Upcoming Events at the NZC

Some of the details are rough at this point, but you may want to pencil some or all of the following into your calendar, and keep watching.
  • Skype Session with Sensei Elliston, Wednesday, January 27.  The first in a series of Discussion sessions via Skype with our teacher from Atlanta.  Because of the nature of the meeting and technical limits, preference will be given to Zen initiates.  The meeting will be in Hermitage (this will NOT be its permanent location).  Check the Members Only Broadcasts for further details.
  • Book Study resumes Saturday, Feb. 6.  More Shobogenzo Zuimonki, first and third Saturdays of each month at 9 a.m. at the 12South Dharma Center.
  • One Day Sit in Franklin, Saturday, Feb. 27.  7 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. (times are tentative at this point), lunch provided, donation requested.  Hosted by and at the home of, one of our members.  Check the Members Only Broadcasts for details.  There will be no sit or Book Study at the 12South Dharma Center that day.



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 info@NZC.org.

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 info@nashvillezencenter.org 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