Welcome to Northern Light Zen Center
The Northern Light Zen Center in Topsham, Maine was established in 2002. The Zen Center is open to everyone. Besides regular meditation practice, we offer training workshops and Zen retreats led by Zen Masters and Master Dharma Teachers (JDPSN) of the Kwan Um School of Zen
A retreat is an important time to investigate our life and clear our mind of habitual thinking in order to attain our wisdom and compassion to help this world. Practice includes sitting and walking meditation, bowing, chanting, kong-an interviews and formal meals. All practice is held in silence.
Guiding Teacher: Terry Cronin, JDPSN
Terry Cronin, JDPSN started practicing Zen and Christian contemplation in 1980 while a student at Yale Divinity School. Since 1986, he has trained in the Kwan Um School of Zen. He received inka from Zen Master Soeng Hyang in April 2014 and is Guiding Teacher of the Northern Light Zen Center in Topsham, Maine. For the past 21 years he has worked in a variety of roles for hospice programs, currently serving as a hospice chaplain. He lives in Maine and has one adult son..