Free Public Talk

Living Lightly

Happiness here and now through meditation
with Gen Samten

Sunday, May 5 
11am – 12:30pm
with Gen Samten

Lighten up!
We tend to grasp at our problems and difficulties as being so solid and real – everything can feel heavy and unmanageable. By discovering Buddha’s timeless wisdom and the tool of meditation, however, we can learn to live lightly. We can come to experience more freedom and joy, and cope with difficulties more easily. REGISTER
Everybody Welcome  | Stay for Learn to Meditate
Enjoy the Day at the Temple
  • Come early for a latte or a waffle in the World Peace Cafe.
  • Stay after for a community lunch $5 – Call ahead to book.
  • Explore the nature trails & gardens,


This is a free event but pre-registration is recommended. KMC New York is a non-profit organization – donations are welcome.

Enjoy Lunch

Stay on after the course for an optional vegetarian lunch with our community.
Cost $5. Gluten-free and vegan options are often available, but not guaranteed. Pre-registration for lunch is required – Please call ahead to book. (845) 856-9000

What to expect?

  • Guided Meditation

    Be guided in a short breathing meditation and connect to an experience of inner peace. No prior experience is necessary.

  • Practical & Inspirational Talk

    This course will provide fundamental instruction on how to meditate as well teaching you the tools to take your experience of peace into your daily life. It also highlights one aspect of Dharma, or Buddha’s teachings, which focus on solutions to problems in daily life, inducing genuine optimism and increased happiness.

  • Enjoy a the grounds, café & bookstore

    After the class, you can peruse the bookstore, enjoy a refreshment from the World Peace Café or take a peaceful walk through our well-groomed trails.