Sundays, 11:00am - 12:30pm

How Truly to Make the Most of Your Life

Introducing the Life-Changing Mind of Bodhichitta

This class is offered in person only

Continuing with our series on Venerable Geshe Kelsang’s book, The New Eight Steps to Happiness, we will now turn our attention to the development of a truly wonderful state of mind, known as bodhichitta. Training in bodhichitta is how we can truly make the most of our life. This is because although each and every one of us has the extraordinary potential for the lasting happiness and freedom of enlightenment, we will only be able to actualize this potential if we have the wish to actualize it. This wish is bodhichitta, the compassionate intention to be of real benefit to others. In this series we will explore the extraordinary benefits that arise from this single wish, as well as investigate methods for how to develop and maintain it in our daily lives.

September 11: The Astounding Potential Within Us All
September 18: Why We Need Bodhichitta with Kadam Matthew
September 25: How to Develop Bodhichitta
October 2: Making the Most of your Life
October 9: Modern Day Urban Bodhisattva
October 16: The Most Beautiful Mind


Understanding Emptiness Makes Everything Better

According to Buddha, if only we understood correctly how things actually exist, there would be no suffering, there would be only happiness and freedom. Our suffering is arising from our misapprehension of how things exist. It is this ignorance of reality that causes us to develop the delusions of anger and attachment, which in turn cause us to create negative karma, giving rise to yet more suffering. This is why when we understand reality correctly, in other words understand emptiness, everything is better!

In this series, Kadam Morten will guide us through the extraordinary chapter on emptiness from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s book, The New Eight Steps to Happiness. Through talks, guided meditations, and discussions, Kadam Morten will demystify this often misunderstood topic, and highlight how practical, joyful and creative the practice of integrating emptiness into our daily life can be.

October 23: How Dreams Help Us Understand Reality
October 30: The Emptiness of the Body
November 6: Meditating on Emptiness
November 13: The Emptiness of the Mind
November 20: Our Mind Can Change Profoundly
November 27: The Emptiness of the Self
December 4: Wisdom Blessings (Empowerment Weekend)
December 11: How Everything Teaches Us Emptiness
December 18: How Emptiness Makes Everything Better
December 25: No Class
January 1: New Year, New You!


Our general program classes include Dharma teachings along with guided meditations
Each class is self-contained and is also presented as part of a series. Drop into any class you like
These classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners
No special clothing is required
Everyone welcome!
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Headphones are available for those who are hard of hearing. Please contact [email protected] to reserve a pair
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Riverdale Buddhist Meditation Class

Monday General Program Class
10:00 – 11:00am
with Adriana Valdez-Young


Kadampa Meditation Center Williamsburg Branch

Meditation and Buddhism classes
offered throughout the week
Everyone welcome


The Science of Happiness

Monday Night GP Series
7:00 – 8:30pm
with Kadam Morten


Harlem Buddhist Meditation Class

Monday Night General Program Class
7:00 – 8:00pm
with Alex Bonano


The Science of Happiness

Tuesday Morning GP Series
11:15am – 12:45pm
with Kadam Morten


Reality Check

Tuesday Night GP Series
7:00 – 8:00pm


Williamsburg General Program Class

Wednesday Night GP Series
7:00 – 8:15pm


The Secret to Unlimited Joy

Wednesday Night GP Series
7:00 – 8:00pm


Study The New Eight Steps to Happiness

with Kadam Morten

Thursday Night GP Series
7:00 – 8:30pm
with Kadam Morten


Who Do You Think You Are (Your “I” is Only An Idea)?

Friday Night GP Series
5:30 – 6:30pm


Long Island City Buddhist Meditation Class

Thursday General Program Class
7:00 – 8:00pm
with Henry Green


Inspiring Solutions for Difficult Times

Sunday afternoon GP Series
4:00 – 5:15pm


Jersey City Buddhist Meditation Class

Sunday General Program Class
11:30am – 1:00pm
with Kelly Goedert


Vajradhara Meditation Center

Meditation and Buddhism classes
offered throughout the week
Everyone welcome!