at KMC New York

Dealing With Difficult Emotions

Tuesdays 7-8:30pm with Kadam Kyle Davis

We all have painful and challenging emotions. Buddhist psychology presents a time-tested, powerful and healthy approach to “deal with them”. Each week, we will apply this methodology to various challenging mental states like craving, self-hatred, and anger. First, we need to recognize them, accept ourselves for being in that state, and learn about how they work and where they come from. Secondly, we can oppose them through special meditations designed to disempower and overcome these painful feelings. Finally, we can envision and experience a total freedom and sense of release, through having transcended to a state beyond these emotions.

Everyone is welcome to attend this series in its entirety or by class. Each class is self contained.

$10 per class (Free for Members)


Class dates:

September 28 Solving Inner Problems with Meditation

October 5 Solving Inner Problems with Meditation

October 12 Conquering Craving

October 19 Love, Desire and Attachment

October 26 Anger Solves Nothing

November 1 Silencing the Inner Critic

Who can join online?
Live-streaming classes ONLY for residents of this local area (NY state, eastern PA, northern NJ, and western CT) and for those who would normally attend these onsite classes at the temple or our branch locations. If you do not currently attend a Kadampa center and do not live in this area, you can
find a local center here

If you are a Kadampa student who does not regularly attend KMC New York’s classes or spiritual program, please DO NOT book. Please book weekly classes through your center.

This class is available for replay for 24 hours after it goes live

Kadam Kyle Davis

Kadam Kyle Davis

Kadam Kyle is the Resident Teacher at Varadhara Meditation Center in Brooklyn, as well as the Second Resident Teacher at KMC New York.

Kadam Kyle has engaged in in-depth study at both the Temple in New York and on the Special Teacher Training Program at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre. His joyful and sincere example in daily life, and his clear and practical approach in teachings, have inspired many people in their spiritual life.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve never been to a meditation class/workshop before.

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 provide both cushions and chairs, and there is no physical exercise, yoga, or stretching involved.
How should I dress?
Feel free to come however you are comfortable. We ask people to remove shoes and hats when you enter the meditation room.
Do I need to bring anything?
Nothing in particular, but some people like to take notes so you may wish to bring a notepad and pen.
If I’m a complete beginner, should I attend this class?
Yes, our meditation workshops are perfect for everyone. This course, in particular is a great way to begin a meditation practice – no previous experience is necessary.
Do I need to be Buddhist to attend?
No, our meditation workshops are presented in a way that is accessible to everyone, and no religious obligation is required.
What are some benefits of attending meditation classes?
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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Glen Spey, NY 12737