Practice Leaders

Kate Hartland is a Boundless Way Zen Dharma Holder. Kate leads the Bright Sea Zen sangha in North Weymouth.  Before coming to Boundless Way she had studied with both Philip Kapleau (Rochester Zen Center) and Toni Packer (Springwater Center) and has been practicing for a total of about 12 years. During the week Kate works at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, screening hundreds of thousands of compounds to look for new therapeutic drug candidates. On weekends she hurls herself down slopes on skis, or paddles one of her four kayaks, while documenting the evidence here www.cathyhartland.com.

Mike Fieleke is a Senior Dharma Teacher* for Boundless Way Zen. Mike was ordained as a Soto Zen priest in July of 2013 by his teacher Melissa Myozen Blacker Roshi. Mike has served as the Tanto, or practice leader, for many Zen retreats and has filled numerous leadership roles within the sangha. Mike is an educator in the Newton Public Schools where he offers meditation sessions for high school students. He has also taught meditation classes for Newton's Community Education program and interned in teaching Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at UMass Medical School. Mike is the father of two children. He is also a jazz drummer, and when summer comes, you'll most likely find him swatting balls on the tennis courts. He's currently the vice-president of GBZC board of directors.

Steve_headshotSteve Wallace is a Senior Dharma Teacher* for Boundless Way Zen and a co-practice leader for the Saturday Morning sitting. He has been practicing with Boundless Way for nine years, serving in myriad leadership roles within the community. He co-leads the precepts study group with Josh Bartok.

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Laura Wallace
is a Senior Dharma Teacher* for Boundless Way Zen and a co-practice leader for the Saturday Morning sitting. She has been practicing with Boundless Way for nine years and has served as the Tanto, or practice leader, for residential retreats, President and Secretary of the Boundless Way Leadership Council, and has coordinated special programs with guest teachers. Laura loves to sew and has led the practice of stitching the okesas for the Boundless Way Guiding Teachers, and serves as a consultant to those that wish to sew their own okesas. Laura runs her own business as a Marketing Consultant.

Mike Cerone is the practice leader for Wednesdays Evenings.  He has practiced with Boundless Way for 4 years.  He also serves on the Greater Boston Zen Center and Boundless Way Leadership Councils/Board of Directors.  He can often be found with his son and in wilderness areas in New Hampshire.

* In the Boundless Way Zen school, the title of Senior Dharma Teacher does not connote having yet received Dharma transmission. It is a title conferred by Boundless Way Zen's guiding teachers and authorizes one to give private interviews (dokusan) and in some cases to work with students beginning koan introspection.