Detailed Class Descriptions

Starting with our studio: 

Below are Mindful Boston’s four foundation-building classes. You can attend any of them in any order that works for your schedule.  Beginners are welcome. Intermediate practitioners are encouraged to take these classes to familiarize yourself with our training pathway.

a) Community Meditation Night. b)  Bypassing Burnout Workshop.  c) Meditation Toolbox Course.  d) Cape Cod Retreat.

b) Bypassing Burnout Workshop

Build your stress RESILIENCE

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.


Bypassing Burnout Workshop

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

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

The Fall day-long workshop will be offered on

Friday November 1st 2019
10am to 4pm

at the Tent City Community Room
130 Dartmouth Street Boston, MA 02116.
It’s near the Back Bay subway stop on the orange line.

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


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

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.

This workshop is scheduled twice per year, in the spring and in the fall. 
Spring Location: near Harvard Square, Cambridge, on the red line subway.   Parking lots and on-street parking are nearby.  Cambridge street metered parking is free on Sundays.
Fall Location: Boston’s Financial District near South Station, travel hub for the subway, commuter trains, and buses. Parking facilities are nearby for additional fees.

Registration will be open 30 days before the event. The standard tuition fee will be $150.

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

a) Community  Meditation  Night

An accessible way to see what Mindful Boston is about… and met our teaching staff

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

Meditation Night seating

CMN, free event!

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Pricing: Free