General Meeting for all Members, 9 a.m. this Saturday, Jan. 16,

This is our Annual General Meeting, held for the first time separate from the meeting of the Board of the Directors. Hopefully all of the Board members will be there to answer any and all questions, or suffer comments.  

Under the Bylaws, any person who has attended three or more regular meetings of the NZC is welcome to attend. If you are a non-member and wish to attend, please contact

Hope to see a good many of you on Saturday!


12/30/2009 Last Chance for 2009 Donations!

This week (tomorrow, actually) is your last chance to make a tax-deductible contribution to the NZC! As you all know, we are facing some uncertainty during the next six months with regard to our meeting space; if we decide to keep it, it will cost us more, as two of the four groups that participated in the founding of the 12South Dharma Center have failed in their essence. In addition to your contributions, we would appreciate all of your keeping in mind, as you go thru your lives, options and alternatives. Contact one of our senior members if you have questions about what might be of interest.

Anyway, you can donate in any of the ways on the Donations page on our website. I am advised that if you stick a check in the mail and get it postmarked by tomorrow, you can deduct it for 2009. PayPal is good, too. Last night was our last meeting at the DC for 2009, so...

Cash contributions cannot be deducted, but if you're like me you don't make enough to write off, anyway, so we like cash, too. Let us know if you have questions. The box still works, if you don't know who to ask.

Have a Happy New Year. See you next year (Saturday) for our first early sit of 2010!


5 a.m. sit this Saturday, January 2, etc.

The first early sit of 2010 is at 5 a.m. this Saturday; as usual, try to be there a few minutes early.  We'll take a break about 6:45 (or so) and start again at 7.  

For those of you not familiar, we do this each month. 




A Star is Born!

Students of the Way-  Many Kalpas in the making- the NEW Nashville Zen Center Website has been brought forth into the Realm of Humans.  Kiss your delusions goodbye!  This will no doubt be the epicenter of Cyber Awakening in Middle Tennessee.  We now take another tiny, yet momentous step, in fulfilling the 1st Bodhisatva vow- to free all beings...or at least those who access our website.  

Be sure and subscribe to "Page Updates" in Broadcasts- to get the latest news of NZC happenings and events.  Make a donation via the handy "Donation" link- Check out our Media center, the central repository of our photos, videos, and audio offerings (coming soon).  Tell all of your friends about us!  Then- get back on YOUR CUSHION!  Holiday Blessings to all. 


Nyoze Nat Brown




a fine addition to our "tools". 

Brett and Bob- 

Great job.  Having everything in one place will be wondrous and beyond concepts and ego! Today's koan: 

What was our website before the Internet was born?