Health and Wellbeing Classes

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Note: This is a privately offered class by a member of our order, and is not a Boston Triratna Buddhist Community event.

  • Stressed about money, work, family or relationships?
  • Living with chronic pain or illness, depression, anxiety, or other medical conditions?
  • Feel like there’s never enough time, and things are “out of control”?

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) helps you discover your natural capacity for ease and confidence.

Based on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s pioneering work in mind-body medicine, this program introduces you to the practice of mindfulness as the way to a more fulfilling life.

What is it?

In this eight-week program, you’ll learn how to develop the life skill of mindfulness. It’s your natural human capacity to pay wise attention to your moment-by-moment experience. It helps you become clearer and more focused – and better able to respond creatively to whatever life throws your way.

The program centers on the ancient practice of meditation, presented in a pragmatic, common sense way. You’ll learn how to build up your inner resources for healing and growing — so you can start taking charge of your life.

MBSR was created by Dr. Kabat-Zinn at the UMass Medical Center, and is also the subject of his book, Full Catastrophe Living. Time-tested for over 30 years, MBSR has brought lasting benefits to tens of thousands of people worldwide.

The program is challenging and life-affirming. And it’s an investment in your life. What could be more important?

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This course is taught by Sunada, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, who has been practicing meditation since 1995 and teaching since 2000. It all started when her stressful business career and study of classical piano collided in a health crisis. Since then, mindfulness has been central in helping her find her way back to sanity, health, and well-being. In short, it has changed her life. And she feels deeply committed to sharing what she’s learned with others. Ms. Takagi is also a certified Life Coach. She helps individual clients navigate life transitions – using mindfulness — and find their way to more satisfying and meaningful lives.