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December 2017

Holiday Vegetarian Workshop

12/16/2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Register Now A delicious vegetarian menu to surprise your family for the holidays! Chef Miguel De Haro teaches inspiring vegetarian holiday fare.                     The dishes for this workshop are:   Appetizers   - Sweet Potato Chips - Beet Hummus - Eggplant "montaditos" with romescu sauce   Main Dishes   - Almond Holiday Soup - Mushrooms and tofu cannelloni with curry bechamel sauce   Desserts- Traditional Spanish Christmas delights - Coconut "Nevaditos" - "Polvores"…

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January 2018

Winter Kyol Che 2018

01/02/2018 @ 8:00 am - 03/23/2018 @ 1:00 pm

January 2, 2018 through March 23, 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. Entry Exit Notes…

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Heart Kyol Che 2018

01/02/2018 @ 8:00 am - 03/23/2018 @ 1:00 pm

Kyol Che is a traditional Korean Zen retreat. The name means “tight dharma” or “coming together.” In Korea, it is the three-month winter and summer periods when monks and nuns do intensive sitting practice in the mountain temples. Providence Zen Center holds two Kyol Che retreats annually, with students sitting up to three months in the winter and four weeks in the summer. The Heart Kyol Che is an opportunity for students who cannot sit the traditional Kyol Che, or…

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February 2018

Mid-Kyol Che Ceremony

02/09/2018 @ 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

05/05/2018 @ 8:00 am - 05/06/2018 @ 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

06/02/2018 @ 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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Temple Sounds Workshop

06/24/2018 @ 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

06/26/2018 @ 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

07/07/2018 @ 8:00 am - 08/03/2018 @ 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

07/22/2018 @ 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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