Mindful Boston offers the following programs at our studio locations:
Mindful Boston has four offerings that are all accessible to beginners.
You can take them in any order you would like:
Community Meditation Night, a stand alone, free, drop-in intro class.
Meditation Toolbox Course, six weekly classes. A structured introductory course. Each class is 75 minutes.
Bypassing Burnout Workshop, for workers who are facing burnout
Cape Cod Campfire Retreat Weekend
For further info, there is a list of detailed class descriptions.
Registration for all beginner-level courses is at our Meetup Page.
Mindful Boston offers a foundational structure to advance your meditation leadership skills. Enrolled trainees must be disciplined and invested, living the practice of mindfulness, as they advance through the rankings of our training pathway building a sustainable practice. See our Meditation Teacher Training Info Page for details.
List of Class Descriptions
Our training hall offers four types of classes and two types of retreats. You are welcome to attend any of the beginner level programs in any order that works for your schedule. If you plan to become a meditation teacher, follow the training pathway in order to advance your skills.
Meditation Toolbox Course
EXPLORE QUESTIONS SUCH AS:
"What kinds of meditations are there for me to try?"
"Am I doing meditation right?"
"How do I establish a foundational practice?"
This course is a great place for any beginner to start- and/or it can be the next-step for anyone who has attended the optional free Community Nights.
The Meditation Toolbox gives you a structured introduction to what it means to meditate. Over the course of six weekly classes, you will be introduced to a number of the popular formats for meditation including: Mindfulness, Creative Visualization, and Progressive Relaxation.
Offered twice per year, winter and spring
Tuition Fee $175. ...registration info
free Community Meditation Night
Mindful Boston's Community Meditation Nights (CMN) are a "complimentary taste" of mindfulness meditation. They are the perfect way to give mindfulness a try.
CMNs are easy beginner-level intros to what mindfulness is, and also to 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 community offerings.
Offered once per quarter
Tuition Fee $0. ...registration info
For Office Professionals, and others facing burnout
In this six hour retreat day, 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.
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.
Offered once per year, in the spring
Tuition Fee $150. ...registration info
Retreat Weekend on Cape Cod for MiBo Members
For Members, Volunteers, Staff, and Interns
Mindful Boston's Cape Cod retreat weekend is a highlight of our teaching calendar.
Offered once per year, in the summer
There is no fee for members. But you must secure your own housing near Eastham MA.
(MBSR) is an intensive nine-Sundays program for people who are committed to overhauling their relationships to their stressors.
The course is comprised of eight weekly 2.5 hour classes plus an all-day retreat. Students will commit to participating fully in class for each week of the program, plus there is a required 30 to 60 minutes of a daily home-practice during those nine weeks.
MBSR is offered once per year, in the winter. Toolbox course is a prerequisite. Registration info is given at class #6 of the Toolbox course.
Tuition Fee is on a sliding scale, average rate is $675.
Once a student graduates from MBSR, they have the option to apply to join the Craftsman Level Teacher Training program.
Are you shopping for a Teacher Training Program? Visit our info page.
Teacher Training is offered bi-yearly, MBSR is a prerequisite. Registration info is given at class #8 of the MBSR course.
Tuition Fee is on a sliding scale, average rate is $2000.
2019 Mindful Boston Teaching Calendar
Feb-March Bypassing Burnout
Feb 24 FEB, SUN 4:30 – 7:30pm Bypassing Burnout Workshop, Part A
Mar 3 MAR, SUN 4:30 – 7:30pm Bypassing Burnout Workshop, Part B
March-May MBSR - “Meditator Incubator”
Mar 10 MAR, SUN 4:30 – 7:30pm MBSR, Class #1
All MBSR dates: Mar 10, 17, 24, 31, Apr 7, 14, (Skip Easter 21), 28,
May 5, 12, snow19
May Teacher Training Cohort
Aspiring meditation teachers will work with senior staff.
June-July Summer Retreats
Cape Cod retreats are in development for both members and teacher trainees.
mid-Sept Community Meditation Nights
Exact dates for CMNs will be scheduled after Labor Day
Tuition: CMNs are free
Late Sept Meditation Toolbox
Sept 22 SEP, SUN 4:30 – 5:45pm Meditation Toolbox, Class #1
All Toolbox dates: Sept 22, 29, Oct 6, (skip holiday 13), 20, 27, Nov 3, snow10