What we’re about
Kadampa Meditation Center Boston offers an wide program of meditation classes, study programs, and retreats. The methods and practices taught at the center are suitable for all individuals, whatever your level of interest. By following Buddha’s special advice, we can relax our mind, dissolve our pain and fear, and become of greater benefit to others.
A typical class consists of a gentle relaxation meditation, teaching, discussion, and a concluding meditation. The meditations are guided and are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Each class is self-contained so feel free to join at any time!
Our Resident Teacher is Gen Kelsang Khedrub, a Buddhist monk for over 25 years, who has taught around the USA since 1997.
We offer ongoing meditation classes in Cambridge, Back Bay, Newton, and Portland, ME. In addition we also hold retreats, day workshops, and special events, all of which are open to everyone regardless of background or experience.
Everyone is welcome – just drop into any class!
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- The Power of Patience - a meditation workshopKadampa Meditation Center Boston, Cambridge, MA$25.00
The Power of Patience - a meditation workshop
Saturday, March 2 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Within Buddha’s teachings patience is so much more than being silently frustrated; it involves cultivating a new perspective on things and awakening your inner wisdom and strength.
Cultivating this beautiful mind of patience will help you and everyone in your world. By changing your mind you can bring more peace and harmony to this world.
During this meditation workshop we will explore a variety of Buddhist teachings and meditations for practicing patient acceptance.
Meditations will be guided and light refreshments will be available during the break. This workshop is perfect for beginners and experienced meditators.
Everyone is welcome.
Registration: General ticket $25. Pay at the door or register in advance on the event page on our website: https://www.meditationinboston.org/the-power-of-patience
Location: This event will be held at Kadampa Meditation Center Boston, located at 2298 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge, just a few blocks from the Davis Square T stop. There is free parking available, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gen Kelsang Khedrub is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Boston. He has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism under the guidance of Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 30 years. Gen Khedrub has served as a Resident Teacher in Chicago and in Seattle, and over the years he has taught special events and led meditation retreats around the country. His heartfelt teachings are presented with clarity and humor that make them accessible to everyone.
- Love vs. Attachment (Meditate in Back Bay) with Gen Khedrub67 Newbury St, Boston, MA$12.00
Love vs. Attachment with Gen Khedrub
Tuesday, March 5 from 7:00 to 8:00pm
Buddha taught that love is the great protector. Both we ourselves and others are protected by love from harmful actions and suffering, and a loving heart inspires us to treat others with consideration and kindness.
However, our love is often mixed with attachment, which makes us possessive, anxious and easily hurt. Come explore Buddha’s wisdom teachings on how to discern the difference between love and attachment, and learn methods to weaken our attachment while improving our mind of love.
This Tuesday evening meditation class will take a practical look at Buddha’s teachings on the nature and function of our mind. Each week will include:
- guided breathing meditation
- a short teaching on how to access more inner calm and kindness
- a concluding contemplative time
- Q&A time with Gen Khedrub
Tuesday, March 5 - Love vs. attachment
Tuesday, March 19 - The power of patience
Location: These classes are held at the Church of the Covenant, 67 Newbury St.
Register: At the door, in advance at https://www.meditationinboston.org/newbury-classes
Gen Kelsang Khedrub is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Boston. He has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism under the guidance of Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for almost 30 years. Gen Khedrub has served as a Resident Teacher in Chicago and in Seattle, and over the years he has taught special events and led meditation retreats around the country. His heartfelt teachings are presented with clarity and humor that make them accessible to everyone.