A Workshop to Learn How to Meditate
Where: Kadampa Meditation Center, 127 W 24th Street, New York, NY
Cost: $15 for one class; $25 for both | Free for supporting members
Offered every month at Kadampa Meditation Center NYC
With the right techniques, anyone can begin and sustain a successful daily meditation practice. Every month, we offer a workshop on how to meditate. This is one part of a special two-session class where we explore the methods taught by Buddha for establishing a regular meditation practice.
We examine the Buddhist way of thinking as well as the practical side of setting up a daily practice.
You can attend just the Introduction to Meditation workshop, or both sessions, depending on your interest.
Session 1: Introduction to Buddhism 10:30 – 11:45 am
In Part I of the course you will learn the fundamentals of Buddhist view and how they apply to meditation, ie training the mind. Applying these methods in your everyday life will lead to happiness and a sense of purpose and harmony in your relationships. This is a beginner course open to everyone. We provide chairs or cushions to sit on. No special clothing required.
Session 2: Introduction to Meditation (a workshop) 12:15 – 1:30 pm
In Part II of the course you will learn the basics of meditation, from why we would want to meditate to the “technical” matters of how to do it. How do we set up our meditation space? What do we focus on? How long do we meditate? What are some techniques to help us overcome distractions? The workshop will include some guided meditations and provide plenty of time for questions.
Everyone is welcome. To find out when this course is offered next, click on the button below.
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, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and morning meditation classes on Tuesdays 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 a monthly introductory classes, Learn the Fundamentals of Buddhist Meditation, and on occasional weekends Awakening the Heart ,as well as regular day and weekend meditation courses and retreats.