Meditation Classes

Meditation Classes

The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful.

By training in meditation, we create an inner space and clarity that enables us to control our mind regardless of the external circumstances. Gradually we develop mental equilibrium, a balanced mind that is happy all the time, rather than an unbalanced mind that oscillates between the extremes of excitement and despondency. There are many benefits of meditation. To learn more, watch a video on meditation and mindfulness.

Everybody is welcome to learn about meditation and Modern Buddhism. Each class contains guided meditation, a practical teaching on how to be happier, and when possible Q&A. No experience is needed.

Drop-in Classes in Your Area

Meditation Classes in Your Area

Live in New York City? Check out classes in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Williamsburg and Queens.

Meditation Classes at the Temple

Prayers for World Peace Sunday Meditation Class

Sunday Morning Class
with Prayers for

World Peace
11am – 12:30pm
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Learn to Meditate in Half a Day Saturday Meditation Classes

Saturday Meditation Workshops
10am – 1:30pm
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Kids Meditation Classes Sundays

Wednesday Nights
With Gen Samten
7 – 8:30pm
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Peaceful Night Out Meditation Classes

Thursday Evenings Meditation & Modern Buddhism
7 – 8pm
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Looking for More?

Deepen your study and practice of the teachings by joining one of our study programs—in-depth meditation classes focused on modern Buddhist books.

Learn about our
Study Programs

In Depth Meditation Classes

The Benefits
of Meditation

inner peace

You can relax and enjoy a peaceful mind through meditation practice.

positive attitude in life

Simply by being around like-minded people who are learning to improve their mind, you naturally find your personal view of life more optimistic.

a good heart

Your relationships improve by learning to genuinely care for others.


Your mind will become lucid and clear which will improve your physical and mental health.


You will learn to identify, reduce and eliminate states of mind that lead to suffering. You will also learn how to cultivate positive states of mind that lead to happiness.

pure happiness

Your wishes will be fulfilled, and you can then naturally inspire others.


What is Meditation?

with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition