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:

Summer Sesshin Registration Open

For more information click here.

Ethics Code

You can view our ethics code here.

Spring Sesshin 2016

Audio recordings from our Spring 2016 sesshin are now
available online.

Upcoming Events

Book Signing- The Story of Mu by James Cordova

June 25, 2016, 3:00pm - June 25, 2016, 5:00pm

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

Please join us at Boundless Way Temple for a reading by James Cordova, author of the children’s book The Story of Mu. This book is intended for all ages and experiences; we welcome all those with Buddha Nature, (particularly the human variety: children, individuals, and families) to attend. James will begin with a reading and then will be available to sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase. Reception to follow.... See MoreSee Less

Summer Sesshin 2016

July 8, 2016, 9:00pm - July 15, 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 seven days.

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

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