What to Expect at a Class

Why Meditate?

With the pace and stress of modern life our body and mind can easily become out of balance. In such a state we cannot be of much benefit to either ourselves or to others. Through training in meditation and spiritual paths we can learn how to develop a more healthy and happy mind, and by doing so enjoy our life and bring joy and benefit to others.

Join us at any of our weekly Drop-in classes held in Boston and other locations in Massachusetts and Maine.

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Class Format

Serlingpa Meditation Center’s classes are suitable for both beginners and more experienced meditators. Everyone is welcome. Below is description of what to expect at a class.

Classes last from an hour to an hour and a half; you can choose to meditate sitting on chair or on a cushion if you prefer. There is no physical exercise involved.

The general structure of a class:

  • Simple guided breathing meditation.
  • Practical teaching on how to solve problems in daily life.
  • Second guided meditation on the teaching topic.
  • Brief discussion or Q & A.

After the class everyone is welcome to stay for light refreshments and to share questions and thoughts with friends.


The classes are organized as short courses, usually 4-6 weeks long.
You can attend the whole course or simply drop in whenever you can since each class is self-contained. Please check calendar for exact dates and times of classes.

You do not need to register in advance. Simply find a meditation class near you and pay when you arrive. If you would like more information or have any questions please feel free to contact us.

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Sample Meditation

Simple guided meditation

These relaxing classes are perfect for beginners and experienced meditators alike. Each class consists of a brief teaching and a practical guided meditation. The first meditation is typically a breathing meditation while the second meditation is directly related to the teaching and can include cultivating cherishing love, compassion, and wisdom. No meditation experience is necessary. Everyone is welcome!

Please click here to see short videos of Kadampa Teachers giving typical introductory teachings.