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

Rohatsu Sesshin

December 3, 2015, 9:00pm - December 6, 2015, 1:00pm

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

Rohatsu Sesshin "To Touch the Heart-Mind" December 3 - December 6, 2015 From 9:00 pm Thursday evening, Dec 3 through 1:00 pm Sunday, Dec 6 $359 (U.S.) fee Scholarships available Registration is now open. Space is limited. Please go to our sesshin registration information page for more details and to register: docs.google.com/document/d/1x_Jo2Wp4cxv6hhFrVXiqmwLRvIRkIn0W5hbXxnbYOS8/preview?pli=1 For questions please contact: BoundlessWayZen@gmail.com... See MoreSee Less

Coming and Going Sesshin 2016

January 3, 2016, 7:30pm - January 23, 2016, 9:00pm

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

In the tradition of Buddha's sangha, we will be gathering to support each other in deepening our commitment to Zen practice. There are several ways in which you can participate: 1. OPENING CEREMONY Attend the opening ceremony on January 3rd at 7:30 p.m. 2. EXTENDED PRACTICE PERIODS Visit the Temple for any or all of the practice periods below: 6:00 AM – 8:00 AM Early morning practice period: Includes dokusan (individual meetings with a teacher or senior student) 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Late morning practice period: Includes sutra service, teisho (dharma talk by a teacher or senior student) and dharma dialogue 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM Afternoon practice period: Includes dokusan 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Evening practice period: Includes teisho, dharma dialogue and dokusan Donations for any part of a practice period will be gratefully received in the collection bowl in the front hallway. 3. SHUSO HOSSEN Attend the Shuso Hossen ceremony for Bob Waldinger on January 22 at 7:30 p.m 4. RESIDENTIAL PRACTICE Participate in residential practice by staying at the Temple overnight for one or more nights. Advance registration is required for residential practice. ○ $58 per day ○ $366 for any combination of 7 days ○ $697 for any combination of 14 days ○ $995 for the entire January 3rd – 23rd period Meals and lodging are provided with your residential practice registration. Support is available for those who need financial aid in order to attend the residential practice portion of the Coming and Going Sesshin. If you need it, please contact: boundlesswayzen@gmail.com David Dae An Rynick, Roshi and Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi will be in residence for the entire retreat. Josh Munen Bartok, Sensei will be offering dharma talks and dokusan along with Boundless Way Dharma Holders and Dharma Teachers. For all of the details on the Coming and Going Sesshin: bit.ly/BWZComingAndGoing2016 Advanced registration for those interested in residential practice: boundlesswayzen.org/cags/registration... See MoreSee Less

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