Saturday April 5 - 9:00AM:Â We are pleased to announce the opening of the registration for the 2014 Buddha's Birthday weekend at the Providence Zen Center. On Saturday, there will be a transmission ceremony for Thom Pastor JDPSN as well as a special performance by PZC's Dharma School students. On Sunday, there will be an inka and a precepts ceremony.Â If you are planning to spend the night at PZC during the weekend, please make sure toÂ register here. (There is a discount if you register by March 21). Remember, you do NOT need to register if you are not staying the night.
Friday April 5 - 7 - Buddha's Birthday Weekend:Â If you are planning on attending Buddha's Birthday weekend and wish to stay overnight at PZC, pleaseÂ register here. The weekend festivities begin on Friday evening with a Hae Jae party, and end on Sunday afternoon after the precepts ceremony which begins at 2:30. With the transmission ceremony for Judy Roitman JDPSN and an inka ceremony, we are expecting a very high turnout - so register early! Remember, you do NOT need to register if you are not staying the night. More information can be foundÂ here.
Friday February 15 - 6:30PM:Â There will be a Mid-Kyol Che Ceremony at Providence Zen Center. Chanting begins at 6:30 and the ceremony will start at 7:30PM. Please come and show your support for our Kyol Che participants.
Winter Kyol Che opening ceremony this Friday, come support the http://t.co/C8F8tFKq
Saturday July 28 - Sunday July 29:Â Please join us Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29, for the Kwan Um School of Zen Founder's Day celebration, held at Providence Zen Center. We do hope to see you here!Â If you'll be staying overnight and/or need transportation, please register online.Â http://tinyurl.com/742gbk2
Saturday, July 28
5:00 am bows, chanting, one sitting period
7:00 am sangha breakfast
9:00 am sangha coffee hour with the teachers
10:00 am Dharma School
10:00 am Founder's Day ceremony
12:00 pm lunch
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Pagoda Gift Shop open
1:00 pm robes distributed to new five preceptees and dharma teachers
We hope to see you at the Providence Zen Center's Buddha's Birthday Celebration! Below is a detailed schedule of ceremonies and events for the weekend.Â If you plan on staying over night at Providence Zen center, please clickÂ hereÂ to register.
Volunteers Needed!Â Please emailÂ firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ if you can help before or during the weekend.
FRIDAY, MARCH 30
5:00 pmÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Dinner
6:00 pmÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Chanting
7:15 pmÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Kyol Che closing ceremony
7:45 pmÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Hae Jae party
Friday February 10 - there will be a Mid-Kyol Che Ceremony in the main Dharma room of the Zen Center. Chanting begins at 6:30 and the ceremony will start at 7:30PM. Please come and show your support.
Photos by Brenton SheehanÂ Click the link to head over to Kwan Um School Gallery to see photos from Buddha's Enlightenment Day 2011 at Providence Zen Center. When your done, you can visit the Providence Zen Center Gallery to see more photos from the past year here at PZC. Thank you to the entire Sangha, may you all have a bright, clear and wonderful holiday season. Please come back and visit us in the New Year!