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What is Meditation?

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.

How to Get Started

Our weekly classes are a great place to start. A typical class will include teachings, two guided meditations and a question & answer session. 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 meditation practitioners, and emphasize how to meditate and practice in our NY urban environment.

In the Area

In the area, we have centers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and other locations throughout New York and New Jersey. From time to time we gather as a family at the Kadampa Meditation Center, home of our national Temple, for festivals, special courses, and retreats. Please feel free to drop in for a visit. Before and after class there is always someone on hand to answer your questions. Alternatively, you may contact us via email at: [email protected] or phone at: (917) 403 5227

Tell me more about Vajradhara Meditation Center

Vajradhara Meditation Center was established to provide people living in Brooklyn with the opportunity to learn about meditation and practice Buddhist teachings. To fulfill this aim we have a space in Boerum Hill, located at 444 Atlantic Ave (between Nevins and Bond). We also offer branch classes at various locations throughout Brooklyn. The Center is run by volunteers who themselves are dedicated practitioners, and we have a warm and welcoming community. Vajradhara Meditation Center is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT). The NKT is an International Union of Kadampa Buddhist Centers. There are currently over 1,000 centers worldwide.