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We warmly welcome you to Boundless Way Temple of Worcester MA, a place of Zen Buddhist training and practice. We invite you to join us as we come together in stillness and silence to awaken to the beauty and possibility of being fully human. The Temple offers daily meditation practice, dharma talks, retreats, classes, workshops and opportunities to study with Zen teachers. Our practice is guided by our two resident teachers, Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi and David Dae An Rynick, Roshi along with Dharma Holder James Myosan Cordova. The Temple is an affiliate of Boundless Way Zen, a school which teaches traditional Zen practices such as breath awareness, mindfulness practices, inquiry into the moment, shikantaza (just sitting) and koan practice. We are dedicated to helping every student find a meditation practice that fits their unique personality and deepest intention for awakening. We are committed to the continuing work of integrating our practice into daily life.

New to Zen?

You are welcome to join us for any of our practice periods, whether you are new to Zen or are experienced in Zen or any other form of meditation. See our regular weekly and periodic Saturday schedules for more information.

We recommend that you arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time so that someone can introduce you to our practice and forms, and answer any questions you may have

You do not need to be a member to participate in our programs. However, if you are interested in learning about Temple membership click here.

Upcoming Events

October Sesshin

October 9, 2015, 12:00am

Boundless Way Temple (Mugendo-ji)
1030 Pleasant St
Worcester, MA  01602 Map

The October Retreat is up for Registration. October 9-12. More information here: docs.google.com/document/d/1x_Jo2Wp4cxv6hhFrVXiqmwLRvIRkIn0W5hbXxnbYOS8/preview?pli=1

Beginner's Mind Retreat

November 6, 2015, 7:00pm - November 8, 2015, 1:00pm

Boundless Way Temple (Mugendo-ji)
1030 Pleasant St
Worcester, MA  01602 Map

“In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's mind there are few.” -- Shunryu Suzuki This is a residential meditation retreat open to anyone who is sincerely interested in exploring the Zen path of awakening. We will begin with an introduction to meditation and to the forms of Zen practice with opportunity for questions and discussion as we move into more and more silence. The retreat will include talks by the teachers, whole group dialogue, individual meetings and alternating periods of silent sitting and walking. The retreat will be led by Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi and David Dae An Rynick, Roshi who will be assisted by Dharma Holders James Myosan Cordova and Diane Shoshin Fitzgerald and is sponsored by Boundless Way Temple. The retreat is open to beginners in Zen as well as more experienced Zen practitioners who would like to refresh their practice. Registration is now open. Space is limited. Please download the retreat information PDF for more details and to register: bit.ly/beginners-mind-2015-info For questions please contact the Tanto for this retreat, Diane Shoshin Fitzgerald, at dianeshoshin@gmail.com... See MoreSee Less

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