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February 2018

Mid-Kyol Che Ceremony

February 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for the Mid-Kyol Che Ceremony. Open to All! This is the night before the Intensive Week of Kyol Che begins. Sit with and support those participating in Kyol Che. The evening takes place in the Main Dharma Room in the main building. 6:30 pm Chanting 7:00 pm Ceremony

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May 2018

Two Day Retreat with Nancy Hedgpeth JDPSN

May 5 @ 8:00 am - May 6 @ 3:30 pm
Providence Zen Center, 99 Pound Rd
Cumberland, RI 02864 United States
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Sorry, due to low registration this retreat has been cancelled.

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June 2018

Christian-Buddhist Retreat with Father Kevin Hunt and José Ramírez JDPSN

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Providence Zen Center, 99 Pound Rd
Cumberland, RI 02864 United States
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Online Registration Closed Christians and Buddhists can use very similar techniques of contemplative prayer and meditation to help make their spiritual teachings a living part of their daily existence. This retreat emphasizes sitting and walking meditation, and include talks and discussion. Retreat includes a vegetarian lunch. Beginners are welcome. No prior experience necessary. Daily Retreat Fees: $65 Non-Members and Associate Members $45 Members, Seniors, and Full-time Students and Clergy $35 Dharma Teachers and Dharma-Teachers-in-Training Father Kevin Hunt OCSO Roshi was…

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Special One Day Retreat led by Nancy Hedgpeth JDPSN

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Providence Zen Center, 99 Pound Rd
Cumberland, RI 02864 United States
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Register Now Morning Kido & an Afternoon of Sitting This special retreat begins at 9 am with Kido Chanting. There will be an informal lunch at noon. The afternoon will be periods of sitting and walking meditation. We'll close at 3:20 with chanting, then a circle talk at 3:30. 9am - 12:00 pm: Kido 12:00: Informal Lunch 1 pm - 3:20: Sitting 3:20 - 3:30: Chanting 3:30: Circle talk   Daily Retreat Fees:  $65 Non-Members and Associate Members $45 Members, Seniors,…

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Temple Sounds Workshop

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Providence Zen Center, 99 Pound Rd
Cumberland, RI 02864 United States
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Register Now Experience chanting in an informal setting. This workshop is great for beginners to try the basics, and for experienced practitioners to polish their skills. Come learn our varied practices involving sound: Have a chance to ring the Dharma Room Bell as you learn the Bell Chant. Learn to keep time with the Moktak during chanting. The Temple Sounds Workshop takes place following the refreshments after our regular Sunday morning program. There is no cost for this event, but…

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“Thank You!” Party for Zen Master Bon Haeng

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We would love to thank Zen Master Bon Haeng (Mark Houghton) for his many years of wisdom and tireless devotion to Providence Zen Center. Join us here next Tuesday night for pizza and cake as we celebrate Mark's service to our Sangha! In honor of Mark's support of countless practitioners in his time as Abbot, the Providence Zen Center Sangha is gifting a donation of a Kyol Che scholarship in his name. If you would like to add a thank you donation…

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July 2018

Summer Kyol Che 2018

July 7 @ 8:00 am - August 3 @ 11:00 am

July 7, 2018 through August 3, 2018 Register Now Kyol Che practice clarifies our direction, resulting in a more harmonious relationship with all aspects of life. The daily schedule, conducted in silence, includes sitting, chanting, walking, and bowing meditations, as well as work practice. Meals are eaten in traditional temple style. Retreat leaders give weekly dharma talks and regular kong-an interviews. Practice in our serene woodland setting with the support of Sangha members from all over the world. Three day minimum…

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Forms Workshop

July 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Providence Zen Center, 99 Pound Rd
Cumberland, RI 02864 United States
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Register Now Learn all the little details you are curious about in an informal setting. This workshop is great for beginners to learn the basics, for experienced practitioners to try for themselves, and for Dharma Teachers and Dharma Teachers-in-Training to learn how to share these forms with others.     Have all your form questions answered! We'll demonstrate and teach our varied forms used in the Dharma Room such as how to: open and close the altar, enter and leave…

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August 2018

Iconography Workshop

August 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Providence Zen Center, 99 Pound Rd
Cumberland, RI 02864 United States
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Register Now Led by Martin Kašpárek The Iconography Workshop takes place following the refreshments after our regular Sunday morning program. There is no cost for this event, but please do register to let us know you are attending! More information to come!

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One Day Retreat with Nancy Hedgpeth JDPSN

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Providence Zen Center, 99 Pound Rd
Cumberland, RI 02864 United States
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Register Now Led by Nancy Hedgpeth, JDPSN. This day of retreat consists of sitting and walking meditation, with Kong-An Teaching Interviews. We'll have an informal lunch at noon. Prior meditation experience or attendance at a meditation instruction class is recommended, however, this retreat is suitable for beginners, as well as experienced students. Registration is at 8:30 am. Retreat Fees: $65 Non-Members and Associate Members $45 Members, Seniors, and Full-time Students and Clergy $35 Dharma Teachers and Dharma-Teachers-in-Training Please register by noon…

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