The Whole World is a Single Flower

by admin on September 14, 2017

Greetings!

I have not posted for a while so I thought it was time.  And fortuitously we have a major event in the Kwan Um School coming up! The Whole World is a Single Flower is a conference that brings together our Sanghas from all over the world.  From the conference website, “The Kwan Um School of Zen Sanghas and communities as well as other participants will share with each other concerns, ideas, and solutions regarding these changes.  We will take part in lively discussions and role-playing forums leading to possible solutions and to what we can do.”  I plan to attend a few days and a few of us from Northern Light are attending also.  Check it out.  It sounds like an interesting time.  The Providence Zen Center is a lovely Center set in Cumberland RI and is worth a trip. Maybe we will see you there?

The Whole World is a Single Flower

Whole World History

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Greetings!

There are some very exciting things coming up at Northern Light Zen Center and our friends at Morgan Bay Zendo in Surry, Maine!  Here is just a quick run down of events.

On Saturday July 29th there is an extended practice.  We begin at 9 am and bow, chant and sit until noon.  This is typically followed with tea and conversation, maybe even cookies!  If Terry is there, (Terry Cronin JDPSN) we would have kong-an interviews as well.  This is not a guarantee, however.

On August 18 – 19 at Morgan Bay Zendo there is a Dharma talk and a one day retreat. The dharma talk is going to take place at the Blue Hill Library on the 18th at 8 pm and the retreat is the next day at Morgan Bay Zendo, from 8:30 am to 5 pm. The retreat will be led by Terry Cronin JDPSN.  In this retreat we will spend the day in silence sitting Zen alternating with walking meditation in the Zendo Moss Garden. A traditional Korean Zen four-bowl style vegetarian lunch will be served. Terry will offer traditional Zen kong-an interviews.  FMI and to register contact: Hathaway.N@gmail.com.  Also check out Morgan Bay Zendo at http://www.morganbayzendo.org.

On August 26th, the Northern Light Zen Center is having a one day retreat.  This retreat is led by Terry Cronin, JDPSN at the Northern Light Zen Center at 202 Meadow Road in Topsham.  Arrival and registration for new participants will begin at 6:50 am. For experienced participants arrival and registration begins at 7:50. Retreat ends at 4:30 pm.  FMI or to register for a retreat, email, northernlightzencenter@gmail.com or call 729-6013.

Lot’s of things Buddhist happening over the next month!  Very exciting and an awesome chance to strengthen your practice. Hopefully we will see you there!

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Greetings all!

Due to circumstances beyond our control there will be no interviews during our Wednesday practice on the 12th.  Usually the second practice Wednesday of the month is interview night but this time interviews have been canceled.  Practice will take place as usual.  So please come and sit with us!

 

peace….

 

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We Had a Retreat on April 29th!

by admin on May 4, 2017

Our April retreat just occurred and we had an excellent turnout! There were a total of 11 of us in our beautiful Dharma room.  Practice was strong and it was a lovely sunny day. The meal was simple and delicious.  The four bowl temple style is always kind of cool. (I think)   Our next retreat is June 24th, and it will be another great day.  A good time to help strengthen your practice. 🙂   Please join us in June!

 

L – R Nancy Hathaway, Colin Fay, Terry Cronin JDPSN, Abby Stiers, John Schooley, Marilyn Petit, Bill Robitzek, Jay Seiler, Jake Fahey, Lisa Hammer, Jen Mancini

 

 

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We had a retreat on Feb 18…..

by admin on March 21, 2017

Aagh!  I am always late with posting retreat pictures.  But when I do, I do it 100% !! Haha!  We had a lovely retreat on the 18th of February.  It was a great day.  It was good practice.  Here are some pictures.

20170218_161128 L-R, Colin Fay, Jay Seiler, Lisa Hammer, Bill Robitzek, Mary-Ellen Cimillo, Abbie Stiers, Marilyn Petit, Terry Cronin JDPSN 20170218_161106 L-R, Colin Fay, Jay Seiler, Nancy Hathaway, Lisa Hammer, Mary-Ellen Cimillo, Abbie Stiers, Marilyn Petit, Terry Cronin JDPSN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hey Everyone!

Most folks are out of town or otherwise occupied so our extended practice for Saturday the 28th is hereby canceled.  Keep your calendars open for Feb 18th!  That’s our next retreat….  Don’t just do something…Sit there!

 

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Our New Years Eve day Retreat!

by admin on January 3, 2017

On the 31st of December the Northern Light Zen Center rang in the New Year with a day long retreat.  I was well attended with members from Belfast, Portland, Nobleboro, Yarmouth and Brunswick/Topsham. Even Massachusetts!  It was a good day.  Please watch our soon to be updated schedule for upcoming retreats!

 

retreat-pic123116 l – r, Marilyn Petit, Emily ?, Lisa Hammer, Jennifer Mancini, Katia Ancona, Abbie Stiers, Terry Cronin JDPSN, Judith Simpson, Steve Bulloch, Debbie Smith, Jeanne ?, Jay Seiler, John Schooley

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Silly me, but better late than never right?  We had retreat on Oct 29.  It was well attended and a beautiful day!  Good practice was had by all!  Here’s the Pics!

Retreat Group Oct 29 #1 l-r Marilynn Petit, Tex Hauser,Colin Fay, Abbie Stiers, Terry Cronin JDPSN, John Schooley, Jay Seiler Retreat Group Oct 29 #2 l-r Nancy Hathaway, Marilynn Petit, Colin Fay, Abbie Stiers, Terry Cronin JDPSN, John Schooley, Jay Seiler

 

 

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Retreat coming up on December 31st!

November 30, 2016

New Year’s Eve Day Retreat 202 Meadow Road Topsham Maine 729-6013 northernlightzencenter@gmail.com End the year with friends and strong practice. The Northern Light Zen Center is pleased to announce a one day retreat on December 31st from 7:50 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Please arrive at 6:50 for orientation if this is your first retreat at NLZC. Formal […]

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