Bright Sea Sangha


We meet weekly on Wednesday evenings via Zoom, starting at 7 p.m. The schedule for each evening includes a Zen liturgy, and 25 minute sitting periods with walking meditation in between.

Kate Hartland gives brief private spiritual practice interviews (dokusan) or Dharma talks (teisho) on most Wednesdays.

Newcomers are most welcome to attend this ongoing group. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Kate or use our contact page.

Practice Leader

Kate Hartland has been a student of Zen starting in the 1970’s. She first trained with Philip Kapleau at the Rochester Zen Center, and later with Toni Packer at the Springwater Center, before coming to Boston. She received full lay transmission, with the title of Sensei, in 2017 from Josh Bartok, Roshi, then of the Greater Boston Zen Center. She is also a member of the Lay Zen Teachers Association and the American Zen Teachers Association. Kate enjoys downhill skiing in winter, and kayaking the rest of the year along coastline ranging from Rhode Island to Newfoundland. She is retired from the non-profit Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard where she carried out early drug discovery research.