Know Your Center
Know Your Center gives any students at KMC NYC a chance to ask their burning questions about meditation, Kadampa Buddhism in general and/or about the wide variety of what's available here at the Center. The program is intended to help you connect deeper with your meditation practice, if you wish, and to connect with the KMC NYC community.
Each participant is invited to meet with one or multiple senior practitioners up to three times. The goal is that at the end of your meetings, each person feels empowered to take the next steps to deepen their practice.
Here's How it Works
LET US KNOW YOU'D LIKE TO PARTICIPATE
When you're ready, fill out the form at the bottom of this page to let us know of your interest in the program.
WE'LL MATCH YOU WITH A LONG-TERM PRACTITIONER
The more information you can share below, the better we'll be able to find the right person to connect you with.
YOU AND YOUR SANGHA CONNECTION MEET
Providing you the chance to get really clear about everything you need to know to advance in your Dharma practice
Tamara Thomas, a senior practitioner at KMC NYC, heads up our Know Your Center program. When you fill in the form below to express interest in participating, your information will be sent to Tamara. She will match you with someone she feels would complement you. Tamara is always a point of reference for you throughout your participation on the program.
Frequently Asked Questions
The program includes up to 3 one-on-one meetings at the Center with a senior practitioner of KMC NYC. This is a forum for you to ask any questions you might have about developing your meditation practice, or getting more involved with the Center.
The person you'll be paired with is someone who has been coming to the Center for a number of years. They are currently enrolled in a study program and participate in the running of the Center. You can ask them about how you can improve your daily practice, how to decide when you're ready to participate in a retreat, what might be the right path to take if you one day wish to teach, how to improve your daily practice. This is a casual meeting so bring any questions you might have and they'll do their best to give you an experienced perspective.
Know Your Center is completely free to all KMC NYC students.
The program consists of up to three one-on-one chats. If you still have more questions, there are always plenty of experienced practitioners at our KMC NYC Chelsea Center who are more than happy to field any questions you might still have.
Be sure to tell us how long you've been coming to the Center, 1-2 of your burning questions (if you have them)...and anything else that might be relevant for us to know!