Sunday morning meditation – Sundays from 11:00am to 12:15pm with Sarah Baldwin

Day Retreat with Gen Khedrub! On Saturday, November 11 Gen Khedrub will be up in Maine leading a day meditation retreat near Brunswick on Creating a Balanced Life. Everyone is welcome. This world needs more peace. We can all be a part of bringing this about by becoming a more peaceful person. When we bring (more…)

Powa Ceremony

Through practicing transference of consciousness, known as powa, with faith, compassion and concentration we can transfer the consciousness of those recently deceased to a higher rebirth or to the Pure Land of a Buddha. The Powa Ceremony can be done either by a group of practitioners or individually, on behalf of one or more deceased (more…)

Melodious Drum

This is a monthly practice of making extensive offerings and requesting the Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden, to remove obstacles and to gather all favorable conditions for our spiritual practice. This practice includes a tsog offering. For tsog pujas, we gather together to pray and make special offerings. You are welcome to bring a vegetarian food (more…)

New Year’s Eve: Candlelit Meditation – Sunday, 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…)

New Year’s Day: Amitayus Retreat – Monday, January 1 from 10:30am to 4:30pm

Ring in the New Year with special Buddhist prayers and meditations for everyone in the world to enjoy a long life, good fortune, and wisdom. You are welcome to join for a session, or for the day. The meditation practice of Buddha Amitayus is a profound and effective method for improving our energy, life force (more…)

Vajrayogini Body Mandala: Gateway to completion stage – Saturday, January 6 from 10:00am to 12:30pm

The meditation practice of Vajrayogini invites us to engage with our potential. It offers us simple and profound practices to engage in, both on and off the meditation cushion, that take us to the heart of Buddha’s teachings on Highest Yoga Tantra. During this special workshop Gen Khedrub will guide us through the visualization and (more…)

Stages of the Path: A Weekend Retreat with Gen Khedrub January 13-15

The stages of the path, or lamrim, is a beautiful condensation of all of the contemplations taught by Buddha. This retreat with Gen Khedrub will enable you to get a taste for the soothing power of authentic Buddhist meditations. Go beyond the breath into meditations on your mortality, on your potential for liberation, and on (more…)

Peaceful Mind, Peaceful World – A Newton Community Education Class – Tuesdays, Jan 23 to Feb 6 from 7:00 to 8:00pm

The start of a new year often prompts reflection on ways to reduce stress and be more balanced in daily life. Buddha’s timeless wisdom teachings inspire profound inner change and provide us with the tools to make it happen. This three part series will focus on the basics of meditation, and a variety of methods (more…)

Meditations for Healing Anxiety – Saturday, February 25 from 10:00am to 12:30pm – Discount ticket

See below for a special discounted ticket to this February 25 workshop, available until February 15. In modern life, almost everyone experiences some degree of fear and anxiety. By discovering their underlying causes and learning new ways of thinking, we can reduce and eventually overcome these mental habits. This workshop with Clare Morin will include guided (more…)