21 Day Meditation Challenge – January 5 to 26
The 21 Day Meditation Challenge is designed to give you daily support and all the tools you need to bring about a meditation practice in 2022. It will begin at the free public talk on Wednesday, January 5 and continue until Wednesday, January 26. During this time you will receive:
- a daily email with advice on posture, concentration techniques and mindfulness practices
- a weekly Q&A time with Gen Khedrub on Wednesdays January 12, 19 and 26 from 5:45-6:15pm (in person or online)
- support over email during the 21 days on any questions
Take advantage of this special opportunity to build a positive meditation habit at the start of the year!
If you wish you boost your at-home practice, consider also signing up for a drop-in class or series of classes - Tuesdays at 6:30pm, Wednesdays at 7pm or Sundays at 11am. Or if you are joining this challenge in Maine, the Saturday class at 10am.
"When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within. This feeling of contentment and well-being helps us to cope with the busyness and difficulties of daily life. So much of the stress and tension we normally experience comes from our mind, and many of the problems we experience, including ill health, are caused or aggravated by this stress. Just by doing breathing meditation for ten or fifteen minutes each day, we shall be able to reduce this stress. We shall experience a calm, spacious feeling in the mind, and many of our usual problems will fall away." - Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
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.
New to meditation? Try out the three guided breathing meditations contained within Meditations for Relaxation (MP3) available for download here.
Want to go deeper? Check out the Foundation Program for a systematic study of Buddha’s teachings that can provide you with a foundation for a strong daily practice.
This event is being offered by livestream for residents of Massachusetts*, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont (*except those living in southern Plymouth county, Bristol county, Cape Cod and the islands; for those areas please visit our sister center at www.meditationinnewbedford.org)
January 5, 2022 - January 7, 2022
7:00 pm - 12:00 pm