Each week, we offer more than 20 classes, of which most are drop-in and perfect for all levels of practitioner. A simple 30-minute meditation is a great class to begin with if you're looking to ease in to meditation. These are offered every weekday first thing in the morning, and at lunchtime, and after-work on Monday through Thursday evenings. General Program classes (GPs) are offered every day of the week except Saturdays, both online and in person at our main Center in Chelsea. These classes include meditation as well as meditation instruction. GPs are also offered in various neighborhoods in NYC, including Brooklyn and New Jersey.
Our Saturday program typically includes special once-off courses and retreats into particular Buddhist subjects. These are usually open to all levels of practitioner, but check each event's page for details.
For those wishing to go deeper, there is the Foundation Program and Teacher Training Program. Both require pre-enrollment and are commitment-based. Each program provides a systematic presentation of particular subjects of Mahayana Buddhism to enable practitioners to deepen their knowledge and experience of Buddhism. FP class meets once-a-week class, TTP class, twice a week. Students who participate on TTP are training to become qualified Buddhist teachers and help flourish Kadampa Buddhism throughout the world.
For beginners to more experienced practitioners, these drop-in classes include a Dharma talk and guided meditation
Short and focused meditation sessions offered Monday to Friday at lunchtime and Monday to Thursday after-work
The Center runs a Kids and a Tweens class, to help familiarize them with the methods for creating inner peace
A structured study of a selection of Geshe Kelsang's texts to provide a foundational understanding of Buddhism. Requires enrollment
Courses are offered on Saturdays and provide the opportunity to dive deeper into one specific aspect of Buddhist teachings
Retreats are offered on Saturdays and create the space to more deeply contemplate and meditate on specific teachings