Meditation and Patience: A Buddhist Approach – A Newton Community Education Class


Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm March 2, 9 and 16 Patient acceptance is an inner strength that enables us to accept and grow from whatever life throws at us. Without cultivating patient acceptance we remain vulnerable to anxiety and frustration, and it is difficult for us to maintain peaceful relationships with others. If we understand what true patience (more…)

New Year’s Eve: Candlelit Meditation – Saturday, December 31 from 5:00-6:15pm


This alternative New Year's Eve event with Gen Khedrub will spotlight Buddha’s approach to training in inner peace and compassion. It will give you methods to unlock more empathy, connection and joy in a world that can sometimes seem so isolating. And it will conclude with some brief Buddhist prayers in conjunction with Avalokiteshvara, the (more…)

Prayers to Tara – Wednesday, December 7 & 14 from 6:15 to 7:30pm


Join us at Portland New Church for these two special prayer sessions this December!    Tara is a female Buddha, whose name means “Rescuer." She is the embodiment of swift compassion. If we rely upon Tara sincerely and with strong faith, she will protect us from all obstacles and fulfill all our wishes. Everyone is welcome and (more…)

Discovering a Path to Happiness – Tuesday, December 6 from 7 to 8:15pm

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We all have a wish to be happy and avoid suffering. Throughout our lives, we travel many different paths driven by this desire: career, relationships, home, vacations, etc. But ultimately, these external paths do not yield the results we seek. During this introductory Dharma Talk and meditation session, we will discuss the internal paths that (more…)

Breaking Free from Loneliness – Friday, December 2 from 6:30 to 7:45pm

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Have you ever found yourself trying to come up with strategies in order to avoid being alone? We are not going to change the fact that sometimes we actually are alone. What we are going to look at in this evening event is why we suffer from it. It turns out feeling lonely has nothing (more…)

Meditation for Stress Relief: outreach events at Harvard University – October 25, November 8 & December 6

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Feeling pressured? Overwhelmed? Want to slow down? Quiet your mind? Join us for a talk with Buddhist Monk, Gen Khedrub, to: Learn a Buddhist approach to modern stress Practice a simple breathing meditation Ask questions in an open Q&A We have made incredible technological and material progress in recent years. But are we losing the ability to (more…)

Taking and Giving: Meditations to Heal – Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:15pm with Gen Khedrub


We each have an incredible power of imagination. But it can easily get stuck in cycles of worry or unhelpful loops. The ancient visualization practice known as Taking and Giving has been used for centuries to heal the mind and grow our ability to face life’s challenges with more poise, empathy and wisdom.  These meditation (more…)

Meditation & Human Potential: Sundays from 11:00am to 12:15pm with Gen Khedrub


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 (more…)

Breaking Free from Loneliness – Saturday, December 10 from 10am to 12:30pm


Have you ever found yourself trying to come up with strategies in order to avoid being alone? We are not going to change the fact that sometimes we actually are alone. What we are going to look at in this meditation workshop is why we suffer from it. It turns out feeling lonely has nothing (more…)

Taking and Giving: Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30pm with Gen Khedrub

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The Back Bay classes are on now on winter break and will resume in 2023. We each have an incredible power of imagination. But it can easily get stuck in cycles of worry or unhelpful loops. The ancient visualization practice known as Taking and Giving has been used for centuries to heal the mind and (more…)