The NC Zen Center is pleased to announce that it will officially begin its search for a new teacher/abbess/abbott on December 1, 2016. The Search Committee, senior members, and Board members have put many hours into preparing for the process. We have conducted several meetings of the general membership in order to refine what the engaged community members look for and hope for in a teacher, explored the many avenues available for guidance, sought assistance from a variety or skilled and experience people, and outlined a process and schedule. The application process officially opens on December 1, 2016, and will continue through Feb 28, 2017. After that there are several stages of review scheduled which we hope will result in bringing a new teacher to the Center, ideally before the end of 2017. This is an exciting time for the Center, and one toward which many people have worked very hard for these past two years. We will be doing our best to keep the membership informed of the progress over the next few months. Please check back occasionally for updates!