View the full monthly calendar of programs and find out what’s on at the center.

Learn to Meditate

Ready to start a meditation practice but don’t know how? Ultimately the best way to learn is by attending guided classes. However, if you’re eager to begin at home, check out our guide to laying good foundations for a relaxed and enjoyable meditation practice.

Reach your Potential

Drop-in Classes are available on every day of the week, with guided meditations and teachings on applying Buddhist insights to daily life. All of the teachings and meditations are designed to help you to reach your potential.

 

Classes

Everyone Welcome

Whether you’re interested in exploring meditation for the first time, or looking to solve your daily life problems, you don’t have to be Buddhist to enjoy and benefit from our many classes and events.

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If you have no experience meditating yet, we recommend that you start with our monthly introductory class, Back-to-Back Basics, which covers the basics of the Buddhist view as well as instructions on how to meditate and how to set up a regular meditation practice.

The weekly Drop-in Classes at the Kadampa Meditation Center New York City and its neighborhood branches are also fully accessible to beginners, while being the perfect place to go deeper. 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. These classes offer thematic topics that vary week to week and are based in Buddhist philosophy and meditation.

You may also enjoy the guided half-hour lunchtime or after-work meditations if what you’re seeking is a taste of meditation.

Most of our classes include guided meditations, teachings on various aspects of Buddhist philosophy, and time for questions…and even better, answers!

We provide chairs or cushions to sit on. No special clothing required. Come as you are. We recommend coming 5-10 minutes early so that you can check in and have time to settle in.

Class format

The half-hour meditations are guided meditation without a teaching.

The drop-in and branch classes include guided meditations, a practical teaching on applying Buddhist concepts to everyday life, and time for discussion.

Meditation operates on many levels. Through simple breathing meditation we can reduce feelings of stress by quieting our minds and connecting to a calming stillness within.

The deeper purpose of meditation is to bring us to a state of authentic and stable happiness, one which we carry with us throughout our day. By actively cultivating those states of mind that are conducive to peace and well-being and eradicating those that aren’t, we move ever closer to an experience of unceasing joy and contentment.

Our main center is located in Chelsea. We have weekly branch classes located in the East Village, Harlem, Upper East Side & Upper West Side, Williamsburg, and Jersey City.

We are part of a worldwide network of Kadampa Centers, with hundreds of locations throughout the world. Looking for a location elsewhere in the Northeast? Learn about about our other local centers here.

Brand New to This?

If you have no experience meditating yet, we recommend that you start with our monthly introductory class, Back-to-Back Basics, which covers the basics of the Buddhist view as well as instructions on how to meditate and how to set up a regular meditation practice.

The weekly Drop-in Classes at the Kadampa Meditation Center New York City and its neighborhood branches are also fully accessible to beginners, while being the perfect place to go deeper. 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. These classes offer thematic topics that vary week to week and are based in Buddhist philosophy and meditation.

You may also enjoy the guided half-hour lunchtime or after-work meditations if what you’re seeking is a taste of meditation.

What to Expect at a Class

Most of our classes include guided meditations, teachings on various aspects of Buddhist philosophy, and time for questions…and even better, answers!

We provide chairs or cushions to sit on. No special clothing required. Come as you are. We recommend coming 5-10 minutes early so that you can check in and have time to settle in.

Class format

The half-hour meditations are guided meditation without a teaching.

The drop-in and branch classes include guided meditations, a practical teaching on applying Buddhist concepts to everyday life, and time for discussion.

About Meditation

Meditation operates on many levels. Through simple breathing meditation we can reduce feelings of stress by quieting our minds and connecting to a calming stillness within.

The deeper purpose of meditation is to bring us to a state of authentic and stable happiness, one which we carry with us throughout our day. By actively cultivating those states of mind that are conducive to peace and well-being and eradicating those that aren’t, we move ever closer to an experience of unceasing joy and contentment.

About our Center

Our main center is located in Chelsea. We have weekly branch classes located in the East Village, Harlem, Upper East Side & Upper West Side, Williamsburg, and Jersey City.

We are part of a worldwide network of Kadampa Centers, with hundreds of locations throughout the world. Looking for a location elsewhere in the Northeast? Learn about about our other local centers here.

Locations

With classes all around Manhattan, New Jersey and Brooklyn, there’s sure to be a location near you to find a weekly meditation class.

Drop-in to one of our weekly classes in the East Village, Harlem, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side, Jersey City or Williamsburg. No pre-registration is necessary.

Join our Global Community

Kadampa Global Family

There are more than 1200 Kadampa centers throughout the world. That means wherever you are, you can be almost certain that there is a center nearby. You can attend classes and retreats to become inspired and realize your potential. The Kadampa events calendar is always full. Many people plan their vacations around annual gatherings like the international festivals and retreats, to make their leisure time truly meaningful.

Visit Us

Our Location

Kadampa Meditation Center New York City, 127 West 24th Street, New York, New York 10011 (between 6th & 7th Avenues, at street level)
Get Directions

We are easily accessible by the 1, 6, C, E, F, M, N, R or NJ PATH to the 23rd Street subway station or the M23 Bus at 6th Avenue and 23rd Street

Call Us

During Open Hours
Phone (212) 924-6706

Fax (646) 476-4310

Drop Us a Line

info@meditationinnewyork.org

Open Hours

Monday 11:30am – 9:00pm
Tuesday 10:30am – 9:00pm
Wednesday 11:30am – 9:00pm
Thursday 10:30am – 9:00pm
Friday 11:30am – 7:30pm
Saturday 9am – hours vary
Sunday 10am – hours vary