We warmly welcome you to Boundless Way Temple/Worcester Zen Center. The Temple offers daily meditation practice, retreats, workshops and opportunities to study with Zen teachers. We are an affiliate of Boundless Way Zen, a school which combines Japanese Soto and Korean Rinzai traditions in innovative ways that include basic Zen practices such as breath awareness, mindfulness practices, inquiry into the moment, shikantaza (just sitting) and koan practice in the Harada-Yasutani tradition.
We are dedicated to helping every student find a meditation practice that fits his or her unique personality and deepest intention for awakening. And we are committed to the integration of 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.
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.
News and Upcoming Special Events
- Zen Movie Night - When watched through the lens of meditation, many mainstream and independent movies reveal implicit Zen themes, about the nature of suffering and the possibilities of awakening.
- Boundless Way Temple Book Group - Come join us for an evening of exploring the tradition and practice of Zen Buddhism through reading and discussing books by contemporary Zen teachers.
- Sit with Less Pain chair yoga class and book signing with Jean Erlbaum - Sunday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m.
- Check out Melissa’s new article in the Shambhala Sun - The enlightenment stories of the ancient masters are confounding to conventional mind. Their truth is revealed only when our whole being becomes the koan.
- Registration is open for autumn 2014 sesshin! - Applications are now being accepted for the Boundless Way Zen Summer Sesshin. The sesshin begins at 9:00 pm on Friday evening, July 11th, and ends at 1:00 pm on Friday, July 18th.
- Support the ongoing work of the Boundless Way Temple! - Please read more about this opportunity to support our practice and our community.
- Preparing for Jukai: Rakusu Sewing and Precepts Study Groups - Jukai…is to acknowledge to yourself the importance of wisdom in your life.