Drop-in Meditation Class Schedule

The drop-in classes (General Program classes) consist of talks and guided meditations suitable for everyone. The emphasis is on integrating Buddha’s teachings into our lives. Beginners are welcome. Although taught as a series, each class is self-contained. If you are attending more than one class per week, consider our membership option at only $85 per month.

Monday Evenings

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Tuesday Mornings

11:15am – 12:45pm

Tuesday Evenings

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Wednesday Evenings

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Thursday Evenings

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Friday Evenings

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Sunday Mornings

11:00am – 12:30pm

Meditation for Children

Sunday Mornings 11:00am – 12:30pm

Young Meditators | Buddhism for Tweens and Teens

Sunday Mornings 11:00am – 12:30pm

Kadampa Meditation Center New York City (KMC-NYC) was established to provide people in the New York area with the opportunity to learn about and practice Buddha’s teachings. Our new city temple opened in 2012, and is a peaceful city sanctuary located in the heart of Chelsea.

Kadampa Meditation Center NYC Location

127 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011
(street level, between 6th and 7th Avenues.)

KMC-NYC – a Buddhist Meditation Center

Feel free to drop in for a visit. During our open hours there is always someone at hand who can answer your questions. In addition to our several meditation rooms, you can also check out our bookstore and gift shop, or just spend time in the Atrium, our peaceful and comfortable sitting and reading area.

Ready for some meditation? We offer a variety of opportunities.

KMC-NYC offers three different levels of study programs all based on the books of Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso:

You are also welcome to attend the chanted prayers and meditations that are held at the Main Center daily. See the calendar for times.

If you have any questions check out our FAQ’s page, the classes for beginners page and the what to expect at a class page. As always feel free to contact us.


KMC-NYC is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT). The NKT is an International Union of Kadampa Buddhist Centers. There are currently over 2200 centers and groups worldwide. In the New York area, we have centers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island, Westchester, upstate New York, and New Jersey. From time to time, we gather as a community at the Kadampa Meditation Center New York in Glen Spey, home of our National Temple for festivals, special courses, and retreats.