Meditation In Queens

We are currently looking for a new space to host meditation classes in Bayside. Please check back again for updates… If you know of a venue in Bayside (or near Bayside) where we can host meditation classes please contact us at: meditateinbayside@gmail.com

We also host meditation classes in Astoria and Long Island City, Queens. For more information please visit: www.meditationinnewyork.org

Bayside, Queens meditation and Buddhism classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners.  These weekly classes contain guided meditations and Buddhist teachings which offer meditation techniques and teachings on the fundamentals of Buddhism, with an emphasis on their practical application in everyday life. You can also join us at any of our weekly Drop-in classes held in Astoria, Queens and our main center in Manhattan

 

 

Modern Kadampa Buddhism

Kadampa Buddhism is a Mahayana Buddhist school founded by the great Indian Buddhist Master, Atisha (AD 982-1054). His followers are known as “Kadampas.” “Ka” refers to Buddha’s teachings, and “dam” to Atisha’s special Lamrim instructions known as “the stages of the path to enlightenment.” Kadampas are practitioners who regard Buddha’s teachings as personal instructions and put them into practice by following the instructions of Lamrim.

The Kadampa tradition was later promoted widely in Tibet by Je Tsongkhapa and his followers who were known as the ‘New Kadampas’.

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By integrating their knowledge of all Buddha’s teachings into their practice of Lamrim, and by integrating this into their everyday lives, Kadampa Buddhists are encouraged to use Buddha’s teachings as practical methods for transforming daily activities into the path to enlightenment.

The great Kadampa Teachers are famous not only for being great scholars, but also for being spiritual practitioners of immense purity and sincerity.

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The lineage of these teachings, both their oral transmission and blessings, was then passed from teacher to disciple, spreading throughout much of Asia and now to many countries throughout the western world.

Buddha’s teachings, which are known as “Dharma”, are likened to a wheel that moves from country to country in accordance with changing conditions and people’s karmic inclinations.

The external forms of presenting Buddhism may change as it encounters different cultures and societies, but its essential authenticity is ensured through the continuation of an unbroken lineage of realized practitioners.

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Through the activities and dedication of the renowned Buddhist Master, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Kadampa Buddhism has spread to many countries in recent years.

Geshe Kelsang has worked tirelessly to spread Kadampa Buddhism throughout the world by giving extensive teachings, writing many profound texts on Kadampa Buddhism and founding the New Kadampa Tradition. His latest book, Modern Buddhism, presents the very essence of the Kadampa Buddhist path, both Sutra and Tantra, in an accessible manner that can be easily integrated into our modern lives. Modern Buddhism and How to Transform Your Life is available as a free e-book.

 

What happens at a class?

All of our drop-in meditation classes are perfectly suited for busy modern people. You do not need to be a Buddhist to enjoy and understand Buddha’s teachings – anyone can benefit from increased inner peace. The general structure of the class is as follows:

  • Simple guided breathing meditation
  • Practical teaching on how to solve problems in daily life
  • Second guided meditation on the teaching topic
  • Brief discussion or Q & A

Although these drop-in meditation classes are taught as a series, each class is self-contained, so feel free to attend any one.

You do not need to book in advance, simply find a meditation class near you and pay when you arrive. If you would like more information or help, please contact us by e-mailing: info@meditateinqueens.org

People who have never meditated before can benefit from our classes — everyone is welcome. Teachings are presented in a clear and easily accessible manner, and meditations are guided so that both beginner and experienced meditators can appreciate the benefits of meditation.

We also offer classes at our main center, Kadampa Meditation Center NYC in Manhattan and a branch in Astoria, Queens.  Click a link above to see what’s available at each of our locations. Drop in anytime!

Everybody welcome!

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