Our Practice Group
We warmly welcome you to the website for Boundless Way Zen Northampton, a local practice group of Boundless Way Zen. Here you will find information about our weekly meditation practice meetings, practice traditions and forms, and Boundless Way Zen's Guiding Teachers. There are also links to other Boundless Way Zen practice locations, including the main Temple in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Boundless Way Zen Northampton meets every Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM for Zen meditation practice in the parlor of the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, 220 Main Street, Northampton, Massachusetts. Anyone is welcome to attend our Tuesday evening Zen practice periods. There are no special requirements and no cost, although donations are gratefully accepted. We sit meditation (zazen) for 25-minute periods, and do a few minutes of walking meditation (kinhin) between periods. More detailed information about our practice can be found under the About and First Visit tabs
If You are New to Zen
Please use our contact page or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let us know you are coming or simply arrive at 7:10 PM for a brief orientation and instructions. For basic information, see "Before You Come" and "What to Expect" under the First Visit tab. If you arrive a few minutes after 7:30, please just come in, take a seat and begin your meditation practice. However, the entrance door must be locked at 7:45. An introductory book some have found helpful is John Daishin Buksbazen’s, Zen Meditation in Plain English.