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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!

Kadampa Meditation Center Boston

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Finding Joy & Strength: a meditation workshop

Needs a location

$25.00

To make spiritual progress we need both joy and strength. If we are tight or too serious in our Dharma study and practice we just stay stuck with spiritual knowledge and not real experience.

During this meditation workshop Gen Khedrub will explain how the practice of Heart Jewel can awaken the potential within us for such joy and inner strength. Combining visualization, mantra recitation, and space for quiet contemplation this practice has been used by sincere practitioners of Kadampa Buddhism for centuries to become better people. It enables us to arise as real modern day Bodhisattvas and to bring more benefit and peace to a busy and troubled world.

Location: This class will held at Kadampa Meditation Center Boston, 2298 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge, just a few blocks from the Davis Square T stop. There is free parking available, please email us at [masked]

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.

Sunday morning meditation in Cambridge

Needs a location

$12.00

Register at the door, in advance at: https://meditationinboston.org/events/meditation-human-potential-2/

Through meditation we can access a sense of calm and purpose that can give us more ease and enjoyment throughout the day. The purpose of meditation is to increase our capacity to help others — so taking the time to meditate is not selfish.

The New Meditation Handbook is a practical guide to meditation. It teaches us how to make both ourself and others happy. Each week in this fall series, Gen Khedrub will guide us through one of the meditation practices from this book, known as the Stages of the Path or Lamrim.

This is perfect class for learning the the basics of meditation and Buddha’s teachings and building a regular personal practice.

October 2 - Finding inner refuge
October 9 - Actions and their effects
October 16 - No class - International Fall Festival at KMC New York
October 23 - Being kind to ourself
October 30 - Developing our equanimity

$12 per class / free for members

Location: This class will be offered in-person at Kadampa Meditation Center Boston, 2298 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge, just a few blocks from the Davis Square T stop.

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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. Through his humility and deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings, Gen Khedrub provides an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner we can follow.

Back Bay Meditation Class on Loving Kindness

Needs a location

$15.00

Register at the door, in advance at: https://meditationinboston.org/events/buddhist-way-loving-kindness-bb/

We are all looking for lasting happiness and we want to be free from problems and suffering permanently. These wishes can be fulfilled through understanding and practicing loving kindness.

With peace and love in our hearts, our relationships become more rewarding and long-lasting and we build the foundation for many good qualities to grow such as compassion, acceptance, empathy and patience.

This meditation class will introduce the fundamentals of meditation and explore a series of amazing contemplations that Buddha taught to access our mind of loving kindness. These help us overcome the various ways of thinking that keep us stuck.

September 20 - Seeing the good in others
September 27 - Finding a universal love
October 4 - How to deal with difficult people
October 11 - The power of humility

$15. Free for supporting members.

Location: These classes are held at the Church of the Covenant, 67 Newbury St.

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. Through his humility and deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings, Gen Khedrub provides an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner we can follow.

Meditation class - how to overcome obstacles to love

Needs a location

$12.00

When we feel strong, happy and connected with others, life is amazing. But each one of us can experience various obstacles to our mind of love; we can be too hesitant or too clingy, or nervous rather than calm. Buddha taught a variety of contemplations to help us all overcome these inner obstacles and enable us to become strong, relaxed and kind.

This meditation class will introduce the basics of meditation practice and a variety of ways to train our mind in loving kindness during daily life. In this way, we can feel relaxed and integrated, with our way of living and our meditation practice will support each other.

October 5 - Seeing the good in others
October 12 - Finding a universal love
October 19 - No class - International Fall Festival at KMC New York
October 26 - How to deal with difficult people

$12 per class / free for members

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.

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