The Greater Boston Zen Center, located at 552 Massachusetts Avenue, 2nd Floor, #208, Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a welcoming community of Dharma practitioners. Our lineage roots are in the Japanese Soto tradition through Jiyu Kennett Roshi and the Soto reform Harada-Yasutani koan curriculum through John Tarrant Roshi.
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 monthly Liturgy study group, and Dogen study group.
We offer all-day sits (zazenkai) approximately once a month, "commuter meditation retreats" consisting of two all-day sits in a row, and offsite residential retreats multiple times a year. We also offer a full schedule of weekly programs, including Zen meditation, Zen liturgy, and meditation instruction.
The Greater Boston Zen Center is under the spiritual direction of a committee of Zen teachers consisting of Sensei Steve Wallace, Rev. Laura Wallace and led by our Spiritual Director Roshi Josh Bartok.