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RESIDENT TEACHER AT HENRY DAVID THOREAU ZEN SANGHA

Bob Waldinger Robert Waldinger (Ryudo Tetsumu), Sensei
Guiding Teacher  
Bob is a fully-transmitted Zen teacher who is Dharma heir to Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi, in two lineages: an ordained Soto transmission through Jiyu Kennett, Roshi and a lay koan-teaching lineage through John Tarrant, Roshi. Bob is also a senior Soto Zen priest (Osho) and was ordained in 2013. He is a psychiatrist who directs a psychotherapy teaching program at Massachusetts General Hospital. He also directs the 80-year-long Harvard Study of Adult Development, the longest study of adult life ever done. He lives in Newton with his wife Jennifer and is the father of two adult sons.


PRACTICE LEADER AT HENRY DAVID THOREAU ZEN SANGHA

Alan RichardsonAlan Richardson, Senior Dharma Teacher

Alan Richardson began his practice of Zen Buddhism in the early 1970s at the San Francisco Zen Center. He has been sitting with Boundless Way Zen since 2007 and was named as a Senior Dharma Teacher in 2016. He serves as Practice Leader for the Henry David Thoreau Sangha and also guides the weekly Zen Meditation Group at Boston College.

 

 

THE GUIDING TEACHERS OF BOUNDLESS WAY ZEN

Melissa Blacker

Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi
Melissa Myozen Blacker Roshi is a Boundless Way Zen priest and Dharma successor to James Ford Roshi. She is one of the resident teachers at the Boundless Way Zen Temple in Worcester. For more information about Melissa see http://www.worcesterzen.org/teachers/melissa/



David Rynick

David Dae An Rynick, Roshi
David Dae An Rynick Roshi is Boundless Way Zen priest and a Dharma heir to George Bomun Bowman who was sanctioned as a teacher by Zen Master Seung Sahn. David is currently a life and leadership coach, and one of the resident teachers at the Boundless Way Zen Temple in Worcester. For more information about David see http://www.worcesterzen.org/teachers/david/



 

FOUNDING TEACHER OF THE HENRY DAVID THOREAU SANGHA

James Ford

Reverend James Ishmael Ford, Zeno Myoun, Roshi
Reverend James Ishmael Ford Roshi was the first Resident Teacher of the Henry David Thoreau sangha as well as a Founding Teacher of the Boundless Way Zen school. James has been a student of Zen for nearly forty years. He was ordained unsui and received Dharma transmission from the late Houn Jiyu Kennett Roshi, completed koan study within the Harada/Yasutani tradition and received Inka shomei from John Tarrant Roshi. James has moved on from BoWZ and is now building a new tradition of Empty Moon Zen Network For more information about James see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Ishmael_Ford