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 5.5 hour retreat day, 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.

Our day starts at 10:15am with a collaborative conversation about stressors. The afternoon includes lectures, Q&A, a short meditation and an "at your desk" style stretching/yoga routine.  Lunch is provided for a mindful eating experience.  

 

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

This workshop is scheduled once per year.  Location: The CCTV Classroom, 438 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge 02139, Central Sq, on the red line subway.   Parking lots and on-street parking are nearby.  

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

Please Register and pay tuition at our Meetup Group page

There are a limited number of sliding scale tuitions available for nonprofit employees and those on limited incomes.  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.   

DESCRIPTION

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.