Who is Mindful Boston?

Mindful Boston is a community of people who are interested in becoming skillful in meditation practices.  We provide meditation classes live and in-person to the Greater Boston area and beyond as we continue to grow.  

Our organizational structure is similar to a martial arts studio or a small adult-ed art school.  New students attend our classes, and over time, if they get more deeply involved, they follow the training pathway towards becoming senior students.  Senior students then are coached in how to teach the newer folks during our free Community Meditation Night classes. 

Our core program is the MBSR intensive course (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) that was developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. 
In addition, we have beginner-level courses. And we have a training pathway for those who want to eventually teach meditation.  

We emphasize meditation formats that have been scientifically studied in medical institutions.  

We welcome people of all backgrounds and all beliefs, including non-belief. 


Organizational Overview

Mindful Boston works to make mindfulness and other forms of meditation more available and more accessible to anyone who would benefit from regular meditation practice.  Our mission is: teaching sensible tools for navigating life's stress.  

In a media-frenzied world, the word "mindful" has been bandied about.  There can be a lot of confusion and conflicting information.  In the hopes of being clear, this is the breakdown of our name: 
Mindful--> "Present, aware, conscious, caring, ethical"
Boston---> A city that is known for taking no bullsh:t"

We really are here for teaching sensible tools for navigating life's stress.  
What we are not:
We are not here to sell you what can't be attained. We are not here to indoctrinate you into any system of thought.  We are not here to give you a quick fix.

We have both in-person and on-line options for practicing meditation tools. Our offerings are for a wide range of practitioners, from beginner through professional. 


List of Departments

PRACTICE STUDIO Our practice studio is where all public programming happens. The general public can come to our practice studio to learn (and continue to learn!) meditation formats.  We currently offer free Community Meditation Nights, the Meditation Toolbox Course, and the MBSR Intensive at our studio locations.  

PRACTICE STUDIO

Our practice studio is where all public programming happens.

The general public can come to our practice studio to learn (and continue to learn!) meditation formats.  We currently offer free Community Meditation Nights, the Meditation Toolbox Course, and the MBSR Intensive at our studio locations.  

MEMBERSHIP The Membership Branch stays in touch with interested meditators and friends of Mindful Boston, listening to what is needed to make meditation more accessible. You are welcome to join our Membership Program!  We offer a number of ways for you to stay connected with our organization.

MEMBERSHIP

The Membership Branch stays in touch with interested meditators and friends of Mindful Boston, listening to what is needed to make meditation more accessible.

You are welcome to join our Membership Program

We offer a number of ways for you to stay connected with our organization.

EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT Mindful Boston offers educational programs for beginner levels through teacher trainings.   We have offerings in-person and on-line.  Our Education Branch develops and maintains our trainings. 

EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT

Mindful Boston offers educational programs for beginner levels through teacher trainings.  
We have offerings in-person and on-line.  Our Education Branch develops and maintains our trainings. 

 
MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION The newest branch of our organization is developing a vision for online programing that includes live-streaming, audio recordings, video recordings, podcasts, documentaries, and multiple channels of content for our members. 

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION

The newest branch of our organization is developing a vision for online programing that includes live-streaming, audio recordings, video recordings, podcasts, documentaries, and multiple channels of content for our members

ADMINISTRATION The administrative branch of Mindful Boston keeps everything running.  We have a Media Team and a Finance Department.  Interns and volunteers are essential. Our Administrative Branch offers support to all Mindful Boston students and staff, administers the calendar of programs, and handles other organizational requirements. 

ADMINISTRATION

The administrative branch of Mindful Boston keeps everything running.  We have a Media Team and a Finance Department.  Interns and volunteers are essential.
Our Administrative Branch offers support to all Mindful Boston students and staff, administers the calendar of programs, and handles other organizational requirements. 

RETREATS Mindful Boston offers a retreat to staff, interns and members on Cape Cod every August. 

RETREATS

Mindful Boston offers a retreat to staff, interns and members on Cape Cod every August. 


Here is a venn diagram of the roles people play within our organization. 


Picture:  (at the top of this page) Mindful Boston's Community Meditation Nights include laughter and discussion time.  This location was our partner organization Ten Thousand Villages.