A list of the various types of classes you will find on the Calendar

Most classes offered are Drop-in, which means you don’t register, you just show up a bit before the start of class. Donations are placed in the donations box by the front door.

Some classes have a registration component. Though it is often possible to just show up and register at the door for these it is most helpful to register before the class (often it is a series of classes). Registration links will be available when registration is required.

The MaP program requires each potential participant to fill out an application. Please go to the MaP area of the site for the latest info regarding this long term practice.

Beginners Mindfulness

w/ Paul Cheevers or Madeline Klyne .:. This class includes basic Insight Meditation instructions and a brief walking or guided movement period along with some time for group connecting and refreshment. This class is geared toward Beginners and those with Beginner’s mind. This series will incorporate the Four Foundations of Mindfulness or the Four ways to be present.

This is a Drop-In Class, please donate at the door.

Divine Homes: Metta and More

w/ Madeline Klyne or Paul Cheevers .:. Metta (Loving Friendliness) can be strengthened through formal and daily life practices. We learn patience and steadiness of heart to nurture goodwill. Metta practice can allow us to experience a softening of our hearts which opens our experience of daily life to tenderness, warmth and love.

The Buddha taught systematic, integrated practices that shift the heart out of separation and contraction into a more grounded connection with all beings. These practices cultivate four lovely, precious and powerful qualities of being. The four qualities of Love (Metta), Compassion (Karuna), Appreciative Joy (Mudita) and Equanimity (Upekkha) are practiced and nurtured in this class as our Divine Homes.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced meditator, come join us. Each class includes guided Metta meditation and Q&A

This is a Drop-In Class, please donate at the door.

LGBTQ Meditation

w/Madeline Klyne .:. This guided sitting meditation and Dharma discussion is a community gathering for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning. Tea and snacks will follow.

Registration: This is a drop-in group, no pre-registration. Sustaining donation $10 at the door.

Mindful Movement and Meditation

Go slow, mindfulness! We have to learn, we have to practice to embody our movement as we have been practicing many other things before we make the choice to slow down. Where are the commonalities and the differences between yoga and the Eight Fold Path of the Buddha? Most importantly how do you actually move beyond the story and develop a practice that explores and clarifies complimentary aspects of these two different paths? This date is a Drop-in, so no registration necessary. Please show up in comfortable clothing. There are cushions and chairs and mats available but you are also welcome to bring your own.

Practice at Eleven, Potluck at Noon

w/ Paul .:. Join South Shore Insight for an hour long program of Guided Meditation, a short talk offered by a teacher (generally related to the Pali canon) followed by casual conversation with refreshments. Suitable for beginners and the practiced.

This is a Drop-in Class, please donate at the door. Potluck is totally optional, if you can’t bring a dish please bring yourself!

Meditation and Teacher Talk

The monthly Teacher Talk and Meditation program schedule:

7pm - 7:30 Lightly guided meditation

7:35 - 7:45 Announcements and Guest Teacher Introduction

7:45 - 8:30 Dhamma talk and Q&A/Discussion

8:30 - 9:00 Refreshments and Snacks