This is a pandemic schedule. Many of these events are being conducted via zoom, or scheduled with the hope we will be past restrictions at that time Please contact the Zen Center with any questions.
Spring – Summer – Fall 2021
|Jan 23 – 29||Sat||Winter Heart Kyol Che,Zoom/PZC|
|Feb 20 – 26||Sat||Winter Heart Kyol Che, Zoom/PZC|
|Mar 20 – 26||Sat||Winter Heart Kyol Che, Zoom/PZC|
|Feb 27||Sat||One–Day Retreat with Terry Cronin JDPSN , NLZC|
|Apr 3||Sat||Buddha’s Birthday and Precept Ceremony, PZC|
|Apr 24||Sat||One–Day Retreat with Terry Cronin JDPSN , NLZC|
|Jun 26||Sat||One–Day Retreat with Terry Cronin JDPSN ,NLZC|
|Jul 10 – Aug 6||Sat-Sun||Summer Kyol Che, PZC|
|Aug 7 – 8||Sat-Sun||Founder’s Day and Precepts Ceremony, PZC|
|Aug 28||Sat||One–Day Retreat with Terry Cronin JDPSN , NLZC|
|Oct 30||Sat||One–Day Retreat with Terry Cronin JDPSN , NLZC|
|Dec 11||Sat||Buddha’s Enlightenment Day Ceremony, PZC|
|Dec TBD||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 30, Mar 27, May 29, Jul 31, Sept 25, and Nov 27. Entry time is 9 am and end time is noon.
Monthly Dharma Talks on Wednesday evenings will be on the first Wednesday of every 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.