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About Us

Dedicated to promoting meditation and spiritual inquiry

The Advaita Meditation Center is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to promoting meditation and spiritual inquiry. Since 1970, thousands of people 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 instructors.  


The center began offering discussion groups and meditation in Boston in 1970 as the Philosophy Foundation and incorporated as an educational nonprofit in 1976. We established connections with the Sringeri Sharada Peetham in India in 2005 and became the Advaita Meditation Center in 2008.


Most of our classes and seminars take place at Worcester House in Waltham, Massachusetts. Located a mile off Route 128/95, our lovely center is ideally suited for classes, meditation, and reflection. It has ample parking and is wheelchair accessible.  

Frequently Asked Questions

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