Meditation Classes in Binghamton, NY
These classes will be on a two week hiatus due to the US Festival at KMC New York, April 25-30. Classes will restart on May 8. See you then!
Discover Your Limitless Potential
March 20-April 17
Through the practice of meditation we can decrease the mental turbulence we normally experience and begin to discover an experience of inner clarity, peace, and limitless potential for universal love, profound wisdom, and unceasing joy in all areas of our life. This series of classes will be based on the book Modern Buddhism by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, which can be downloaded as a free eBook here.
Mindfulness for Busy People
May 8-June 12
Learn mindfulness techniques to make every moment of your day meaningful. Applying these methods in your everyday life will lead to happiness and a sense of purpose and harmony in your daily experiences and relationships.
Awakening the Heart
June 19-July 17
Stress and negative emotions often seem to pervade life, but they are actually transient states of mind that you can learn to simply dissolve away. Through meditation, begin to experience the real nature of your mind – great inner clarity and peace.
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Samatha is an American Buddhist monk and is on the Teacher Training Program at KMC New York. He is our World Peace Café manager, where he cherishes our visitors by making delicious vegetarian fare and snacks with love. He also teaches many day and weekend courses here at the Temple. Samatha’s teachings are rooted in practicality, showing how we can easily put meditation and Buddha’s advice into daily life.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton
183 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905
Classes are held in Room #5
$10 per class
We are a non-profit organization. Proceeds go towards costs in facilitating this class. All profits go towards supporting the International Temples Project for World Peace.
Through sincerely training in meditation on the teachings given in these classes you will attain spiritual realizations, which lead you to permanent liberation from all the sufferings of this life and countless future lives. There is no greater meaning than this. Even temporarily, whenever you experience problems, unpleasant feelings, depression or unhappiness you can solve these problems immediately by transforming your mind into peace through your meditation practice. The benefits of meditation are immeasurable.
Q. Do I need to have experience in meditation or Buddhism to attend the classes?
You do not need to have experience in meditation or be a Buddhist to attend. The meditation classes we offer are suitable for all individuals, whatever their level of interest – from those who seek simple relaxation and stress relief, to those who wish to learn about Modern Buddhism. Everyone is welcome!
Q. I’ve never been to a meditation class before. What should I expect?
Our meditation classes are very accessible. You do not need to bring any mats or wear any special clothing. We sit in chairs, and there is no physical exercise, yoga, or stretching involved.
Q. What does a typical class look like? A typical class consists of a simple relaxation meditation, teaching, a meditation based on the teaching and discussion and Q&A. The meditations are guided and are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.
Q: I’ve been coming to classes for a while. I really like what I hear. Is there something more I can try?
For those students who want to deepen their experience of Buddhism, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso designed the Foundation Program (FP). FP allows us to become more deeply familiar with Buddhist teachings by systematically studying one of five texts on the FP curriculum.