Welcome

We are a practice studio for meditation.  So you can attend our classes to learn meditation in the same way you might go to a karate studio to learn martial arts.  If you are interested in learning the art of building a meditation practice for yourself, welcome!  

Our "Where To Start" page has details about beginning your journey.  
Below is a description of what Mindful Boston is as a school of meditation, and who are the staff, students, trainees and volunteers that keep our institute up and running. 

Mission

As a meditative arts institute, Mindful Boston is both a practice studio and an adult-ed trade school.
We offer practical learning pathways for building and integrating mindfulness skills.
Mindful Boston's mission is to create access to embodied, in-person, meditation practice.

What is Mindful Boston? 

Mindful Boston is a small education organization currently pursuing nonprofit status. 

At it's core, Mindful Boston is a trade school that trains meditation teachers in a way that is similar to the way a culinary arts trade school would train chefs.  

Your first encounter with Mindful Boston teachers will probably be at one of our public classes, such as Community Meditation Night. The CMN is our version of a "training kitchen" where our meditation teacher trainees cook up live meditations in person, in the greater Boston area. 

Our Meditative Arts Institute has a training pathway.  Beginners are always welcome to both our Meditation Toolbox course and/or the Community Meditation Nights.  Once you graduate from beginner courses, you can continue along the pathway to deepen your practice with more advanced classes. 

Additionally, there are some online options as a supplement. Yet, just as with recorded cooking videos, there are more nutrients in a lived experience of meditation. 


List of MiBo Departments

PRACTICE STUDIO Our practice studios are where all public programming happens. The general public can come to our practice studios 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 studios are where all public programming happens.

The general public can come to our practice studios 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 fun relaxation retreat to staff, interns and members on Cape Cod every August.   There is also a workshop retreat in November called Bypassing Burnout. 

RETREATS

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

There is also a workshop retreat in November called Bypassing Burnout


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.