This series of classes is based on the book, The New Meditation Handbook, which presents the stages of the path to enlightenment or ‘Lamrim’. These meditations enrich our lives by helping us to develop special qualities such as mental clarity, kindness, patience, and insight. They empower us to deal positively with any situation we meet, gradually becoming a source of inspiration and joy for others.
Each class includes 2 guided meditations and a short teaching. Since these drop-classes are designed both as a series and as stand-alone classes, you are welcome to attend any time. No prior experience or commitment required. Come and enjoy guided meditations and teachings to help cultivate peace not only in our own hearts but also in our world.
Everyone is welcome!
ONE MONTH SUNDAY PASS: 4 classes for $40 (save 20%)
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 for a cup of tea in our community room 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) Yes. There is plenty of on-street parking within a 2 block radius as well as a small public lot 4 doors down from us.
Q: What is the closest T-stop or bus?
A) The Orange Line to Jackson Square or Stoneybrook are a 10 minute walk away. The Green E line to #39 bus is a 5 minute walk.
Q: Is the center handicap accessible?
A) The meditation room is handicap accessible however the rest room is not.
Kadam Kyle Davis is the Resident Teacher of KMC Boston and has been teaching Buddhism and meditation for five years, beginning at the Kadampa World Peace Temple in New York and then moving to New England three 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.