Archive for March, 2010

Retreat Report: March 14, 2010

Our One Day went by pretty fast, while outside the rain kept going and going. We had a good number with 12 participants, some of them part-time. It is always a privilege to be able to spend time together in the Zendo, sit, walk, chant, and eat. Some of the participants came for the first time, and we welcome them into our middle.
The practice at the Dharma Cloud Hermitage and the Cambridge Buddhist Association is always open to everyone who is willing to follow the form and respect the other practitioners.

Many thanks to Shuko, who served as the tenzo and prepared breakfast and lunch for the entire group. A lot of time is spent shopping in the rain), planning, cutting vegetable with Myoki as the shoten. A great Thank You to both bodhisattvas!

We will be planning the next retreat for April and will announce it as soon as a decision has been made.

March Retreat: 3/14, 7 am – 5 pm

Please join us for our first day-long retreat that will be held on Sunday, March 14, from 7 am till 5 pm.

The retreat will be a full day of formal practice, including two chanting services, a formal Mt. Baldy style lunch, a Dharma talk, lots of zazen, kinhin, and the opportunity for an informal meeting with a Zen teacher. In the morning there will be an informal, self-serve breakfast for those who participate in the early morning schedule. The early schedule will continue with the general Sunday morning schedule at 10 am for those who want to join later.

In any case, if you are planning to attend, please let us know so we can plan for the appropriate amount of food for the meals. The suggested donation for the full day (including two meals) is $40, for any part of the day including lunch $30, members receive a $5 discount. Nobody will be excluded due to financial reasons. Please see the vice-abbess or contact us to make arrangements if you experience financial hardship.

The full schedule will be announced in detail. Please remember that registration is required. You can use the contact form on this site or send mail to