Meditation in Westchester

Vajra Light Buddhist Center is a non-profit Buddhist meditation center in Westchester, NY. We offer instruction in meditation and Buddhist spiritual practice through meditation classes, retreats and special events.  Taught by qualified Western teachers, Vajra Light's meditation classes are very easy to understand and apply to our daily lives.  The classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners.

Where to Start

All of the classes listed below are part of our General Program (GP) and are open to anyone to attend on a drop-in basis. Classes are especially designed to help busy, modern people find more inner peace and happiness. No prior experience with Buddhism or meditation is necessary. Everyone is welcome! Please follow the links to individual class pages for more details about the current topics and pricing.

Why Me?  Understanding Karma

Every Sunday, 2:30-4:00pm

In his teachings on Karma, Buddha revealed the true nature of this universal law - known as the wisdom of cause and effect - according to which all our actions of body, speech, and mind are causes and all our experiences are their effects.

The law of karma explains why each individual has a unique mental disposition, a unique physical appearance, and unique experiences. Through understanding these universal principles and learning how to recognize karma functioning in our daily lives, we can gain real confidence in our ability to change our future and understand our past. This wisdom is important for everyone because we all want to be free from problems and experience sustainable happiness!

Profound Joy

With Special Guest Teacher, Kadam Morten

SUnday, May 21,  2:30-4:00PM

Come join us for an inspiring afternoon with Kadam Morten Clausen, the Eastern US National Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition and the Resident Teacher at the Kadampa Meditation Center, New York City. Kadam has taught extensively in the United States and Europe for many years, and has been a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over 30 years. He is greatly admired for his clarity, humor and inspirational presentation of Dharma.


The Healing Meditation of Taking and Giving

Every Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm

Buddha taught the sublime meditation known as taking and giving, or tonglen in Tibetan, as a special method for healing our body and mind, transforming problems, and developing the fearless open heart of a Bodhisattva on the path to enlightenment. In this series, Donna will explain this meditation and guide us into an experience of its transformative power. In particular, she will show how we can use it in many different circumstances to help us deal creatively and skillfully with the difficulties that we encounter in our life.

Monday Evening in Stamford

EVERY MONDAY, 7:30-9:00pm

First Presbyterian Church
Fish Church Lounge in Stamford

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