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What's Happening at Kadampa Meditation Center NYC

Modern Buddhism in New York City

Located in the heart of Chelsea, Kadampa Meditation Center NYC provides meditation classes and teachings throughout NYC and the greater New York area, including Brooklyn, Queens, New Jersey, and various locations in Manhattan. KMC-NYC is part of the Kadampa Centers world-wide.

Drop-in Classes are available on every day of the week, with guided meditations and teachings on applying Buddhism to daily life. All of the teachings and meditations available at our center assist you in connecting to a stillness within.

We also offer monthly introductory classes, Awakening the Heart, Meditation for Beginners, and How to Meditate, as well as a variety of weekend meditation courses and retreats.

Everyone Welcome. When classes are not in session, our meditation room
s are open to the public for self-guided practice.


Interested in hosting a meditation class at your workplace? Learn more about our workplace meditation programs.

Meditation Classes in Manhattan

Drop-in Classes at our Main Center

Monday Evenings 7 - 8:30pm
Meditation and Freedom from Painful Emotions
Tuesday Mornings 11am - 12:30pm
Meditation and Freedom from Painful Emotions
Tuesday Evenings 7 - 8pm
Reality Check: Getting it Right
Wednesday Evenings 7 - 8:30pm
Leaving Anger Behind | Practical Advice from "How to Solve our Human Problems"
Thursday Evenings 7 - 8:30pm
The Healing Meditation of Taking and Giving
Saturdays
Meditation Courses & Retreats
Sunday Mornings 11am - 12:30pm
Meditation on the Mind
Lunchtime Meditation Classes
12:15 – 12:45pm with various teachers Mon. | Wed. | Thurs. | Fridays

After-Work Meditation Classes
6 - 6:30pm Tues, Wed & Thurs Evenings

Upcoming Events

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Mon 29

Lunchtime Meditation

August 29 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Mon 29

Wishfulfilling Jewel

August 29 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Mon 29

Monday Meditation Class

August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue 30

Tuesday Meditation Class

August 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Tue 30

Wishfulfilling Jewel

August 30 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Tue 30

After Work Meditation

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Tue 30

Teacher Training Program – Exam

August 30 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Retreats, Courses & Community News
About Our Classes
  • Taught by qualified Western teachers, the meditation classes are very easy to understand and apply to our daily lives. The classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced practitioners, and emphasize how to meditate and practice in our NY urban environment.

    Meditation is a simple yet profound method to improve the quality of our lives and develop inner peace. Through following very simple, practical instructions we can learn to let go of the causes of our pain and dissatisfaction and to gain the inner peace and clarity we seek. We offer a wide range of classes from basic introductions to Buddhist meditation, applying Buddha’s teachings to daily life issues such as anger and improving relationships, to comprehensive study programs of Buddhist view, meditation and action. Everyone is welcome.