Greater Boston Zen Center

Greater Boston Zen Center

The Greater Boston Zen Center is located at 552 Mass. Ave. #208, Cambridge, MA – a welcoming community of Dharma practitioners. Our lineage roots are in the Japanese Soto tradition through Jiyu Kennett Roshi, the Soto reform Harada-Yasutani koan curriculumthrough John Tarrant Roshi, and the Korean Linji tradition.

All activities at the GBZC are available to members of Bright Sea Zen Sangha.

The teachers offer guidance in all forms of Zen meditation including breath practices, koan introspection, and the subtle art of shikantaza, or just sitting.

The Greater Boston Zen Center offers introductory orientation classes by appointment, a weekly zazen (Zen meditation) schedule of morning and evening sits, as well as a Precepts study group, a Dogen study group, and opportunities for Dharma dialogue discussion groups.

We offer all-day sits (zazenkai) approximately once a month, and a “commuter meditation retreat” consisting of two all-day sits in a row once a year. We all offer a full schedule of weekly programs, including Zen meditation, Zen liturgy, and meditation instruction.

The Greater Boston Zen Center is under the spiritual directorship of Roshi Josh Bartok.