We had a retreat two weeks ago!

Northern Light Zen Center had it’s alternating month one day retreat on the 23rd of February. It was a well attended and lovely day. Good practice was had by all. This month, March, we have an extended practice on the 30th. Please join us for our next one-day retreat on April 27. Mark your calendars!

l – r Jay S, Emily R, Jennifer M, Steve B, Mary-Ellen C, Anthony C, Ryan M, Terry C JDPSN, Bill R, Ron T

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

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

We Are having a Retreat on the 29th of December

BEGIN 2019 WITH A CLEARER MIND!
 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.

We had a retreat in October…

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

 

Creating a confident Mind, be more like the Lion and less like the Dog

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!

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 last Saturday of every other month.  August was good, it was also a warm day but not unbearably so.  It was more good practice!  Our next retreat is in October.  Please join us! Good practice, Kong-An interviews, temple style four bowl meal and a wonderful Sangha.

If you’re not sure about a full day we do half day extended practice on the other on the other Saturdays on the alternate months when we don’t have a retreat. A perfect way to test the waters if you will.  All are welcome.

June Retreat! Terry Cronin JDPSN, Bill Robitzek, Steve Bulloch, Mary Ellen Cimillo, Colin Fay, Jay Seiler

 

June Retreat! Nancy Hathaway, Steve Bulloch, Terry Cronin JDPSN, Jay Seiler, Bill Robitzek, Mary Ellen Cimillo, Colin Fay

June Retreat! Nancy Hathaway, Terry Cronin JDPSN, Steve Bulloch, Mary Ellen Cimillo, Colin Fay, Jay Seiler

 

 

August Retreat! Jay Seiler, Ron Turcotte, Terry Cronin JDPSN, Steve Bulloch, Sean Chung, Bill Robitzek

 

 

 

August Retreat! Jay Seiler, Ron Turcotte, Terry Cronin JDPSN, Steve Bulloch, Sean Chung, Bill Robitzek

 

 

August Retreat! Jay Seiler, Ron Turcotte, Terry Cronin JDPSN, Steve Bulloch, Sean Chung, Bill Robitzek