Retreats & Events

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  2022

Jan 9 – Apr 3Winter Heart Kyol Che,Zoom/PZC


Feb 26SatOne–Day Retreat with Terry Cronin JDPSN ,  NLZC
Apr 3SatBuddha’s Birthday and Precept Ceremony, PZC
Apr 30SatOne–Day Retreat with Terry Cronin JDPSN ,  NLZC
Jun 25SatOne–Day Retreat with Terry Cronin JDPSN ,NLZC


 Aug 27 SatOne–Day Retreat with Terry Cronin JDPSN ,  NLZC 
 Oct 29 SatOne–Day Retreat with Terry Cronin JDPSN ,  NLZC
 Dec 11 SatBuddha’s Enlightenment Day Ceremony, PZC
 Dec 31 SatOne–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 29, Mar 26, May 28, Jul 30, Sept 24, and Nov 26.  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 is required for all retreats.

For any practice or retreats, please know that we respect people’s judgment 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.