Upcoming Events & Retreats
International Spring Festival
May 26 - 31
in the UK
with Gen-la Dekyong
Free Outdoor Meditation
Friday, June 2
6:30 to 7:15pm
in the Boston Public Garden
with Gen Khedrub
An Offering of Faith – A Global Retreat
Sunday, June 4
11:00am to 5:15pm
The practice of timeless Buddhist wisdom
Kadampa Meditation Center Boston offers a multitude of varied and inspiring classes that allow you to learn meditation, to bring more resilience and authenticity into your life and to access the timeless wisdom of Buddha’s teachings.
Our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Khedrub, has spent almost 30 years studying and practicing under the guidance of our Founder, Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. The other teachers are training in either the Teacher Training Program class or the Foundation Program class
Whether you have practiced meditation before or are brand new, you will find a range of classes and courses to choose from. Check out frequently asked questions here.
Classes in meditation and Buddhist way of life are offered in Cambridge, Back Bay, Newton and Beverly, as well as in Portland, Maine.
Free meditation events are offered seasonally in the Boston Public Garden, as well at Harvard and other locations.
Classes in meditation for all levels
Meditation is the very heart of Buddhist practice because it improves the quality our mind.
By meditating regularly our mind becomes more peaceful, we feel more centered and experience more well-being.
We can all meditate on our own, but connecting with other practitioners and receiving instruction can be a boost for our own at-home practice.
Classes are currently being offered in Cambridge, Back Bay and Newton as well as in Portland, Maine. You can drop in or make a commitment to yourself and register for a series.
Our Saturday morning meditation workshops and weekend retreats are an ideal way to gain a deeper experience of meditation and inner peace. They examine a particular topic in greater depth than would be possible in a "drop-in" class.
Common topics include patience, concentration, loving kindness and wisdom.
These events are held in Cambridge and are open to everyone and are suitable for all levels of experience, including beginners. Everyone welcome!
In our modern busy lives it’s often difficult to find time and motivation to sustain our meditation practice and follow a spiritual path.
The Foundation Program class offers you an opportunity to go through a specific Dharma book in great detail, deepening your practical knowledge of the teachings.
This class takes places on Sundays from 3:30-5:30pm in Cambridge.
The Teacher Training Program involves more extensive study and retreat and offers the opportunity to train as a Kadampa Buddhist teacher.
Everyone is welcome to attend any of our "drop-in" classes offered each week in Cambridge, Back Bay and Newton. It‘s in these classes that Buddha’s methods for cultivating deep inner peace and happiness are explored and practiced.
Meet Our Resident Teacher
Gen Kelsang Khedrub
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.
"The Resident Teachers of our Dharma centers are always with you; they care for you and try to guide you to a meaningful life."
~ Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
Kadampa Meditation Center Boston is 501(c)(3) volunteer-led, non-profit organization.
KADAMPA MEDITATION CENTER BOSTON
2298 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02140