Where do we start?

We may have a wish to learn how to meditate, or to find out about Buddhism, but where do we start?

The General Program (GP) Classes at the Kadampa Meditation Center New York City and its branches are the perfect place to learn. The classes are designed both as a series and as stand-alone classes, so you can attend any class even if the series has already started.

We also offer these special introductory class for beginners:

Learn the Fundamentals of Buddhist Meditation – an introduction to Buddhist view and to Buddhist Meditation (once a month, Saturday afternoon)
Awakening the Heart (occasional weekends)

Who are these classes for?

meditation for beginners and introductory classesOur meditation for beginners are for everyone who is interested in learning how to meditate, regardless of background or belief. They are designed to give a broad introduction to Buddhist meditation, teachings, and practice.

What will I gain from these classes?

The classes will help you learn how to relax your mind, sharpen your concentration,  and generally begin feeling more energized and refreshed. They will also provide you with new tools for dealing with stress, anxiety, and problems. Meditation will help you to overcome negative states of mind such as anger and jealousy, and to cultivate positive minds such as patience and love.

The talks and guided meditations will provide you with the foundation for developing a powerful meditation practice. A regular meditation practice has many benefits:

    • helps reduce stress
    • overcomes anxiety and worry
    • brings inner calm and a feeling of well-being
    • gives clarity to solve our problems
    • helps us deal with challenging people and situations

See also What to expect at a class or call us at 212-924-6706 with your questions.