This is a pre-pandemic schedule. Many of these events have canceled or been changed to zoom, etc. Please contact the Zen Center with questions.
Spring – Summer – Fall 2020
|Jan 4 – Apr 3||Sat||Winter Kyol Che, PZC
|Feb 29||Sat||One–Day Retreat with Terry Cronin JDPSN , NLZC
|Apr 4 – 5||Sat-Sun||Buddha’s Birthday Weekend and Precept Ceremony, PZC|
|Apr 25||Sat||One–Day Retreat with Terry Cronin JDPSN , NLZC|
|Jun 27||Sat||One–Day Retreat with Terry Cronin JDPSN ,NLZC|
|Aug 8 – 9||Sat-Sun||Founder’s Day and Precepts Ceremony, PZC
|Aug 29||Sat||One–Day Retreat with Terry Cronin JDPSN , NLZC|
|Oct 16 – 26||Fri- Mon||Whole World is a Single Flower Conference, Singapore/Malaysia|
|Oct 31||Sat||One–Day Retreat with Terry Cronin JDPSN , NLZC|
|Dec 12||Sat||Buddha’s Enlightenment Day Ceremony, PZC|
|Dec 28||Sat||One–Day Retreat with Terry Cronin JDPSN , NLZC|
For retreats, arrival and registration for new participants will begin at 6:50am. For experienced participants arrival and registration begins at 7:50. Retreat ends at 4:30pm. FMI or to register for a retreat, email, northernlightzencenter@
Extended Monthly practice is on the last Saturday of the month, these are months when we have no one day retreat. The dates for extended practice are:
Jan 25, Mar 28, May 30, Jul 25, Sept 26, and Nov 28. Entry time is 9 am and end time is noon.
Monthly Dharma Talks on Wednesday evenings will be on the Wednesday prior to the last Saturday of the month.
Contact us for more information. Registration required for all retreats.
For any practice or retreats, please know that we respect people’s judgement if they choose not to travel for safety reasons due to conditions. We try to follow the Town of Topsham when it comes to inclement weather. If there is a parking ban in Topsham, then practice for that night is likely cancelled. Please check Topsham for parking bans.
Guiding Teacher for Retreats
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 is Guiding teacher at the Northern Light Zen Center in Topsham, Maine, and received inka from Zen Master Soeng Hyang in April 2014. 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.