Retreats & Events

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@gmail.com or call (207) 835-1480.

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 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.