The Boundless Way Zen school is an emerging western Zen practice community with lineage roots in the Japanese Soto tradition through Jiyu Kennet, Roshi, the Soto reform Harada-Yasutani koan curriculum through John Tarrant, Roshi, and the Korean Linji tradition through Zen Master George Bomun Bowman. Boundless Way Zen has a number of practice locations in New England as well as in White Plains, NY; Pittsburgh, PA; Tulsa, OK; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Bogata, Colombia.
The Pittsburgh practice group of Boundless Way Zen started in March 2019. We met weekly on Thursday evenings at Stillpoint in Lawrenceville. While in-person practice is still on hold due to the pandemic, we are now offering online practice via Zoom on Wednesday evenings.
Wednesday evening online practice
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have moved practice online. In-person practice is canceled until further notice.
Instead, we practice Wednesday evenings online via Zoom.
The meeting opens at 5:15 p.m. with time with time to visit before practice. Practice starts at 5:30 p.m. with a brief chant and reading from the Boundless Way Zen Sutra Book. There are two 25-minute zazen (sitting meditation) periods, with a 10-minute kinhin (walking meditation) period in between. We close with another brief chant. The meeting will remain open after practice for discussion and visiting.
We can also join online practice via Zoom at Boundless Way Temple in Worcester, MA. People from all over the world, including a few from Pittsburgh, have been practicing online there since the pandemic started. See http://worcesterzen.org for the Zoom link and for the schedule (Monday through Friday at 7am, and Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 7pm).
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