Welcome Home!

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.

Happening Now:

Coming and Going Sesshin 2016

Audio recordings from our ongoing Coming and Going Sesshin are available online.

Please come join us at the BWZ Temple in Worcester between now and January 23rd if you can. Even if you can’t join us physically you can still hear all the talks and discussions online. More talks are added each day as we proceed. The inspiration for this year’s talks comes from the Record of Master Linji.

Upcoming Events

Saturday Day-Long Practice Period

February 13, 2016, 9:00am - February 13, 2016, 5:00pm

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

Saturday Day-Long Practice Period

March 12, 2016, 9:00am - March 12, 2016, 5:00pm

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

Entry Deadline and Potluck for Buddhas Over Worcester

March 13, 2016, 4:30pm - March 13, 2016, 6:30pm

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

Artists, poets, architects, students, writers, carpenters, novices and masters - anyone and everyone is invited to submit a work to the Buddhas Over Worcester project! Buddhas Over Worcester is a three-dimensional outdoor representation of the Buddha that expresses what being awake means to you today. * All work must be suitable for long-term outdoor exposure * Works may be literal, conceptual, abstract, or representational * Suggested materials: wire, cement, found objects, clay, plastic, wood, stone * Please remember that the sculpture must be transportable * The project committee reserves the right to reject any work at their discretion and is not responsible or liable for any works. To apply, fill out the form: bit.ly/buddhas_over_worcester_2016_flyer And then either bring it to the pot luck or mail it to the Boundless Way Temple / Worcester Zen Center before the March 13th deadline. Please conact Raymond Demers with any questions.... See MoreSee Less

Spring Sesshin 2016

March 17, 2016, 9:00pm - March 20, 2016, 1:00pm

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

Sesshin is a Japanese word that means, "To touch the heart-mind." They are intensive meditation retreats, this one is for three days.

Saturday Day-Long Practice Period

April 9, 2016, 9:00am - April 9, 2016, 5:00pm

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

Buddhas Over Worcester Exhibit- Opening Day Celebration

April 24, 2016, 2:00pm - April 24, 2016, 5:00pm

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

It's time for our fourth annual Buddhas Over Worcester exhibit! Read all about this outdoor exhibit, which explores the concept of Buddha (awake) through a wide array of expression: bit.ly/buddhas_over_worcester_2016_flyer Join us for the opening day celebration starting at 2pm on April 24th, with a ceremony to be held at 3pm.... See MoreSee Less

Saturday Day-Long Practice Period

May 14, 2016, 9:00am - May 14, 2016, 5:00pm

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

Saturday Day-Long Practice Period

June 11, 2016, 9:00am - June 11, 2016, 5:00pm

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

Saturday Day-Long Practice Period

August 13, 2016, 9:00am - August 13, 2016, 5:00pm

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

Saturday Day-Long Practice Period

September 10, 2016, 9:00am - September 10, 2016, 5:00pm

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

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