Meditation Classes

Saturdays bi-monthly   |   10a – 1:30p     |    The Peacock Gallery

Next Class Universal Compassion

With every passing generation, living beings become more and more unhappy, more and more unruly, and more and more disturbed. We are now very skilled at producing all kinds of weapons for waging war and harming each other, but we lack the skills to create peace and happiness. Buddha taught that all suffering is a result of the

negativity within our own mind. Through learning to meditate we can create the inner protection of a peaceful mind that can give ourself, our family, communities and society hope for permanent world peace.

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Beacon, NY meets every Thursday night from 7-8:30p at the historic Howland Cultural Center.

Class Format

Each class begins with a brief breathing meditation which is guided by the teacher. No previous experience is necessary.
Every class we explore one aspect of Dharma, or Buddha’s teachings, which focus on solutions to problems in daily life, inducing genuine optimism and increased happiness. These sessions include a guided meditation which allows you to gain personal experience of the teaching.
Enjoy some refreshments in the company of like-minded people. Breaks last approximately 30 minutes.
Similar to Session 1 but will cover another aspect of the class topic.
The class concludes with time for discussion between those in attendance. Time is then given to address any questions that come from listening to the teaching or discussing.

About the class


Bi-monthly 10a – 1:30p

with Buddhist Teacher

Rebecca Reblar

Cost | $20

Pre-register online
or pay at the door (cash or check only)

Benefits of Meditation

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Frequently Asked Questions
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Meet the Teacher Rebecca Reblar

Rebecca is a teacher at KMC New York. She is known for her kindness and warmth, and her teachings are heartfelt and easy to apply into daily life.


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.


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.
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.
Nothing in particular, but some people like to take notes so you may wish to bring a notepad and pen.
Yes, our weekly classes are perfect for everyone – no previous meditation experience is necessary and all classes are self-contained. Drop into one class or attend the entire series.
No, our classes are presented in a way that is accessible to everyone, and no religious obligation is required.
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.
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.

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