Weekly Classes in Long Island City

Sunday & Wednesday Classes

Every Sunday at 11:00am – 12:30pm

Every Wednesday at 7:00pm – 8:15pm


Hunter’s Point Campus Building
1-50 51st Avenue between 1st and 2nd street-Room 207 (2nd Floor)


CUNY School of Law
2 Court Square, 2nd Floor

$10 per class; free for Supporting Members

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Empowering our Meditation Practice

Meditation is a skillful and profound method for training in inner peace and happiness. However, Buddha taught that successful meditation depends on cultivating the right internal conditions. In particular it depends on three things: accumulating merit, purifying negativities, and receiving blessings. In this series, the teacher will explain how we develop these conditions of a happy mind both in our meditation practice and in our daily life. This course will benefit both those who are new to meditation and those wishing to go deeper in their practice.
  • Nov 19            Merit: The Power to Make Things Happen
  • No 26              Purification: Letting go of Pain and Negativity
  • Dec 3               No Class: Buddha Maitreya Empowerment Weekend at Chelsea Center
  • Dec 10            Blessings: Connecting to our Extraordinary Potential
  • Dec 17               Experiencing the Meditator’s Mind
  • Dec 24 & 31    No class
  • Jan 7                 New series begins


Extraordinary Friends for Challenging Times

Meet the Buddhas!

Everyone needs inspiration. But where do we get this? From those around us.  From others.  We all need sources of guidance on how to live together in harmony.  We need inspiring friends.

In this series, Alex will introduce us to the Buddhas, whose example of Compassion, Wisdom, and Fearlessness are proving to be the inspiration for millions of people around the world.  Through practical teachings on mantra recitation, meditation, breathtaking images, and inspiring stories, each week she will introduce a different aspect of these inspiring friends so that we too can begin to develop these powerful and life-changing  qualities.

  • Nov 15           Fearless in Daily Life – Meet Buddha Green Tara
  • No 22           No Class- Happy Giving Thanks Day!
  • No 29           The Power of Loving Kindness- Meet Buddha Maitreya
  • Dec 6             The Joy of Compassion- Meet Buddha Avalokiteshvara
  • Dec 13           Wisdom for Challenging Times-Meet Buddha Manjushri
  • Dec 20           Tuning into Inner Power- Meet Buddha Vajrapani
  • Dec 27              No class – holiday break
  • Jan 3                 New series begins…
 Weekly guided meditations and Buddhist teachings in Long Island City are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners.  These classes offer meditation techniques and teachings on the fundamentals of Buddhism, with an emphasis on their practical application in everyday life.

Although these meditation classes are given as a series, they 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. For more information  all (212) 924-6706

Directions to Hunter’s Point Campus (Sundays):
By Subway
7 Train to Vernon Blvd/Jackson Ave
G Train to 21st Street/Van Alst

Take the LIRR to Long Island City stop

Street parking is available or you can park at the MPS Parking garage located across the street from the school
Directions to CUNY School of Law (Wednesdays):
By Subway
E or M train to Court Square-23rd St.
7 train to Court Square
N and W trains to Queensboro Plaza

From Woodside LIRR station, take Manhattan-bound 7 train to Court Square
From Hunter’s Point LIRR station, take Queens-bound 7 train one stop to Court Square