Wednesday Evening Meditation

Tools for Training the Mind

Wisdom from Universal Compassion

Wednesdays · 7-8:30pm with Gen Samten Kelsang

“We need to transform whatever circumstances we meet, whether good or bad, into the spiritual path by channeling all our actions in a virtuous direction. This practice is extremely important. Those who engage in it successfully will never have to experience anxiety or discouragement but will be able to remain calm and peaceful in all circumstances.” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

This course will explore the teachings from Universal Compassion on training the mind. These contain a practical and uplifting explanation of how we can transform our day-to-day lives –including even the most demanding and difficult situations — into opportunities for personal growth. Ancient meditative techniques that have been tried and tested for centuries are brought alive and made relevant to our everyday experiences. By pointing the way to unchanging freedom and happiness, these teachings challenge us to grow and will have a remarkable impact on our life. 

Class Dates

$10 per person – Drop-ins welcome

Dinner served in Main House 6-6:45pm – $7

Pre-register for Class & Dinner: $15

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


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


47 Sweeney Rd
Glen Spey, NY 12737