7 Centres Found
Greater Boston Zen Center
Boston Zen Meditation The Greater Boston Zen Center, located in Cambridge, offers an extensive schedule of Zen Buddhist meditation practice and periodic Zen meditation retreats. The Center also offers meditation classes. The Greater Boston Zen Center is an affiliate of Boundless Way Zen. We offer one and two day meditation retreats at our location in Cambridge, and multi-day residential meditation retreats at the Boundless Way Zen temple in Worcester, MA. Classes in various topics in Zen and Buddhism are also offered. In addition to our main center in Cambridge, near the Somerville line, we also have affiliated local Zen meditation groups in Newton, North Weymouth, Mass General Hospital, UMass-Boston, and Newtonville . Boundless Way Zen also has Zen meditation groups in Worcester, MA and Providence, RI. The Greater Boston Zen Center, a Boundless Way Zen affiliate located at 288 Norfolk Street, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a welcoming community of Dharma practitioners. Our lineage roots are in the Japanese Soto tradition through Jiyu Kennett Roshi, the Soto reform Harada-Yasutani koan curriculum through John Tarrant Roshi, and the Korean Linji tradition. Boundless Way Zen teachers offer guidance in all forms of Zen meditation including breath practices, koan introspection, and the subtle art of shikantaza, or just sitting. The Greater Boston Zen Center offers introductory orientation classes by appointment, a weekly zazen (Zen meditation) schedule of morning and evening sits, as well as a Precepts study group, a Dogen study group, and opportunities for Dharma dialogue discussion groups. We offer all-day sits (zazenkai) approximately once a month, and a "commuter meditation retreat" consisting of two all-day sits in a row once a year. We all offer a full schedule of weekly programs, including Zen meditation, Zen liturgy, and meditation instruction. The Greater Boston Zen Center is under the spiritual directorship of Sensei Josh Bartok.
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center
The Cambridge Insight Meditation Center (CIMC) was established in 1985 as a nonprofit, nonresidential urban center for the practice of Insight meditation. Located in the heart of Cambridge, CIMC provides an environment where the contemplative life can be developed and protected amid the complexities of city living. Here, people of all religious and secular persuasions can come together to learn, support and deepen practice. CIMCâ€™s Guiding Teachers are Larry Rosenberg Narayan Helen Liebenson Insight meditation, or Vipassana, is one of the central meditation teachings of the Buddha. Vipassana has been practiced and passed on within the Theravadin Buddhist tradition for the past 2,500 years. The core of insight meditation is the practice of mindfulness, the quality of awareness that sees without judgment. Sitting and walking meditation, the first steps in formal practice, become the foundation and the continuous inspiration for meeting all aspects of life with a greater openness and willingness to learn. As we grow in the practice, it becomes possible to use the challenges of daily life to increase our capacity for mindful living. For additional information, see For Beginners. Mission Rooted in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center is a welcoming refuge and teaching center for all who seek inner peace through the liberating practice of insight meditation. As a community of practitioners, and as an institution, we endeavor to follow the Buddhaâ€™s path of ethics, tranquility, wisdom and compassion. An urban center, CIMC is dedicated to the integration of practice into every aspect of community and daily life. CIMC is a vibrant and relevant center of Dharma practice and learning. CIMC is financially stable, with a balanced budget, broad donor base, and sufficient contingency funds. Generosity is a shared community value and is experienced as an opportunity for people to deepen their practice and to support the practice of others. The programs offered at CIMC are available to all, regardless of personal circumstances. CIMC provides a safe and supportive environment for all members of its sangha to practice and participate according to their individual needs. CIMC teachers are well supported in their teaching. CIMC is efficiently run with a well-supported staff, a diverse, engaged and committed board, and a large, active volunteer community. Our building and gardens are beautiful and well-maintained.
Inner Space Meditation Center And Gallery
MEDITATION CENTER â€“ HARVARD SQUARE, CAMBRIDGE Inner Space Meditation Center & Gallery aims to help people explore the true nature of mind and consciousness, experience deep peace, and to empower themselves with the tools to succeed and lead more fulfilling lives. Inner Space, where people are free to discover their own inner strengths and values, is conveniently located in Harvard Square, Cambridge. All events are provided FREE of charge as a community service. If youâ€™re interested to give back, youâ€™re welcome to contribute, like us on Facebook, and/or tell your friends about us, or simply practice being more peaceful & spread rays of peace to the world! Meditation Room â€“ Visit during Gallery hours â€“ Tue-Thu: 12-7pm, Fri 12-5pm, Sat/Sun â€“ See Calendar Guided Meditations â€“ Lunchtime & Evening â€“ See Calendar Talks/Conversations â€“ Wednesday & Sunday Evenings â€“ See Calendar Raja Yoga Meditation â€“ Introductory Course is offered on Tuesdays, Saturdays, or by APPOINTMENT. See Calendar or call the gallery at 617-547-1110 for more details. Inner Space Meditation Center & Gallery aims to help people explore the true nature of mind and consciousness, experience deep peace, and to empower themselves with the tools to succeed, and lead more fulfilling lives. Inner Space, where people from all faiths and walks of life are free to discover their own inner strengths and values, is conveniently located in Harvard Square, Cambridge. Classes on Raja Yoga meditation are also offered. This is an open-eyed natural meditation harnessing the power of pure and positive thoughts. It does not involve any physical exercise. Inner Space is sponsored by the Brahma Kumaris, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The local chapter is located in Watertown, MA (www.bkboston.org) with a presence in the New England area for the past 28 years.