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.

Upcoming Events

BWZ Guiding Teacher James Ford's Going Away Party!

May 31, 2015, 5:00pm - May 31, 2015, 8:00pm

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

Please join us for Boundless Way Zen Guiding Teacher James Ford's Going Away Party. Sunday, May 31st, 5-8pm. Bring your favorite dish to share for the potluck at the beginning, and bring your best Jam...

June All-Day Practice Period

June 13, 2015, 9:00am - June 13, 2015, 4:30pm

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

The next all-day practice period is Saturday, June 13th. Join us from 9-4:30 or for whenever you can in-between. If you plan to stay for lunch, please bring your own. There are places to walk to for l...

Meeting Suffering & Joy With Awareness

June 21, 2015, 4:00pm - June 26, 2015, 1:00pm

Omega Institute
150 Lake Dr
Rhinebeck, NY  12572 Map

Alone together, we encounter the possibility of meeting the suffering and joy that naturally arise in our body, mind, and heart with compassionate awareness. This silent meditation retreat provides an...


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