Free Alternative New Year’s Eve Celebration: Candlelit Meditation 6:00-7:15pm

In the midst of the ongoing world-wide pandemic there are still things that we can celebrate: the resolutions that millions of people around the world make on this evening to live a better life in 2022.

This evening 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 Buddha of Compassion.

With more peace in your mind you can bring more peace into your world.

FREE. Everyone is welcome!

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.


Resource links:

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


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  •  December 31, 2021
     6:00 pm - 7:15 pm