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What's Happening at Kadampa Meditation Center NYC

Modern Buddhism in New York City & World Peace Temple

Located in the heart of Chelsea, Kadampa Meditation Center provides meditation classes and teachings throughout NYC and the greater New York area, including Brooklyn, Queens, New Jersey, Upper West and East Sides of Manhattan. KMC-NYC is part of the Kadampa Centers world-wide.

If you wish to participate in the activities at the center, we recommend that you begin with one of our General Program classes. The evening classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and the Tuesday and Sunday morning classes, are suitable for newcomers. We also have a monthly introductory classes, Awakening the Heart, and How to Meditate, as well as regular day and weekend workshops and retreats.

For school groups & other organizations: To arrange group visits, please contact the Education Program Coordinator at (212) 924-6706 or epc@meditationinnewyork.org.

Talks & Meditations in Manhattan

Drop-in Classes at our Main Center

Mondays 7:00 - 8:30pm
The Happiness Course
Tuesdays 11:00am - 12:30pm
The Happiness Course
Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:30pm
Meditation and Dealing with Addiction
Thursdays 7:00 - 8:30pm
Becoming the Person We Wish to Be: An Introduction to Tantra
Saturdays (various times)
(day-courses, retreats, workshops...)
Sundays 11am - 12:30pm
Acceptance and Transformation: Learning to Dance with Life's Problems
Lunchtime Meditation Classes
12:15 – 12:45pm with various teachers Mon. | Wed. | Thurs. | Fridays

Classes at our Branch Locations

Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, New Jersey

Upcoming Events

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Living in the Moment - a day course with Gen Samten

$35 | $15 per session | Free for Supporting Members
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November 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sun 30

Sunday Meditation Class

$15 | Free for Supporting Members
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November 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sun 30

Kids Meditation Class

Donations welcomed
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November 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Jersey City Meditation Class

$10 | Free for members
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November 30 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sun 30

Melodious Drum

Free
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November 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Retreats, Courses & Community News
About Our Classes
  • Taught by qualified Western teachers, the meditation classes are very easy to understand and apply to our daily lives. The classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced practitioners, and emphasize how to meditate and practice in our NY urban environment.

    Meditation is a simple yet profound method to improve the quality of our lives and develop inner peace. Through following very simple, practical instructions we can learn to let go of the causes of our pain and dissatisfaction and to gain the inner peace and clarity we seek. We offer a wide range of classes from basic introductions to Buddhist meditation, applying Buddha’s teachings to daily life issues such as anger and improving relationships, to comprehensive study programs of Buddhist view, meditation and action. Everyone is welcome.