Greater Boston Zen Center

Photo of Greater Boston Zen Center Address:
552 Massachusetts Avenue #208
Cambridge, MA 02139





The Greater Boston Zen Center is a Soto Zen practice center based in Cambridge MA with affiliated sitting groups in North Weymouth MA, Worcester MA, South Natick MA, Providence RI, Pembroke ME, Middletown CT, and Durham, NC. GBZC offers regular opportunities for practicing Zen Buddhist meditation as well as periodic non-residential meditation retreats in Cambridge and multi-day residential meditation retreats at other locations in New England. GBZC also offers book and precept study groups and classes (some via conference call); EcoSattva training; and LGBTQIA+ and POC sitting groups.

Spiritual guidance at GBZC is provided by a Spiritual Direction Committee led by Josh Bartok, Roshi. Our teaching includes an ordained Soto Zen transmission in the lineage of Master Eihei Dogen and the Harada-Yasutani koan introspection lineage through Robert Aitken and generations of his successors. Organizational and financial matters are overseen by a Board of Directors. Both the Spiritual Direction Committee and the Board are elected by members of the community.

Affiliated Teachers:
Diane Shoshin Fitzgerald
Josh Keido Jiun Bartok