Boundless Buddha Zen Society is a Western Buddhist community dedicated to teaching and cultivating the path of Awakening through Korean Rinzai Zen (Ganwha Seon) according to the teachings of the great Master Kusan Sunim. This is authentic Zen practice as it has been passed down and practiced for centuries made accessible to a western mindset by a fully ordained Western monk (Bhikkhu) that is from the St.Louis, with over 17 years experience in Zen practice.

We strive to make the teachings and practice of Zen more accessible and approachable to a modern-day western mindset, without sacrificing the wisdom of what the Zen masters that have handed down to us this through this amazing tradition.  We focus more on the Zen practice of awakening, rather than being tied to very specific forms and protocols.  Our Public Services are conducted in all English including the chants.

Each and every one of us are endowed with the seeds of Buddha-Nature (“Awakening/Enlightenment”). It is only because of our conditioned way of thinking, and our attachment to our own delusion that we are not able to see what we already have. Zen practice is the way to care for those seeds allowing them to sprout, grow, and flower. By having this realization of our Buddha-Nature, we erode our harmful habits enabling us to respond more openly in our everyday lives, which develops a sense of universal compassion, wisdom and friendliness that opens us to the interdependence of all existence.

Boundless Buddha Zen Society and it’s centers/temples are completely open and welcoming to all people who are sincere in their wish to learn and practice Zen in a safe, encouraging, and welcoming community. We welcome all persons to participate in our services, classes, and events regardless of the faith tradition, or absence of one, they carry with them. The core values of Buddhism and the spiritual practice of meditation are conducive to enhancing any other spiritual tradition and its practices. 

Generally speaking, those unfamiliar with Buddhist practices or have never been to our center should plan on attending a Sunday morning service first if possible.

If you have any questions or need directions please feel free to email, text, or call.

Email: bokwangzen@gmail.com

More information can be found at:

www.bbzs.org

www.facebook.com/boundlessbuddhazen

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