Wednesday Evening Meditation

How to Integrate all our Daily Practices

Wisdom from Universal Compassion

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

Our daily practice of meditation will become very powerful and effective when it is applied with a special meditation technique called ’The Five Forces’. The five forces provide us with a method to unite our meditation practice with our daily activities, and to focus our mind. They create a special synergy and harmony within us and remove the cloud of distracting thoughts and brain fog that so often plague us. These five forces are straightforward to learn and yet make an enormous difference to our spiritual practice when we integrate them into our life.

Class Dates

$10 per person – Drop-ins welcome

Dinner 6-6:45pm – $7 Drop-in

Pre-reg for class and dinner for $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