People of all experience levels and walks of life are welcome to come to the Temple for any of our practice periods. You do not have to be a member to participate in our programs. If you are new to Zen, we recommend you arrive 15 minutes prior to your first practice so that one of our resident teachers or practice leaders can explain basic forms before we go into silence, and answer any questions you may have.
Registration for Buddhism 101 Spring Series Is Now Open!
Study and Practice on Four Saturdays 2017
February 18, March 11, April 1, May 13
12:30-1:15 Caretaking practice
1:30-5:00 Silent Retreat
Join us to explore the core Buddhist teaching of the seven factors of awakening. We study these seven teachings as both a description of the awakening that is already present and as a description of the path to realize that reality. As always, we will use these teachings as a way to … read more
James Cordova: The Newest Guiding Teacher of BoWZ
From Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi:
On the night of December 2nd, in a secret ceremony held late in the night during the December Rohatsu sesshin at Boundless Way Temple, I gave my student James Myosan Cordova denbo, or full Dharma transmission. The ancient traditional ceremony was attended by all four Boundless Way Zen Guiding Teachers, along with some of our other Dharma Holders.
James now has the title “sensei.” Along with Dharma Holder Diane Shoshin Fitzgerald, he continues to work with David and me as resident teacher at the Temple. The Boundless Way Zen Leadership Council has also voted him in as a Guiding Teacher in Boundless Way Zen. James is my first fully transmitted Dharma heir. …read more
Spring Sesshin 2016 Recordings Now Available Online
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