Community Updates for Winter 2017

The biggest announcement for our community is that the Cambridge location of Ten Thousand Villages is closing.  We started offering Community Meditation Nights (CMN) in their space in April of 2013 during the week after the Boston Marathon Bombing.  So, this store's closing is the ending of a chapter in Mindful Boston's story.  

Mindful Boston will be offering one final CMN on the very last night the store is open March 25th.  The store will be selling its last items before 7pm.  The registers will be shut down, and then we will have a lovingkindness meditation in the empty room at 7:15pm.

But don't worry too much!  We will continue to offer the CMN programs. Hopefully once per quarter. We are trying to organize an event in the -Boston- location Ten Thousand Villages store for later in the spring. And, as mentioned in the Newsletter page, we have a new partnership with the Marathon RunBase for future CMN events. 

Below are the upcoming events

3/8/17 6:30pm
Members Only "Builders Circle" Meditation Night  

The Builders Circle intermediate meditation for this quarter will be on Wednesday March 8th. From 6:30pm to 7:30.   At the Eastern Bank conference room in Central Square.  647 Mass Ave. Cambridge 02139

3/25/17 7:15pm
Community Meditation Night (as mentioned above)  

As mentioned above, we will be closing out the Cambridge location of Ten Thousand Villages with a lovingkindness meditation.  Please RSVP at our meetup group page.


7/22/17, all afternoon
Summer Retreat for MiBo Members

July 22-  Staying overnight?  Make your reservations very very soon!

Our summer Retreat for Mindful Boston members and staff will be on the fourth weekend in July 2017.  If you are staying overnight, the dates are Friday July 21st, ends Sunday July 23rd.  I have rented campsites at Atlantic Oaks campground in Eastham MA.  http://atlanticoaks.com/rates.html  We will be in the "red safari sites"
It is a logistical truth of Cape Cod that if you want to stay overnight, you will need to get your plans together within the next couple of weeks.  The campground will sell out.  
There are also a large number of hotels and B&Bs within walking distance of our retreat site.  If you want to rent a nicer room for yourself, the Eastham Sheraton is right next door. (Literally!) But again, book your room within the next week...!

Our "main event" extended meditation experience will be on Saturday July 22nd.  So, feel free to just come down for a day trip to meditate with us on that Saturday.

If you are wondering what we will do, this video describes our retreat 

Winter 2017   - This column written by Gena Bean