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.
How to Transform Your Life
EVERY SUNDAY, 10:30AM-12:00pm
This series of classes is based on Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s book How to Transform Your Life. This practical manual for daily life shows how we can develop authentic inner peace, overcome daily problems, and bring about positive changes in our life that enable us to experience deep and lasting happiness. Each class consists of guided meditations and clear explanations, as well as an opportunity to ask questions.
Nurturing Your Pure Nature
EVERY TuESDAY, 7:00-8:30PM
In this series, perfect both for newcomers and those more experienced, we will explore the relationship between meditation, happiness, and a deeper sense of purpose in our lives. Buddhist meditation teaches us how to access and maintain inner joy, even when experiencing difficulties. Nurturing the pure nature of our mind opens us up to recognizing and identifying with the potential for happiness, love and other good qualities that exist within each and every one of us. This empowers us with a sense of purpose in our life, an inner drive to actualize our unbelievable potential so that we can be of real benefit to our family, friends and everyone throughout our world. The emphasis will be on how to integrate our practice of training the mind with every aspect of our life: work, family, friends, down-time, etc.
Monday Evening in Stamford
EVERY MONDAY, 7:30-9:00pm
First Presbyterian Church
Fish Church Lounge in Stamford, CT
FRIDAY, October 20
Purification Practice of Buddha Vajrasattva
Saturday, October 21
10:00am – 1:00pm
Torma Making Workshop
WITH ALEX BONANO
Vajra Light Buddhist Center is delighted to be holding a workshop on the traditional Buddhist art of torma making. Tormas are traditional custom-made food offerings (usually made of marzipan or fondant) that are offered to the Buddhas in various ritual practices and prayers such as empowerments, retreats and chanted prayers. Representing an offering of great bliss, tormas can range from very simple to exquisitely beautiful.
Sunday, November 5
Medicine Buddha Empowerment
WITH DONNA CAMPANELLI
Medicine Buddha is the embodiment of all enlightened healing energy. The empowerment is a beautiful guided meditation through which we'll receive the powerful blessings of this enlightened being. All of us have had to deal with physical or mental illness, either our own, or that of a loved one. Where do these illnesses come from and is there a way to heal them? If we are willing to work at the deepest levels of body and mind, we can remove the most subtle causes of illness through the practice of Medicine Buddha. It is said that the power of this practice becomes greater as confusion and conflict in this world increase, so this practice is especially vital for us now.
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How to Transform Your Life
“These instructions are scientific methods to improve our human nature.”
Calendar of Events
There's a lot going on at the Center!