About Us

The Advaita Meditation Center is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to promoting meditation and spiritual inquiry. Since 1970, thousands of men and women from the Greater Boston area have attended our programs and explored how to live more consciously and joyfully in the midst of life’s complexities and challenges.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Advaita Meditation Center is to promote the understanding and practice of the philosophy of nonduality, Advaita Vedanta; to provide instruction and support in meditation as part of that practice; and to sustain a community dedicated to manifesting the freedom, happiness, and capacity to serve that come with realization of the one Self in all.

Our Community

We welcome you. We hope you will come and experience our community for yourself. You can sample our programs, take an occasional course or become a regular participant. We host weekly discussion groups and open meditations, instruction in meditation, weekend retreats and other activities—all led by gifted, experienced teachers. Learn more

History

The center began offering discussion groups and meditation in Boston in 1970 and incorporated as an educational nonprofit in 1976. We became affiliated with the Sringeri Math in India in 2005 and became the Advaita Meditation Center in 2008. Learn more

Locations

Our two locations are ideally suited for classes, meditation and reflection. Each is wheelchair-accessible and has ample parking. Our courses are generally held in Waltham a mile off Route 128/95, and our retreats and some workshops take place at our residential facility in Plymouth, about an hour’s drive from Boston. Learn more

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve summarized some questions you might have and direct you to the answers on this site. Go to FAQs.

For more information on meditation at the Advaita Meditation Center, please contact us at 781-647-0020 or info@advaitameditation.org.

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“Studying and practicing at the center has completed my education by teaching me what it means to be fully human.”
J.L., Wayland, MA