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 classes will explore the foundational practices of compassion and transforming adverse conditions, before moving into these sublime meditations of uniting our compassion and wisdom. 

November 2 - Exchanging self with others

November 9 - How to access more compassion

November 16 - Transforming adverse conditions

November 23 - Offering victory to others

November 30 - Taking and giving with Marta Dormal

December 7 - The supreme good heart

December 14 - Living lightly with wisdom

$12 per class / free for members

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Location: This class will be offered in-person at Kadampa Meditation Center Boston, 2298 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge, just a few blocks from the Davis Square T stop. There is free street parking after 6pm.

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.

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These classes are based on the teachings and meditations on loving kindness in the book The New Eight Steps to Happiness.

New to meditation? Try out the three guided breathing meditations contained within Meditations for Relaxation (MP3). 

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.

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  •  November 2, 2022
     7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
  •  November 9, 2022
     7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
  •  November 16, 2022
     7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
  •  November 23, 2022
     7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
  •  November 30, 2022
     7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
  •  December 7, 2022
     7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
  •  December 14, 2022
     7:00 pm - 8:15 pm