General Program

The General Program (GP) provides a basic introduction to Buddhist teachings and meditation that is suitable for beginners. Through these classes we can learn how to use Buddha’s advice in our daily lives to solve our problems and find the peace and happiness we seek. General Program also includes advanced teachings and practices from both Sutra and Tantra.

General Program classes take place at the main center and at our branch locations throughout the boroughs and New Jersey. For our complete list of General Program Classes see the “Classes” section in the top menu. Or find out more about our study programs.

There are two ways of studying on the General Program, one as a drop-in student,  and the other as part of the Thursday Study Program (see below).

Thursday Study Program

For those who wish, there is an alternative way of participating in the General Program classes. The student makes a commitment to attend  the Thursday Night Meditation Classes as well as a once-monthly Saturday retreat at the Center, covering material that has been studied in the weekly classes. For further details please click here or contact