Welcome Home!

We warmly welcome you to Boundless Way Temple of Worcester MA, a place of Zen Buddhist training and practice. Our regular practice schedule is as follows:

  • Morning Practice is held Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 8 AM
  • Evening Practice is held Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7 PM to 8 PM and Sundays from 7 PM to 8:30 PM.

Be sure to check out our calendar for more information on daily meditation practice, talks, retreats, and workshops.

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 Open!

Study and Practice on Four Saturdays 2017
February 18, March 11, April 1, May 13

9:00-12:00 Workshop
12:30-1:15 Caretaking practice
1:30-4:15 Silent Retreat
4:30-6:00 Huddle

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. … click here for details and registration.

Boundless Way Temple Dharma Talks Are Now Available As A Podcast

Good news! You can now download, listen, and subscribe to recent dharma talks from the Temple via our podcast landing page, iTunes, Stitcher, or through your favorite aggregator using the RSS feed.

Talks will be given by teachers Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi, David Dae An Rynick, Roshi, Diane Shoshin Fitzgerald, Sensei, and James Myosan Cordova, Sensei.

New episodes are released every Tuesday and Thursday. If you want to help spread the word, rate and review us on iTunes or Stitcher. Questions on how to listen, download, or subscribe can be left as a comment on the podcast’s landing page or our Facebook page, or send an email via the Temple contact page. Many thanks and happy listening!

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 …read more

Registration for Spring Sesshin 2017 is now open!

“To Touch the Heart-Mind”

March 16 – March 19, 2016

From 9:00 pm Thursday evening
through 1:00 pm Sunday

Click here for details and registration.

Recent Dharma Talks

For more talks from the Temple, go to our podcast page or subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or by using our RSS feed.


David Rynick – Not Advancing, Not Retreating


Melissa Blacker – The One Who Hears the Cries of the World


James Cordova – This Ungraspable Trace


Diane Fitzgerald – None of Us Is An Island