The Cambridge Zendo is OPEN with "Vaccinations, Boosters, and Masks Required; Optional Exception to Mask Requirement for Meal Ceremonies Only." However, many activities remain hybrid (zoom and in-person) or zoom-only. Visit Cambridge Zendo Covid Status and Guidelines for details.
Regular Sits, Talks, Interviews
Tuesday evening practice 7:00-9:00pm, zoom and in-person (when possible). Led by Julie Nelson. Instructions Document. (Orientations for newcomers are held at 6:25pm. To arrange an orientation please contact [email protected].)
Wednesday evening practice, 7:15-9:15pm, zoom only. Led by Ed Oberholtzer. Instructions Document. (Orientations for newcomers are held every other week. To arrange an orientation via Zoom send an email to [email protected].)
Weekday Mornings: Sunrise Sit, 7:00-7:45 am, zoom only. All are welcome! Fran, Julie, Ed, and others collectively hold our "Zoomdo" and offer one 25 minute sit and a short encouragement talk by one of the teachers or a reading by one of the students. Instructions Document. (To arrange an orientation please contact [email protected].)
Saturday morning practice, 9:00am-12:00pm, zoom and in-person (when possible). Led by Julie Nelson and others. Instructions Document. (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].)
Person of Color Sitting Group, Third Mondays 7:00-8:30pm, zoom and in-person (when possible). Led by Vincent Cho & James Peregrino. Newcomer orientations at 6:45pm. Instructions Document. Contact [email protected] with questions.
LGBTQIA+ Sitting Group Fourth Sundays 7:00-8:30pm, zoom only. Led by Karen McCormack. All LGBTQIA+ people and allies are welcome. Instructions Document. Newcomers please try to arrive at 6:30pm for a brief orientation with practice leader Caroline Murphy. Contact [email protected] with questions.
Precepts Discussion Group, June 7 - August 23, Tuesdays 5:45- 6:30pm, hybrid Instructions document. The next series will begin in the Fall 2022, led by Jeff Seul, Sensei, and most likely on Wednesday evenings. Contact [email protected] if interested. Drop-ins welcome!
We offer an all-day sit approximately monthly, both in person and over zoom. There will be no zazenkai in July or August 2022.
Sesshin (Multi-day retreat)
Special Notes for Zoom Participants
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]
Because the Greater Boston Zen Center is supported entirely through donations, please visit the Virtual Dana Box.