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Get Centered at These 6 Meditation Centers in Boston

Samuel Levy | April 8, 2020 | Lifestyle

It’s time to exercise your mind as well as your body.


1. Boston Meditation

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, this meditation center will help guide you on a path toward inner peace. With certified instructors and a warm, welcoming environment that keeps its doors open every day of the week, Boston Meditation offers classes in seven levels of meditation for every stage of development. Each class is built around a philosophy of positive thinking, acceptance and compassion that will allow you to be your best self. 665 Beacon St., 781.643.2651

2. Kadampa Meditation Center

Everyone is welcome at this serene meditation center, which teaches traditional Buddhist principles through a variety of classes and events. The lush, beautiful space contains a relaxation area with refreshments. Pay for a drop-in class or commit to self-betterment with a monthly membership. 360C Centre St., 617.942.1730

3. Inner Space Meditation Center

Need a spot to escape from distractions and tap into a more positive, peaceful energy? Head to this Harvard Square meditation space where classes are taught on Raja Yoga meditation, an ancient technique that emphasizes the power of personal identity. 1110 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617.942.1730

4. Mindful Boston

A secular meditation program designed to meet the needs of every individual student. Those who are new to meditation are encouraged to take the free community foundational class and then continue on to increasingly advanced levels as they become more and more comfortable. 1105 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617.752.2299

5. Boston Bodhi Meditation

Give your mind and body a vacation at this tranquil center in Medford, which offers classes with goals of lowering stress levels, improving quality of sleep, reducing physical pain and increasing blood circulation. A special, kinetic form of meditation called Energy Bagua is taught that was developed by the center’s founder, Master JinBodhi. 101 Mystic Ave., Medford, 781.874.1023

6. Sakya Institute

The retreat center and Buddhist studies establishment was founded by Lama Migmar Tseten in Cambridge in 1990. The tranquil, Zen-like space offers weekly meditation and study sessions led in English by Tseten himself, all of which are based around a classical approach to Buddhist philosophy. 59 Church St., Cambridge, 617.256.3904

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