I thought this was a neat thing and it shows great compassion.


Happy New Year! We had a retreat on the 29th.

by admin on January 1, 2019

Just before the new year started, the Northern Light Zen Center had a one day retreat. Ten of us got together and sat for a day of strong practice. We would love for folks to join us! Check out our schedule for the next one.

L-R Brian Meldrum, Darren Brown, Jennifer Mancini, John Schooley, Ron Turcotte, Jay Seiler, Mary-Ellen Cimillo, Ryan McMann, Anthony Cincotta, Terry Cronin JDPSN


Excellent article from Lion’s Roar…

by admin on December 26, 2018

Great article here on Death and Dying from Lion’s Roar. http://bit.ly/2GDEWxX


We Are having a Retreat on the 29th of December

by admin on December 25, 2018

 The Northern Light Zen Center is pleased to announce a one day retreat on Saturday, December 29, 2018 from 8:00 to 4:00.

Please arrive at 6:50 for orientation if this is your first retreat at NLZC. Formal meal will be included. The practice will involve alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation. Kong-An practice is available with the Guiding Teacher during the day.

RSVP required by the Wednesday before the retreat so we can plan on sufficient food.



by admin on November 20, 2018

Award Winning Animator’s Short Film ‘Happiness’ Is Absolutely Brilliant

Award Winning Animator’s Short Film ‘Happiness’ Is Absolutely Brilliant

Posted by TrulyMind on Thursday, October 4, 2018


Happiness, a Short Film by Steve Cutts

by admin on November 20, 2018

Award Winning Animators short film “Happiness”


We had a retreat in October…

by admin on November 18, 2018

I have been remiss!  We had a retreat in October and here it is November, almost Thanksgiving, and I have yet to post pictures.  🙁  I had good intentions of doing so but as they say the road to hell is paved with good intentions right?!  Then again, don’t make good, don’t make bad everything just is.  Regardless, better late than never.  So here are some pics and be it known that it was a wonderful retreat day, with excellent practice by all!

November 24th we have an extended practice day that runs from 9 to noon.  Please feel free to join us.  And of course another retreat is coming up in December on the 29th.  Look for an emailing to be coming soon.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

L to R, Sarah Matari, Ron Turcotte, John Schooley, Terry Cronin JDPSN, Nancy Hathaway, Steve Bulloch, Colin Fay

L to R, Bill Robitzek, Ron Turcotte, John Schooley, Terry Cronin JDPSN, Nancy Hathaway, Steve Bulloch, Colin Fay



Recently I have been experiencing a lot of stress around some issues in my life.  So when this happens I turn to my practice and try to use that to my benefit.  I am a sentient being after all and I am one of those whose suffering we are trying to end! However I was finding it hard to sit.  And even though chanting was definitely helpful, I started to feel that I wanted to change things up a little.  So as a good modern technophile I went to Google.

As I was browsing through the internet I found this article in Tricycle Magazine online.  I found it quite good and it had some very useful exercises for meditation practice.  Follow this link, it was a good read.

This link will take you to the article also.


Be well.


We have retreats!

September 10, 2018

Hello! I know I have been a little lax in posting.  But, hey Summer right? We had a retreat in June.  It was very warm and we had a small group but it was good practice! We also had a retreat in August.  As you may know we have a full day retreat on the […]

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Formal Practice at Northern Light Zen Center on Wednesday July 4th, is canceled.

June 27, 2018

Greetings! Due to the fact that it is a holiday formal Practice at NLZC is canceled.  Please partake of solo practice!  Enjoy some watermelon and watch some fireworks.  🙂 Have a Happy Holiday and may the fourth be with you!

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