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  2023

Jan 7 – Mar 31Winter Heart Kyol Che, PZC
Feb 25SatOne–Day Retreat with Terry Cronin JDPSN ,  NLZC
Apr 1/2SatBuddha’s Birthday and Precept Ceremony, PZC
Apr 29SatOne–Day Retreat with Terry Cronin JDPSN ,  NLZC
Jun 24SatOne–Day Retreat with Terry Cronin JDPSN ,NLZC
July 22SatNorthern Light Zen Center Precepts Ceremony & Sangha potluck
July 29SatOne–Day Retreat with Terry Cronin JDPSN ,  NLZC 
 Aug 26 SatOne–Day Retreat with Terry Cronin JDPSN ,  NLZC 
 Sept 30 SatOne–Day Retreat with Terry Cronin JDPSN,  NLZC
 Nov 25 SatOne-Day Retreat with Terry Cronin JDPSN, NLZC
 Dec 09 SatBuddha’s Enlightenment Day Ceremony, PZC

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, or call (207) 835-1480.

Northern Light has a half day retreat on the last Saturday of the month, these are months when we have no one day retreat. The dates for extended practice are:

Jan 28, Mar 25, May 27, Oct 28, and Dec 30.  Entry time is 8:00 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 received inka from Zen Master Soeng Hyang in April 2014. Terry is the Guiding Teacher for Northern Light Zen Center, Cape Cod Zen Center and Plymouth Zen Group. He retired at the end of 2021 after working in hospice care for over 25 years. He lives in Maine and has one adult son.