Intensive Training Opportunities at the Boundless Way Zen Temple in Worcester, MA

Boundless Way Zen Intensive (Ango) 2013

Living Zen: Dogen’s Four Methods of Bodhisattva Guidance

A Three-week Residential and Non-Residential Zen Practice

April 6 – April 25

At the Boundless Way Zen Temple, Worcester, MA

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:

Attend the opening ceremony on April 6th at 7:30 p.m.

Participate in residential practice at the Temple

Sesshin practice schedule – 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. / meals and lodging provided

Advance registration required (link for online application below)

$55 per day, $345 for any combination of 7 days, $655 for any combination of 14 days, $880 for the entire April 6 – April 25 period

Attend Spring Sesshin April 25 – 28

Sesshin practice schedule – 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. / meals and lodging provided
Advance registration required (notice and registration information will follow)
Cost: $350

Attend any of the daily practice periods

Morning practice 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. with dokusan

Late morning practice 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with sutra service and teisho

Afternoon practice 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with dokusan

Evening practice 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with teisho and dokusan

Suggested donation of $5 – $50 for the day or any part of it

Make a commitment to intensify your Zen practice/study at home, or at your local sangha

Contribute to the Retreat Assistance Fund to support those who have requested financial aid to attend the Ango: contact

Attend the Shuso Hossen Ceremony for Diane Fitzgerald, Wednesday, April 24th at 7:30 p.m.

Attend the Ango closing ceremony on Sunday, April 28th at 11 a.m.

David Dae An Rynick, Roshi and Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi will be in residence for the entire retreat. James Ishmael Ford, Roshi and Josh Munen Bartok, Sensei will be offering dharma talks and dokusan along with other Boundless Way Dharma Teachers. 508-792- 5189

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