Boundless Buddha Zen Society is a western Buddhist community dedicated to cultivating compassion and wisdom through traditional Ganhwa Zen teachings.  This is authentic Zen practice as it has been passed down and practiced for centuries made accessible to a western mindset by a western fully ordained monk (Bhikkhu) with over 17 years experience in Zen practice.

It is our mission to offer a space for community and Zen practice to the region.  Our hope is that by engaging the community and providing a practice place for awakening, more people will begin to realize the many benefits of beginning and continuing a Zen meditation practice.  It is our hope that once the practitioner realizes the enrichment found in the practice, they will help to enrich the lives of all beings.

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 the Zen masters that have handed down to us this amazing tradition.  We focus more on the Zen practice of awakening, rather than being tied to very specific forms and protocols.

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. We do not discriminate based on race, age, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation or any and all other dualistic mindsets.  We see all beings as a Buddha!

Each and every one of us are endowed with the seeds of Buddha-Nature (“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 negative habits allowing us to respond more openly in our everyday lives, which develops a sense of universal friendliness, and shows us the interdependence of all existence.

It is extremely important when starting a Zen practice or for those with an established practice that you have proper guidance.  Zen is a tradition where teacher and student work together for the students “awakening”.  Finding a teacher that can guide your practice is of the utmost importance.

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.

Bo Kwang Zen Center our societies head temple is located in a residential neighborhood in a two story brick home. The meditation hall is located directly behind the abbey (house).  Their will be a sign inside of the side gate letting you know you are in the right place (please make sure the side gate is closed behind you), and directing you to the meditation hall located in back.  If you have any questions or need directions please feel free to email, text, or call.

Phone: 314-420-0961

Email: bokwangzen@gmail.com

More information can be found at:

www.bbzs.org

www.facebook.com/boundlessbuddhazen

 

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