at KMC New York

How to Live in the Moment

When we live in the moment and tune in to the constant flux of the world around us, we can stop clinging to the past and future and discover an open, spacious mind. This allows us to relax and respond with creativity to life’s challenges.

In this course, we will explore essential meditations to simplify our life, stop overthinking and recognize subtle impermanence. The result: a joyful, present-centered mindset.

Feel free to drop in to any class, or join the series as a whole. Everyone welcome!


April 30 – Becoming Present Centered
May 7- Letting Go of the Past
May 14- Creating New Habits
May 21- Dealing with Anxiety
May 28- Living Lightly

woman meditating in garden


Tuesday Class 7-8pm  $7
dinner: Taco Tuesday 6-6:45 pm  $7
pre-booked for both: $12

Share a Meal

We invite you to share a meal with us and meet our Kadampa Buddhist community! For only $7$ (or $5 pre-booked), you can enjoy a delicious meal with our residential community (including ordained Buddhist monks and nuns) and other class attendees and enjoy meaningful conversations with like-minded people.

All of our meals are vegetarian with vegan and wheat-free options. We use fresh and local products as much as possible. These meals include a main dish, side dish and green salad and are serve-yourself. Our meals are lovingly cooked by volunteers.

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Kadam Kyle Davis

Kadam Kyle Davis

Kadam Kyle is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center 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.

Contact Us


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


47 Sweeney Rd
Glen Spey, NY 12737