Community  Meditation  Night

Our community meditation nights are the perfect way to give mindfulness a try. They are designed to be an easy beginner-level intro to what mindfulness is, and what (who) Mindful Boston is.  These events are laid-back, welcoming, and completely free! 

Local organizations partner with Mindful Boston to donate their spaces for these meditation events. For example, the picture on this page was taken at the Boston Marathon Runbase.  We also have events at our partner locations Ten Thousand Villages, and the Mel King Institute.   

DESCRIPTION

The length of the meditation itself is usually about 15 to 25 minutes long. No previous experience is required; the meditation will be easy for beginners to understand. 

We begin with a brief discussion about meditation, where participants are encouraged to ask questions and share their thoughts. 

The styles of meditation currently practiced at community nights include Lovingkindness (metta) Meditation, Seated Awareness Meditation, and Mindful Beat (Drumming).  These are all different formats for mindfulness practice.  

Teaching Staff: Community Meditation Nights are taught by Mindful Boston's Craftsman Level teachers-in-training.  

Pricing: Free

what to bring

Just bring yourself !
There are no special requirements for meditation practice.  But if you do prefer to sit on the floor, it's fine to bring a cushion for yourself. 

Seating: Depending on the location, there are sometimes chairs, and sometimes not.  Many of us do sit on the floor.  
If you require a chair for health reasons, make sure to RSVP at the Meetup page and let us know. 

Some CMNs can include Chair Yoga stretches.

Sometimes we sit on the floor for meditation during the CMN.

Mindful Beat is a drum-based format for sound awareness meditation that was developed by Rick Landwehr, one of Mindful Boston's Craftsman teachers.