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IMG011Providence Zen Center

99 Pound Road
Cumberland, RI 02864

Office/Voicemail: 401-658-1464

Fax: 401-658-1188

Email: director@providencezen.org

 

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Zen Master Seung Sahn – Founding Teacher

Zen Master Bon Haeng – Co-Guiding Teacher

Nancy Hedgpeth, JDPSN – Co-Guiding Teacher

José Ramírez, JDPSN – Guest Teacher

 

 

 

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Staff

Zen Master Bon Haeng – Abbot – abbot@providencezen.org

Nancy Hedgpeth, JDPSN – Co-Guiding Teacher – nbh108@cox.net

Doug Walsh – Vice Abbot – jdougwalsh@comcast.net

Kwan Haeng Sunim – Head Dharma Teacher – kwan108haeng@yahoo.com

Michael Swerdloff – Director – director@providencezen.org

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Directions
 

Directions to Providence Zen Center

Map to PZC Providence Zen Center is located 15 miles north of Providence. From any direction, follow the instructions below to I-295 and take Exit 10 [Route 122]. At the traffic light at the end of the ramp turn right, and go 1.5 miles north on Rt. 122. After you pass under a footbridge, take the next right onto Pound Road. (If you pass an auto repair shop, you have gone too far.) Drive about 3/4 of a mile up Pound Road. Providence Zen Center is at #99 on the right with a 65-foot pagoda in the front yard. There is ample free parking in the visitor lot. To Get to I-295:
  • From Providence - take Route 146 North to I-295 North.
  • From Attleboro - take I-95 North to I-295 South.
  • From Boston - take I-95 South to I-295 South.
  • From Worcester - take Route 146 South to I-295 North.
  • From Western Massachusetts - take the Turnpike to Exit 10, to Route 20 East, to Route 146 South, to I-295 North.
  • From New Hampshire - take I-495 South, to I-95 South, to I-295 South.
  • From New York City and Connecticut - Take I-95 North to I-295 North.
Providence Zen Center Satellite Groups

Newport, RI - Newport Zen Group

church2-sSchedule - Mondays, 7 to 8:30pm, meditation instruction, sitting, walking, and chanting meditation. Location - Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham Street, Newport. Group meets in the community building/daycare center, behind the main church building. More information available at http://newportzengroup.com/ or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Newport-Zen-Group/381821608569762

 

Wakefield, RI - All That Matters Zen Group

Beginners should arrive 15 minutes early. Meeting dates and location are available at www.allthatmatters.com. 315 Main Street, Wakefield, Rhode Island (RI) 02879   401.782.2126 info@allthatmatters.com.

 

 

Norton, MA - Wheaton College Zen Group

Location - Mary Lyon Hall, Woolley Room Schedule - Tuesday evenings during the academic year at 6pm For information - contact Professor Jeff Timm at jtimm@wheatonma.edu  

 

Greater Rhode Island Sangha
The Greater Rhode Island Sangha is a collaboration of Buddhist Sanghas in the wider Rhode Island area.  It includes representatives of many Buddhist schools, including Insight, Tibetan and Zen communities. The GRIS is dedicated to offering a shared celebration of the Buddha's enlightenment annually and other joint activities, as well as informing each other of our own projects. All are welcome.  

GRIS Member Groups & Organizations:

  • Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center
  • Radiant Bell Sangha

Upcoming Events

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Morning Practice Schedule

Morning Meditation

Most Mornings
5:00 Wake up
5:15 108 Bows
5:45 Morning Bell Chant followed by Regular Chanting
6:30 - 7:00 Sitting meditation

Wednesday
5:00 Wake up
5:15 108 Bows
5:45 Regular Chanting
6:15 House meeting followed by 30 minutes sitting meditation

Evening Meditation

Evenings
6:30 Kwan Seum Bosal Chanting
7:00 Chanting
7:15 – 8:20 Sitting & Walking Meditation

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday Evenings

Tuesday
6:30 Kwan Seum Bosal Chanting
7:00 Regular Chanting
7:15 - 8:20 Sitting & Walking w/Kong-an Interviews

Wednesday
5:30 See our getting started classes. tutorial.

Friday
6:30 Kwan Seum Bosal Chanting
7:00 Chanting
7:15 Sitting Meditation