How do you get stuff done without going crazy, and ideally do some good in this world?
The Boston Relaxed Mind Meditation Group is a community with a particular interest in taking our meditation practice off the cushion and into our life and our work. We meet every other Thursday evening in Newton Center, and you are welcome to join us no matter how much meditation experience you have.
Work is challenging. The rate of change and the flood of information coming our way is approaching the human capacity to keep up. If you don’t proactively work with your mind to remain open and relaxed, like ruts in the road that get deeper and deeper, your mind gets tighter and tighter.
We practice a series of meditations developed by a modern day meditation master, Kilung Rinpoche and presented in his book The Relaxed Mind. These meditations come from of a tradition which has been developed over thousands of years and like freshly baked bread, passed from person to person. While refreshingly simple and well suited for busy westerners, these meditations remains true to the essence of this tradition — bread baked from the same yeast.
For the first hour of each class, we do a short talk on meditation and practice meditation together. We then spend the last half hour doing an exercise to take the mind of meditation into the nitty-gritty of the workplace — how we have conversations, how we listen, and how we make decisions.
Meditation is not another project. The practice of meditation is a way to create space in your mind to work with your current projects in a better way. Come practice with us and see if it is right for you.
We meet every other Thursday from 7:00 pm -8:45 pm in Newton Center.
Jim’s experience spans the breadth of both the business and the contemplative worlds. He’s a serial entrepreneur, an MIT graduate and has been practicing, studying, and teaching meditation for decades.
Susan has been a meditation instructor and course leader for decades, teaching thousands of people at all levels of practice. At the same time, Susan has been a businesswoman with an MBA from Northwestern University. She currently is a principal in a commercial real estate firm
Join us. The open classes meet every other Thursday from 7:00 pm -8:45 pm in Newton Center.
1. Where do you meet? The Thursday night open classes meet at the Boston Center for Contemplative Practice which is located at 796 Beacon Street, Newton Centre, MA 02459.
2. How much does the class cost? We have a generosity policy and nobody is turned away for financial reasons. You can see suggested donations in the registration section at the bottom of the class.
3. Do I need to register before the class? It would be helpful. Register here.
We have generosity based pricing. Nobody is turned away for lack of funds. We request a donation so we can compensate the BCCP for the space we use, and make a donation to Kilung Rinpoche, who developed the meditations we teach. You can see our suggested donations below. However, use the “My Donation” option to select the level of generosity appropriate for your own situation.