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 our talks & dokusan schedule, and 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.


Come to the 5th Annual Buddhas Over Worcester Opening Celebration!

Why: Artists, poets, architects, students, writers, carpenters, novices and masters…anyone and everyone interested was invited to submit a work to this project which asks, what does it mean to be “awake” in 2017?

When: April 30, 2017 2:00-5:00pm
Ceremony at 3:00pm
Where: The Gardens at Boundless Way Temple, Worcester MA

Diane Fitzgerald: The Newest Guiding Teacher of Boundless Way Zen

From Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi:

“It is with great pleasure that I announce that, late in the night of March 17, 2017, I gave Dharma Transmission to Rev. Diane Shoshin Fitzgerald, at a secret ceremony at Boundless Way Temple, witnessed by other transmitted teachers of Boundless Way Zen. Diane Sensei was voted in by the Boundless Way Zen Leadership Council as a Guiding Teacher of Boundless Way Zen. Also an ordained Soto Zen priest, Diane is resident teacher at Boundless Way Temple, and at Boundless Way Zen DownEast in Pembroke, Maine. She is one of the leaders of the Boundless Way Zen and Boundless Way Zen DownEast EcoSattva action groups and is a volunteer with DownEast Maine Hospice Services.”

Join the Maitreya Society: A Fund for the Future

We are thrilled to announce the launch of an exciting new initiative for Boundless Way Temple: a campaign to establish a FUND FOR THE FUTURE.

Over the past five years, we have made great progress toward fulfilling our mission of being a vital center for Zen practice for ourselves, for those around us and for those who come after us. We are integrally tied into the larger Boundless Way Zen organization, providing a site for residential retreat opportunities as well as … more

Buddhism 101 Spring Series Continues May 13

Study and Practice Spring 2017

You are welcome to register for the remaining class in this series even if you did not attend previous classes.

The schedule for May 13 is as follows:

9:00-12:00 Workshop
12:30-1:15 Caretaking practice
1:30-5:00 Silent Retreat

Note: There is NO HUDDLE after the retreat.

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.

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.


Melissa Blacker – Not Harboring Ill Will


David Rynick – Freedom Exactly Where You Are


Melissa Blacker – Boddhisattvas Are Us