Bright Sea Sangha


We meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, 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.

We sit at the:
Pilgrim Congregational Church

34 Athens Street, 2nd floor

North Weymouth, MA

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 and Boundless Way Zen. Her primary teacher is Josh Bartok of the Greater Boston Zen Center. She is a Dharma Holder* within the Boundless Way Zen community, and is on the Board of Directors at the Greater Boston Zen Center. She is also a member of the Lay Zen Teachers Association. Kate enjoys downhill skiing in winter, and kayaking the rest of the year along coastline ranging from Rhode Island to Newfoundland.

* In the Boundless Way Zen school, the title of  Dharma Holder is the beginning of formal Dharma transmission, the acknowledgment of deep insight into the great matter of Zen in alignment with one’s teacher. A Dharma Holder may give the precepts and receive formal students through the rite of shoken. Dharma Holders may not transmit their own successors.