Learn to Meditate in Half a Day

Take a Saturday morning away in this peaceful environment to learn to meditate and how to apply meditative thinking to all areas of your life.

 
 

Learn to Meditate
in Half a Day

Take a Saturday morning away in this peaceful environment to learn to meditate and how to apply meditative thinking to all areas of your life.

Upcoming Learn to Meditate Courses

Saturday, November 25
10am-1:30pm
with Gen Samten
Living with mindfulness means to be truly alive. Instead of living with a distracted or in­attentive mind we feel focused and purposeful. Mindfulness enables us to bring peace, love, and wisdom into each moment of every day. It is the practical method to fulfill our deepest wish – to lead a meaningful, present-centered life in a busy world.

This experiential and practical workshop will reveal how we can use Buddhist meditation and positive thinking to transform every moment of our daily life. Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary.

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Saturday, December 9
10am-1:30pm
Happiness is not some far distant goal but is something we can discover today – right here and now. The secret of happiness lies in our ability to cultivate acceptance, joy, and gratitude. By building our life around these three core emotions we will discover happiness and meaning in every area of our life.

This experiential and practical workshop will reveal how we can use Buddhist meditation and positive thinking to transform every moment of our daily life. Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary.
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Monday, January 1
10am-1:30pm
The new year is the perfect opportunity to create resolutions and habits that will bring meaning to our life. Empowered by the practice of meditation, we have the opportunity to set attainable goals that lead us to develop peace of mind. As we begin to use meditation in our daily life, we will naturally improve our good qualities and feel capable of maintaining our resolve to accomplish the goals we’ve set for the coming year.
This half-day workshop includes guided meditations, practical advice on how to maintain the experience of the inner peace in daily life and time to discuss the ideas presented. Cost: $20

Living in the Present

Saturday, November 25
10am – 1:30pm
at the World Peace Temple


Learn to Meditate Workshop

with Gen Samten

Living with mindfulness means to be truly alive. Instead of living with a distracted or in­attentive mind we feel focused and purposeful. Mindfulness enables us to bring peace, love, and wisdom into each moment of every day. It is the practical method to fulfill our deepest wish – to lead a meaningful, present-centered life in a busy world.

This experiential and practical workshop will reveal how we can use Buddhist meditation and positive thinking to transform every moment of our daily life. Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary.

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FAQs

Our meditation classes are very accessible. You do not need to bring any mats or wear any special clothing. We provide both cushions and chairs, and there is no physical exercise, yoga, or stretching involved.
Feel free to come however you are comfortable. We ask people to remove shoes and hats when you enter the meditation room.
Nothing in particular, but some people like to take notes so you may wish to bring a notepad and pen.
Yes, our Learn to Meditate courses are perfect for everyone. This course in particular is a great way to begin a meditation practice – no previous experience is necessary.
No, our classes are presented in a way that is accessible to everyone, and no religious obligation is required.

Cost

The cost of the course is $20 per person.

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Enjoy Lunch

Arrive early for an optional vegetarian lunch with our community. Cost $5. Gluten-free and vegan options are often available, but not guaranteed.


What to expect?
 

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    Guided Meditation

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

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    Short Talk

    Every course provides fundamental instruction on how to meditate as well. 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.

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    Enjoy a Break

    Enjoy the company of like-minded people between classes in the Temple, Café and Bookstore. The break last 45 minutes.

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    Session 2

    We review what was learned in the first session, meditate and discuss how we can integrate meditation in our daily life.

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    Q&A

    At the end of the course, there is time for questions & answers. All advice is given as suggestions to improve personal understanding of the teachings and to provide examples of how to apply the teachings to daily life.

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    Stay on for Lunch

    After the class, enjoy a home-style vegetarian meal with the residential community at the Temple and with those who attended the course. Meals are $5 and must be booked in advance.

Make it a Weekend

 

Thanksgiving Day Feast
Food for Thought

KMC New York will be open to everyone over the Thanksgiving holiday. Come for a Thanksgiving meal, stay through Sunday or drop-in to the different activities offered. There will be a program of meditations, prayers, good food and friendship. Learn more.

 

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Sunday Morning
Prayers for World Peace

Set your new year’s aspirations into motion by praying for world peace. Class includes a guided meditation, short teaching by Resident Teacher of KMC New York, Gen Samten Kelsang. By donation. Learn more

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