Friday, March 27, 2009

Upcoming events in the Boston area

There are 3 events of interest coming up in the next few months in the greater Boston area.

On May 1 - 3 there is a weekend meditation retreat sponsored by Sri Eknath Easwaren's Blue Mountain Center. I have copied the email with specifics below. I went to the one day retreat many years ago for initiation into the 8 point meditation program and met many people in the area who meet as a group to practice this method. This is a comprehensive meditation method which gives you tools to use to maintain a state of equipoise while facing daily responsibilities and circumstances .

Dear friend,
We’d like to invite you to the upcoming passage meditation retreat in your area. On Saturday, May 2, the Blue Mountain Center will be offering an introductory retreat in Hingham, MA. There is also a weekend option from Friday, May 1 to Sunday, May 3.
Easwaran’s longtime students will present practical ways for drawing on our practice of passage meditation to surmount difficulties.
Whether the problems we are facing are small or big, personal or global, Easwaran sees these challenges as ideal opportunities for releasing hidden inner resources of calmness and wisdom:
If we use life’s challenges as our spiritual practice ground, we can become an island of peace, helping all around us – no matter what may come our way.
Date & Time: One-Day option: May 2 (Saturday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) or Weekend option: May 1-3, 2009 (Friday 4 p.m. to Sunday 1 p.m.)
Location: Glastonbury Abbey, 16 Hull Street, Hingham, MA 02043
Fee: sliding scale $60-140 for one-day; $225-375 for weekend; $200 for commuter weekend fee (all program and meals, no accommodation). Financial aid available by calling 800 475 2369 or writing to
We would like anyone who wants to come to a retreat to be able to do so. Our new sliding scale of fees, and additional financial aid, is described at You can also phone or email me directly to find out more.
To enroll in the retreat, please visit our enrollment page or call us at 800 475 2369. (There is no need to contact us if you have already enrolled and received a confirmation e-mail.)
I hope you can attend this retreat. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at all.
Yours warmly,
Saskia Purrett, Administrator, Blue Mountain Center of Meditation

E-mail:, Phone: 707.878.2369 x202

Also on 5/2, the Dalai Lama will be at Gillette Stadium. At 9:30, he will teach an introduction to Buddhism - the 4 Noble Truths; at 2:00, he will speak on "The Path to Peace and Happiness." Tickets went on sale on 3/3, start at $37.50 and may be purchased at or by phone at 866-448-7849. The tickets are good for both lectures. Parking is free.

On 6/20 and 6/21, from 9:30 - 4, Esther and Jerry Hicks and Abraham will be at the Boston Marriott in Burlington, One Mall Rd. Advanced tickets are $195 or $245 at the door. For further information and to make a reservation, go to For directions, call 781-229-6565.

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