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A community-based membership to reduce stress. Built by experts.

Live sessions with others to help you live aligned with what matters most. Held online every other week.

"For the last 10 years, I have taught students at Harvard how to become more authentic individuals through self-awareness and self-acceptance. Kindred Minds seems to have been able to capture this essence and open it up to the world."
Scott Snook
Professor, Harvard University

The Sangha Experience

A new approach to a millenia-old question

For thousands of years, across time periods, geographies, and religions, humankind has been exploring the question: what does it mean to live a good life?

Inspired by the Buddhist concept of the sangha, we are building intimate communities to explore how we can be the best version of ourselves.

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Explore, share, and learn together

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Intimate communities where you build real, meaningful relationships.

Community is an overused word. And we're hesitant to use it. But that's what we're building. A real community where we create space to really to get know each other's most meaningful stories.

Embark on A path to other paths

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Our expert-designed sessions are intentionally crafted for you and your sangha.

Our experienced meditation teachers tailor each session according to the specific needs of your sangha to ensure you get the most out of your practice.

Deepen your meditation practice

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We believe self awareness and intention are the cornerstones to living our best lives.

Meditation is a powerful tool for us to understand who we really are. We invite every Sangha member to build a regular meditation practice. Whether you have an established routine or not, we will work with you to deepen your practice.

Group Fitness for Your Mental Health

“This idea of shared humanity and the connections that we make with one another - that’s what, in fact, makes life worth living.”
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Clint Smith

Kindred Minds Membership

The intensity of the past few years taught us that self-care takes meaningful intentionality. We learned that to truly thrive, we need to show up for ourselves and for each other. Every day.

Introducing Kindred Minds, a membership to help your mental health thrive. This is a membership like no other, with deep community as the boat, ardent curiosity as the sails, and expert guidance as the wind. You don’t need to navigate the tempestuous seas alone anymore.

We are a community of like-minded people who come together several times a month to be vulnerable, learn from mental health experts, and unpack our deepest truths.

Sign up for an introductory experience for updates, invites & early access to our community.  

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What Makes Us Different

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An actionable curriculum rooted in science

Our structured approach makes learning more effective and actionable. We integrate frameworks such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), somatic therapy, and mindfulness. All of our sessions & exercises are designed by licensed therapists and led by trained peer facilitators.

  • Each cohort is capped at 10 members
  • Active, discussion based learning personal to your circumstances
  • No one can join after the program starts, allowing for repeated interaction and deepening trust
  • 3-4 live sessions exclusively focused on cultivating connection amongst the group
  • Regular 1:1 coffee chats with another group member
An intimate community of peers to learn from

Having a group of others where you can be at ease and share your most vulnerable thoughts is core to building a meaningful learning experience. Each cohort is capped at 10 members and no one can join after the program starts, allowing for repeated interaction and deepening trust.

  • Each cohort is capped at 10 members
  • Active, discussion based learning personal to your circumstances
  • No one can join after the program starts, allowing for repeated interaction and deepening trust
  • 3-4 live sessions exclusively focused on cultivating connection amongst the group
  • Regular 1:1 coffee chats with another group member
Accountability to ensure follow-through

It can be hard to stay on track with building your mental health. We use social accountability and time-bound sessions & exercises to make sure you learn and implement the insights you signed up for.

  • Each cohort is capped at 10 members
  • Active, discussion based learning personal to your circumstances
  • No one can join after the program starts, allowing for repeated interaction and deepening trust
  • 3-4 live sessions exclusively focused on cultivating connection amongst the group
  • Regular 1:1 coffee chats with another group member

Accountability to ensure follow-through

It can be hard to stay on track with building your mental health. We create multiple layers of accountability to make sure you learn and implement the insights you signed up for:

  • Social accountability - you make a commitment not only to yourself but to the group
  • Clear expectations - every week, we clearly outline what success looks like
  • Time-bound sessions and exercises - each program follows a strict schedule. Members are asked to keep up to make the most of the program

94%

Kindred Minds 3-Month Completion Rate
vs. 7% completion rate of self-paced courses

Deepen your meditation practice

Self awareness and intention are the cornerstones to living our best lives. And meditation is a powerful tool for us to understand who we really are. In addition to an optional daily meditation schedule, we use a social habit tracker outside of our weekly sessions to help keep you accountable.

