Wednesday Evening Meditation

Livestream & In-Person

The Bodhisattva Vow

Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm with Gen Samten

A Bodhisattva is a friend of the world who, motivated by compassion, seeks enlightenment to benefit all living beings. In this welcome guide to compassionate living, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso explains in detail how to take and keep the Bodhisattva vows, how to purify negative minds, and how to practice the Bodhisattva’s actions of giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, concentration and wisdom. With this handbook as our companion, we can enter the Bodhisattva’s way of life and progress along the path to full enlightenment.

$10 per class (Free for Members)
NO PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE

Class dates

November 24 Purification through the Powers of the Opponent Force and the Promise
December 1 How to generate positive energy, then dedicate it to gaining happiness and spiritual satisfaction
December 8 How to use the six perfections to gather merit and generate positive energy
December 15 How to use the six perfections to grow our clarity and wisdom

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

Gen Samten

Gen Samten

Resident Teacher KMC NY

Gen Samten Kelsang is an ordained Buddhist monk and is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center New York. He has been studying and practicing Buddhism for over thirty years and is one of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s most senior students.

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.

Contact Us

Phone

(845) 856-9000
9am-5pm Monday - Friday

Chat provider: LiveChat
Location

47 Sweeney Rd
Glen Spey, NY 12737