Virtual Programming and Cancellations

Events will meet as listed until further notice. Check back for updates as information may change. Contact [email protected] if you need technical assistance. See GBZC COVID-Related Help for other kinds of assistance. Last updated: November 20, 2020.

Weekly Programming      

Other Programming      

Cancellations 

Requests for Special Dedications

Virtual Dana Box

Weekly Programming

Monday

Sunrise Sit, 7:00-7:45 am. All are welcome! Fran, Laura, James C., Julie, and Kate 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 (including link to new Zoom room as of Sept. 28) here.

Benevolent Zen Monday evening practice, 7:00-8:30pm. Email [email protected] for Zoom details.

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 dial-in details.

Precepts Study Group, 6:00-6:30pm. Join via conference call.  Contact Diane Fitzgerald at [email protected]org for dial-in details. New cycle begins December 21, 2020

GBZC Cambridge Tuesday evening practice, 7:00-9:00pm.  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.

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.

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

Friday

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

Broken Broom Zen Sunday morning practice, 8:00-9:15am. Email [email protected] for Zoom details.

Other Programming

Person of Color Sitting Group (Vincent Cho & James Peregrino): Third Mondays 7:00-8:30pm (next meeting: December 21). Join via Zoom.  Newcomer orientations at 6:45pm.  Full instructions here

EcoDharma Classes (Diane Fitzgerald and Fran Ludwig): Join via conference call the first Tuesday of every month, 5:30-6:30pm.  Next meeting: December 1. For more information, including the text we’ll explore at our next class, email [email protected]org.

Writing as Spiritual Practice (Rebecca Doverspike): Will meet on third Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm during November and December, due to the holidays. Will return to last Thursdays in January. Next meeting:  December 17. Join via Zoom or via phone; instructions here.

Rakusu sewing (Harriet Severino): Second Saturdays 1:00-2:00pm (Next meeting: December 12). 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 or via phone. Full instructions here. RSVP to  [email protected].

LGBTQIA+ Sitting Group (Karen McCormack): Fourth Sundays 7:00-8:30pm (next meeting: November 22). Join via Zoom or via phone. All LGBTQIA+ people and allies are welcome. Full instructions here.

Thursday Night Book Group (John Vetrano): Second Thursdays 7:15-8:45pm (next meeting: December 10).  Join via Zoom; instructions here.

Dogen Study Group (Josh Bartok and Steve Wallace): Fourth Sundays 3:30-5:00pm (next meeting: November 22).  Join via Zoom; instructions here.

Zazenkai (All-Day Sit) (Diane Fitzgerald) in observance of Rohatsu, the commemoration of the Buddha's enlightenment. December 19th 8:00am-4:30pm. Details to follow.

Cancellations

Zazenkai (Cambridge) November 21: Cancelled

November 21 Jukai (Cambridge): How and when jukai will take place is now TBD.

Residential Sesshin (Madison, CT) December 17-20: 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.

Virtual Dana Box

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