Weekly Practice

Weekly Practice

Our door opens 15 minutes before each practice period, for welcome and orientation. Please arrive 15 minutes early if you are new to the Temple or to Zen or meditation practice.

Morning Practice Periods

Morning practice is held Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

All morning practice periods include sitting and walking meditation (zazen and kinhin) and a brief chanting service. Dokusan (individual meeting with a teacher or senior student) is offered every Friday morning.

Evening Practice Periods

Evening practice is held three nights per week:

  • Sunday – 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday – 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Please arrive at 6:45 p.m. if you are new to the Temple or to Zen, or if you would like to increase your familiarity with forms or etiquette.

All evening practice periods include sitting and walking meditation (zazen and kinhin) and a chanting service. Dokusan (individual meeting with a teacher or senior student) is offered on the first Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evening of every month, as well as on the third and fifth Tuesday evening of every month. A dharma talk is offered during all other evening periods.

Donations Appreciated

There is no charge for weekly practice periods or dokusan. However, donations (dana) of any amount are gratefully accepted. All donations are used to pay for the rent and maintenance of facilities, and to support the work of Boundless Way Temple/Worcester Zen Center and Boundless Way Zen. You may also choose to contribute regularly by becoming a member of the Temple.