Membership Information

Membership Information

BOUNDLESS WAY TEMPLE MISSION

Our mission is to support the purposes and practices of Boundless Way Zen through sustaining a dedicated site for:

  • Residential Zen retreats
  • Training and special events
  • Daily practice

The Temple is guided by our resident transmitted teachers: Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi and David Dae An Rynick, Roshi. We are a non-profit religious organization governed by an elected Leadership Council.

Our Vision

We have created the Boundless Way Temple organization in order to support and sustain a place of vibrant Zen practice for ourselves, for those around us and for those who follow us. Our building and grounds at 1030 Pleasant Street are a home for:

  • Daily meditation practice
  • Residential Zen retreats
  • Training and special events

Membership

We invite you to join in our mission and deepen your personal engagement in Boundless Way Temple activities through becoming a Temple member.

The primary benefit of membership is the opportunity to support and be part of a community of open-hearted Zen practice in the midst of daily life, family and career.

The daily operations and projects of the Temple are made possible through financial donations from members and visitors. Your pledge and contributions pay for our ongoing expenses including ownership, occupancy, utilities, supplies, and our financial contribution in support of our parent organization, Boundless Way Zen.

Each member will be able to vote at the Temple Annual Meeting. In addition, you will also automatically become a voting member of Boundless Way Zen, our parent organization. Members will be given priority registration and discounted fees at selected Temple events.

Joining the Temple

There are two simple ways to become a member:

On the application, you will be asked to choose a membership level, and to specify your donation and how you will pay (monthly, quarterly or annually). Membership is open to all, regardless of the level of your financial contribution.

Members are required to fill out a pledge form annually and are expected to fulfill their pledge and are invited to participate in the ongoing life and purposes of the Temple. Membership and pledges are renewed each year in December.

Membership Levels and Pledging

Membership is open to everyone, regardless of the level of your financial contribution.

The following suggested amounts of member giving are intended to provide general guidelines for annual giving:

  • Student/Senior: $120 – $400 per year ($10-$33 per month)
  • Individual: $400 – $1200 per year ($33 – $100 per month)
  • Family (2+ individuals): $750 – $1800 per year ($62-$150 per month)
  • Sustainer: $1800 or 3% of income per year

Make checks payable to ‘Boundless Way Temple’. We are a 501c3 religious organization and membership contributions are tax-deductible.

If your checking account supports online banking, you can automate your payment by setting up Boundless Way Temple as payee with a recurring payment.