Detailed Class Descriptions

Beginner Level: *Bypassing Burnout Workshop.  *Community Meditation Night.  *Meditation Toolbox Course.  *Cape Cod Retreat.
You can attend any of these beginner level classes in any order that works for your schedule. 

Classes with prerequisites:  *MBSR.  *Meditation Teacher Training.  

workshop on stress

Bypassing Burnout Workshop

In this 6 hour retreat workshop, participants will discover strategies for building strength in relationship to stressors.

Bypassing Burnout Workshop

FOR OFFICE PROFESSIONALS and others facing burnout

Using an instructional workbook, each participant will explore techniques that can be personally effective in real life at the office and at home. The workbook includes creating an individualized action plan for continued practice into the future.

Since some stress is immediate and other stress is chronic, we will discuss both on-the-spot strategies and long-term strategies.

The Spring day-long workshop will be offered on March 31st 2019 in Central Square.

Our workshops starts at 10am with snacks and a collaborative conversation about stressors. The afternoons include lectures, Q&A, a short meditation and an "at your desk" style stretching/yoga routine.  Snacks and a lunch are provided for mindful eating experiences.  


Title: Bypassing Burnout: Building Resiliency Skills for Stress Reduction
Instructor: Gena Bean

This workshop is scheduled once per year in the spring.  Location: Central Square, Cambridge, on the red line subway.   Parking lots and on-street parking are nearby.  Cambridge street metered parking is free on Sundays.

Tuition Fee: $150 for the day. Includes lunch a workbook to take home.  There are a limited number of spots at a lower tuition rate for nonprofit organizations and individuals with budget concerns.

Please Register and pay the $150 standard tuition rate at our Meetup Group page.

There are a limited number of sliding scale tuitions available for nonprofit employees and those on limited incomes.  If you are on the front lines of social justice work in some way, you are encouraged to apply. Contact us to apply for scholarships

Community  Meditation  Night

Our community meditation nights are the perfect way to give mindfulness a try. They are designed to be an easy beginner-level intro to what mindfulness is, and what (who) Mindful Boston is.  These events are laid-back, welcoming, and completely free! 

Local organizations partner with Mindful Boston to donate their spaces for these meditation events. For example, the picture on this page was taken at the Boston Marathon Runbase.  We also have events at our partner locations Ten Thousand Villages, and the Mel King Institute.   


The length of the meditation itself is usually about 15 to 25 minutes long. No previous experience is required; the meditation will be easy for beginners to understand. 

We begin with a brief discussion about meditation, where participants are encouraged to ask questions and share their thoughts. 

The styles of meditation currently practiced at community nights include Lovingkindness (metta) Meditation, Seated Awareness Meditation, and Mindful Beat (Drumming).  These are all different formats for mindfulness practice.  

Teaching Staff: Community Meditation Nights are taught by Mindful Boston's Craftsman Level teachers-in-training.  

Pricing: Free

Meditation Night seating

What should I bring?

Just bring yourself !
There are no special requirements for meditation practice.  But if you do prefer to sit on the floor, it's fine to bring a cushion for yourself. 

Seating: Depending on the location, there are sometimes chairs, and sometimes not.  As you can see from the picture, many of us do sit on the floor.  
If you require a chair for health reasons, make sure to RSVP at the Meetup page and let us know.