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Kin, our social habit tracker

At any time when a disciple...is recollecting the Sangha [his spiritual community], his mind is not overcome with passion, not overcome with aversion, not overcome with delusion. His mind heads straight, based on the Sangha.
The Buddha, from the Mahatma Sutta
What our members have to say
"If you are looking to cultivate greater mindfulness habits, or have had trouble getting started in general, Kindred Minds will provide you with the tools and support you need."
–Alex K.
"Loved it! Just wish it were longer this week, it felt short :)"
–Cassie D.
"Kindred Minds is a community of growth-minded individuals who come together to discuss how to live a better life... it's improved my ability to be vulnerable, encourage thoughtful discussion, and made me more intentional with how I live my life."
–Helson T.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kindred Minds?

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Kindred Minds is a cohort-based membership with regular group sessions to help manage their mental health and explore life’s bigger questions with others who get it. We hope to build an experience that leaves people feeling more aligned and connected with themselves others. We prioritize community over everything else. When you sign up for membership, you will join a cohort of 8-10 other people along with a facilitator and will meet twice a month for 3 month increments.

Throughout our program, you'll learn about evidence-backed frameworks to manage stress and anxiety such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT),  Somatic Therapy, meditation, and mindfulness. By the time you complete your first three months, our hope is that you've built meaningful relationships with people in your cohort and cultivated a deeper sense of meaning for yourself.

How Do I sign up?

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To sign up, you must first attend an introductory experience. This gives you an opportunity to experience Kindred Minds for yourself before signing up. Cohort-based learning requires a commitment to show up and invest in the community. It isn’t for everyone which is why we require you to try out an introductory session before becoming a member. 

Memberships are opening in Summer of 2022, so join an introductory experience now to learn more, experience it yourself, and get early access to become a member.

Is this a replacement for therapy? 

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Kindred Minds is not a replacement for clinical therapy or a substitute for professional treatment. However, many of our members have found that our programs have helped them manage their mental health. 

We like to think of ourselves as group fitness for mental health. You typically go to a fitness class to train and build strength, resilience, and endurance for whatever physical challenges life throws your way. In a similar way, Kindred Minds helps you build emotional and mental muscles that will help you live a  grounded, resilient life. 

What is the typical flow of a session? 

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Our sessions are built on three pillars: connection, reflection, and intention.

We start by grounding ourselves through a short meditation. This is followed by KM Check-Ins which aims to build deeper connection and vulnerability amongst the group. We then dive deep into the topic for the session by reflecting on our learnings and discussing how it applies in our lives. We leave with clear takeaways and actions that we'd like to implement to improve our day-to-day going forward.

Who will the other members in my cohort be?

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​​We are a community of curious seekers on a quest to live a meaningful life. We are looking for deep connection. And we are working towards being the best version of ourselves. The others in your group share a similar commitment to building a more mindful life and a passion for taking care of their mental health.

The average age of our members is 22-40 years old. That said, Kindred Minds is open to all who believe in our shared values of basic goodness, intentionality, and connectedness.

How much does the membership cost? What does it include?

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After you attend a free introductory experience, you will have the option to sign up for a membership which is $99/month.

The membership requires a 3-month commitment as you will be placed within a cohort of 8-10 others for that time period. The membership includes 2 live sessions/month, 2 expert-developed exercises/months, coffee chats & prompts, free access to quarterly workshops, and access to our online community.

From your bedroom, living room, or conference room, attend from anywhere.

After your first session, it's less than $25 per 1.5 hour session*.

*For those who cannot afford it, we are happy to work with you to come up with an individualized payment plan.

how it works

The Sangha Experience

Over time, we have learned how to create space that enables meaningful connection and a deeper look at ourselves. Our weekly sessions, structured curriculum, and meditation tools serve as the bedrock of the Sangha experience.

Weekly sessions to go deeper

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The key component of the Sangha experience is the 1.5 hour weekly check-in. What makes Sangha unique is a determined focus on intimacy and commitment. Every week, you see the same small group of people every week, enabling deeper, more meaningful connection.

Structured curriculum that makes it simpler

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Each Sangha program is inspired by a time-old framework that serves as a base point for us to delve deeper. For instance, we may explore our life through the lens of the Hero's Journey Framework. Or we may use Buddhism's Noble Eightfold Path to better understand our path.

Meditation tools to help further your practice

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Every morning, you will receive a daily meditation from one of the world's leading meditation instructors including Tara Brach, David Ji, and others. In addition to this, we will track our daily practice and progress using a social habit tracker app to help you build, or deepen, your practice.

The Noble Eightfold Path, one of the frameworks we use at Sangha.
"Kindred Minds has added such a rich dynamic to my life! It has helped me develop a deeper connection to my mindfulness in everyday life, as well as a meditation practice that I have come to cherish. I'd absolutely recommend Kindred Minds to anyone looking to find a deeper meaning in life, as well as building connections with like minded people!"
Jesse Klein
Kindred Minds Member since June 2020