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414 Woodward Street
Newton, MA, 02468
United States

(617) 870-5071

We are a coaching and leadership development firm that works with CEOs, founders, and leadership teams who want to create companies as great as their products. We focus on both the inner dynamics of leadership as well as the practical skills needed to be effective amidst the growing complexity, pressure and flow of information.

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The Relaxed Mind Meditation Group

How do you get stuff done and do some good in this world without going crazy?


Work life can be creative and energizing. But constant change and the pressure of work can be the perfect recipe for stress and burnout. From a practical perspective, this undercuts your leadership effectiveness, and it isn’t conducive to innovation, creativity, and big-picture thinking. It’s also an unsatisfying way to live.

We are all leaders and mindfulness is a way to work with the highs and lows at work and cultivates a flexible, creative mindset that enables you to be in the world with insight, caring and confidence.

The Relaxed Mind.

We practice a series of meditations based on methods developed by modern meditation master, Kilung Rinpoche and shared in his book, The Relaxed Mind.

These meditations are refreshingly simple and designed for busy westerners. Rather than approaching meditation as yet another project, this approach brings together relaxation, mindful awareness, and compassion as a path to uncover your innate insight, compassion, and confidence.

Join us.

We meet every other Thursday from 7:00 pm -8:30 pm in Newton Center. You Click here here to see class schedule.

We'd love to answer your questions and hear your ideas.


Jim Rosen: Jim founded and leads a coaching and leadership development firm that serves the startup community. Clients have included Yesware, Pixability, Influitive, Disruptor Beam and others.

Jim’s experience spans the breadth of both the business and the contemplative worlds. He’s a serial entrepreneur and an MIT graduate. He was a member of Netegrity’s founding management team, and has also held leadership roles in large software firms including Lotus and Genuity. Jim has been practicing, studying, and teaching meditation for decades. He has taught mindfulness and meditation practices in leading organizations including Yesware, Disruptor Beam, MIT, and Harvard University.

Susan Ryan: 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 Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She has held executive positions at Fleet Bank as well as run product development for international business at First Chicago, BayBank, and BankBoston. She currently is a principal in a New Haven commercial real estate firm that owns and manages properties in Connecticut and New York City.


1. How much does the class cost? We have a tiered pricing to encourage generosity and help support a variety of financial circumstances. The tiers are as follows:

  • First Time Class — $10. A simple way to attend a single class and see if it's for you.

  • Sustaining Level — The basic fee required to sustain the costs of the program. $30 per single class. $150 for a six class-pack.

  • Supporting Level — This allows you to attend programs at a discounted rate. $25 per single class. $100 for a six class-pack.

  • My Price — This allows you to select the level of generosity at which you are able to contribute. Please consider the value of the program and practice generosity at the level appropriate for you.

2. How do I register? Please use the following link to register for the class:

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