Private Sessions:  Fees and Scheduling

There is no specific fee charged for private spiritual direction with Melissa.  Instead, you are encouraged to support the work of Boundless Way Temple, where Melissa lives and teaches, by becoming a member of the Temple and making a yearly pledge. For information on membership, go to:

Melissa offers regular individual meetings (dokusan) at Zen practice periods at Boundless Way Temple.  For the dokusan and retreat schedule, go to:

Private sessions may also be arranged at your convenience, either in person at Boundless Way Temple, or on the telephone, Skype, or Zoom.  The sessions are intended to be brief, and may last from 5 to 15 minutes.  These sessions are meant to be a complement to serious Zen practice, and in addition to being a member of Boundless Way Temple, it is expected that you attend Temple practice periods regularly.  Scheduling priority is given to Melissa’s personal shoken students.  For information about becoming a personal student by taking shoken, go to: