Guided Meditation & Modern Buddhism

We offer everyone, at any level, the opportunity to learn to meditate and transform their life with Modern Buddhist teachings.  Those who attend classes at VMC are people who wish to make the most of their lives and recognize the wise and skillful nature of Buddhist practices. Everyone – religious, spiritual, undecided, atheist, cynic – is welcome!

We offer weekly drop-in meditation classes, frequent Saturday workshops and community-organized social events. Each class begins with a guided meditation followed by a talk explaining Modern Buddhist teachings and how to apply them to one’s meditation practice and everyday life. Our atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. There is always an opportunity to ask questions and discuss.  

VMC is a non-profit organization, 100% volunteer-run and member-supported.

TRIAL MEMBERSHIP OFFER: Three months of unlimited classes and workshops for $33 a month!

Weekly Classes

11:30 am – 1 pm
7 pm – 8:30 pm
7 pm – 8 pm
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
7:30 pm – 9 pm

The benefits of meditation at VMC:
It’s much more than mindfulness.

You’ve probably heard: Meditation reduces stress. It improves concentration. It benefits your health. It can even slow aging.

But that’s just the beginning – at least if you meditate at Vajradhara Meditation Center. Our meditation practices are based on a lineage of wisdom that has liberated practitioners from anxiety, stress, pain and suffering for thousands of years, long before there was “an app for that”.

VMC members are your friends and neighbors who have found these teachings to be just as transformative today. Stop in to one of our many classes and see how well they work for you.

Find a class that’s right for you!

Our weekly drop-in meditation classes are a great place to start exploring meditation and Modern Buddhist philosophy. We also suggest attending our Meditation For Beginners workshop that’s offered once a month on Saturdays – even if you’ve been coming for a little while, this class can help you improve your practice.

Free e-Book Download:
"How to Transform Your Life"

A Special Gift from the Author

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism who has pioneered the introduction of modern Buddhism into contemporary society. He is the author of 22 highly acclaimed books that perfectly transmit the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world.

Our Global 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 more than 1,200 centers worldwide, with multiple locations in and around NYC. Throughout the year, we gather as a family of practitioners at the Kadampa Meditation Center in Glen Spey, NY – home of our national temple – for festivals, special courses, and retreats.