Learn to Meditate

In addition to the meditation instruction available at many public meditation sessions, we offer classes and programs that are specifically geared toward new meditators.

Learn to Meditate
If you are new to meditation and would like to try it, this is a class for you! The instructor will walk you through the techniques of meditation and offer practical ways to incorporate it into your life. This program is also recommended as a “refresher” for current meditators as part of their ongoing practice.

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human
Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. There are no prerequisites for this course – it is open to everyone.

New Meditators Group
Looking to connect with other meditators? We will explore issues related to meditation practice, especially for people of all ages who are newer to meditation. Meditation can sometimes seem more solitary than we might like – we invite you to join up with others for social time and to share your experiences. This group meets monthly.

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The following is a list of all Introductory programs that are coming up within the next month. Visit Classes & Programs for a complete list of upcoming scheduled programs.

Introductory

"What the Buddha Taught" Study Group (HYDE PARK/Thu)

October 3rd—December 5th

Join your neighbors for an in-depth exploration of the early teachings of the Buddha, focusing on the central Buddhist concept of interdependence - how karma works. Continue »

Shambhala Art Part 1: Coming to Your Senses

with Rebekah Younger & Paul Romejko

December 7th

Shambhala Art Part 1: Coming to Your Senses explores the fertile ground of connecting to our sense perceptions and meditative mind for creative expression. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Barbara Wolkowitz

December 8th

Ideal for beginners as well as students who want to work on stabilizing their meditation, this half day program gives you the essential techniques and reasons for meditation practice in everyday life. Continue »

New Meditators Group

December 13th

Looking to connect with other meditators? Join us for New Meditators Group on Friday evening. We will explore issues related to meditation practice, especially for people of all ages who are newer to meditation. Continue »