zoom or via phone. Full instructions here. (Orientations for newcomers are held every other week at 6:45pm, see calendar. To arrange an orientation via Zoom send an email to [email protected].)

Thursday

Sunrise Sit. 7:00-7:45 am Full instructions here.

GBZC Cambridge, 8-9am.

Mustard Seed, Thursday evening practice, 7:00-8:00 pm. Join via Zoom or via phone. Full instructions here.

Broken Broom Zen, 7:30-8:45pm.

Friday

GBZC Cambridge, 6:30-7:30am.

Sunrise Sit. 7:00-7:45 am Full instructions here.

Saturday

GBZC Cambridge, Saturday morning practice, 9:00am-12:00pm. Join via Zoom or via phone.  Full instructions here. (Orientations for newcomers are held on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at 8:25am. To arrange an orientation please contact [email protected].)

Sunday

(No weekly events. See "Other Programming" below.)

Other Programming

Person of Color Sitting Group (Vincent Cho & James Peregrino): Third Mondays (Except the next meeting, April 13) from 7:00-8:30pm via Zoom. Newcomer orientations at 6:45pm.  Full instructions here.

EcoDharma Studies (Diane Fitzgerald and Fran Ludwig): Last Mondays (Next meeting: April 27) 5:30-6:30pm via conference call. Contact [email protected] to register.

Realizing Genjokoan Study Group (John Vetrano): Second Thursdays (Next meeting: April 9) at 7:15pm via conference call.  Contact John Vetrano at [email protected] for dial-in details.

Writing as Spiritual Practice (Rebecca Doverspike): Last Thursdays (next meeting April 30) 7:00pm-8:30pm. Join via Zoom.  Full instructions here.

Rakusu sewing (Harriet Severino): Second Saturdays (next meeting April 11), 1:00pm-2:00pm. For those who have spoken with a teacher about receiving the precepts and are interested in sewing a rakusu in preparation for Jukai. Join via Zoom. Contact [email protected] for details.

LGBTQIA+ Sitting Group (Karen McCormack): Fourth Sundays (Next meeting: April 26) 7:00pm-8:30pm. Join via Zoom  or via phone. All LGBTQIA+ people and allies are welcome. Full instructions here.

Dogen Study Group (Josh Bartok & Steve Wallace): Fourth Sundays (Next meeting: April 26) 3:30-5:00pm. Join via Zoom or via phone. Full instructions here.

Turning Toward (Liz Roemer & Rebecca Behizadeh): Sundays April 5, May 10 & May 31 from 5-7pm. RSVP to [email protected] for Zoom info.

Cancellations

March Sesshin in Duxbury, MA: Cancelled

Mahasangha Sit and Social hosted by Mustard Seed (April 11): Cancelled. The greater sangha is invited to join the GBZC Saturday Morning Practice (listed above) instead.

Tsuru for Solidarity (April 19): Cancelled

July Sesshin in Lubec, Maine: Cancelled

Requests for Special Dedications

In our sutra services we dedicate our practice especially to those on a list provided by our members. During the pandemic, this will be coordinated by Sangha Care and Connection. If you wish to add to this list, please send an email to [email protected]org listing the dedicatee, the reason for entering the request, and your name. For instance a request might be "Please add 'Jane D.' who is in the hospital--Nick P." Your request will be entered into a list accessible by the chant leaders within 24 hours, and entries will be retained for 3 weeks and can be renewed indefinitely.

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