Buddha taught straightforward, simple, techniques that we can use in our daily life to guarantee future happiness for ourselves and everyone around us. This series of summer meditations and classes will include methods for us to gain control over distracting thoughts and develop peace of mind. To accomplish this we will use meditations to help us understand experientially how happiness comes from within, let go of mental busyness and stress, and to stay “cool” in the heat of the moment.
COST: $15 per class / Pre-register for 4 class SERIES: $45 (4 classes for price of 3!)
Class Titles August 5 – Meditations for Real Relaxation August 12 – Learning to Live Lightly August 19 – Staying Cool in the Heat of the Moment August 26 – Wisdom for Letting Go and Moving on
Everyone is welcome!
SAVE 25%:Pre-register for SERIES – $45. (save 25%)
Abide in an ocean of peace and bliss out through meditations on love!
July 1 – (Inner) Peace and Love July 8 – Discover your Loving Nature! July 15 – Meditations for Empathy and Happiness July 22 – Healing Anger with Compassion July 29 – Transforming Your World through Love
Each class begins with some relaxing guided breathing meditation, to help settle the mind, let go of distractions and cultivate inner peace.
Kadam Kyle will then give a practical teaching based on the topic of the class series and explain how we can integrate Buddha’s timeless wisdom into our busy daily lives.
The teaching is then followed by a guided meditation to help us mix our mind with the teaching and take it to heart.
DISCUSSION AND Q & A
At the end of the meditation class we spend a few minutes for group discussion and the teacher will take any questions that the class might have about the topic.
After class we invite you to continue conversation, ask additional questions or simply hang out with like-minded friends!
Q: Do I have to be a Buddhist to attend?
A) No. We try to present Buddha’s teachings in a way that is accessible to everyone, and no religious obligation is necessary.
Q: Do I need to have any experience?
A) No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. The classes are fully guided so all you need to do is show up.
Q: How should I dress?
A) No special clothing is required. Please come as you are!
Q: Is there any physical exercise involved?
A) No. The classes focus on meditation and teachings alone. You can choose to sit on a chair or meditation cushion.
Q: Will I be asked to speak in front of a group?
A) No. But you can ask questions if you’d like.
Q: Do I need to book in advance?
A) For weekly classes it is not necessary to book in advance. Each class is self-contained so you can come along whenever you can, and start whenever you like. Purchasing a Series Class Pass in advance, however, is more economical and you save money over single class fees.
Weekend workshops and special events can be booked in advance and should to secure a seat.
Q: Do I have to wait for the next series of classes to begin?
A) No, please feel free to drop in whenever you like. Attending the entire series of classes is highly beneficial, as each class builds on the next. However, each class is taught in such a way that if you only attend one class, you will derive benefit from it.
Q: Why do you charge for classes?
A) We are a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. No-one receives a salary. However, the funds we receive are used to pay standard expenses such as rent, utilities, insurance, etc., and to maintain the center in good working order.
Q: Is there parking?
A) Well… there is some metered parking on Newbury Street and parking garages nearby. Use ParkWhiz app to prepay and save money on parking.
Q: What is the closest T-stop or bus?
A) The Green line to Arlington / Copley are very close. (Arlington is a block away) Also the Orange Line to Back Bay is a 5 minute walk.
Q: Is the center handicap accessible?
A) Yes, the room is handicap accessible.
Kadam Kyle Davis is the Resident Teacher of KMC Boston at our main center in JP and has been teaching Buddhism and meditation for seven years, beginning at the Kadampa World Peace Temple in New York and then moving to New England five years ago to teach. He has studied and practiced extensively on long-term, in-depth training programs at Kadampa Buddhist temples in New York and in England. Kyle is well known for his good heart and clear, practical teachings.