Engaging in a retreat is one of the most courageous, wise and rewarding activities you can do. Far from running away from things, a meditation retreat is a way of engaging yourself. As your need for distraction calms down you can begin to see the workings of of your mind, and you can begin to see how the ancient wisdom of Buddhas teachings can illuminate modern life.
Gen Khedrub will explain the different types of retreat, physical, verbal and mental and share simple techniques for improving your practice of meditation.
This event is a perfect preparation for those wishing to engage in either of the upcoming retreats with Gen Khedrub on the weekends of January 7-9 or January 15-17, or for those wishing to engage in the 21 Day Mediation Challenge starting on January 5.
In person or online. This event will be delivered in-person and online via a Zoom webinar. Kadampa Meditation Center Boston is located at 2298 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge, just a few blocks from the Davis Square T stop. After registering you will receive instructions on how to join in the event online.
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.
During this event we will be using Prayers for Meditation If you are not familiar with these prayers, and would like to join in, you can find the text via this link.
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 2, 2022
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm