How to Understand the Mind

7:00 – 8:30pm
$15 | Free for Supporting Members
Each class is self contained, pre-registration not required.

Kadampa Meditation Center NYC
127 West 24th Street, New York, NY
(Entrance on street-level, between 6th and 7th Ave.) 


Kadam Lucy James

Kadam Lucy James, Resident Teacher, KMC Colorado

A series based on Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s extraordinary book, How to Understand the Mind. What is the mind? How does it work to cognize objects? Where do negative minds come from? How can we reduce and abandon them? How can we improve our concentration and other peaceful minds? How can we transform our mind and our self? What is an enlightened mind? We will answer these questions, and many more, all while learning to meditate in depth on the beautiful and blissful nature of our pure mind.


  • Dec 21   Giving Love with Miri Renner
  • Dec 28   A New Year, A New Approach with Miri Renner
  • Jan 4     Meditation: the Key to a Happy New Year with France Roy
  • Jan 11   Understanding Contemplation and Meditation with special guest teacher Kadam Lucy James
  • Jan 18  Developing Wisdom through Contemplation with special guest teacher Kadam Lucy James
  • Jan 25  How the Mind Knows Things with special guest teacher Kadam Lucy James
  • Feb 1    Dreams, Reality and Emptiness with special guest teacher Kadam Lucy James
  • Feb 8    Transforming our Five Senses with France Roy
  • Feb 15  Transforming the Mind with France Roy
  • Feb 22  How Consciousness Develops with Kadam Morten



Weekly Thursday classes and guided meditations are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners. The classes are given as a series, but can also be taken individually.

Please feel free to drop in on a class-by-class basis. Classes are held every week unless otherwise stated.

No special clothing is required. No pre-registration required. We offer chairs or cushions to sit on.



About Kadampa Meditation Center NYC

Located in the heart of Chelsea, Kadampa Meditation Center NYC provides meditation classes and teachings throughout NYC and the greater New York area.


We offer evening meditation classes on Mondays, TuesdaysWednesdaysThursdays, and Fridays, and morning meditation classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays that are suitable for newcomers. Our lunchtime meditations and after-work meditations are only a half-hour long and a great way to get a taste of meditation. We also have monthly introductory classes, Awakening the Heart and How to Meditate, as well as regular day and weekend meditation courses and retreats.