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.


Dear Friends,

Vajra Light Center is currently closed. All classes resume the week of September 8.


Sunday Meditation Class

Every Sunday, 10:30am - 12:00pm


Ignite Your Potential
Meditation, Mindfulness and the Limitless Nature of the Mind


According to the great meditator yogis of the past, the best method to improve our mindfulness and concentration is the meditation on the nature of the mind. In this series, we will explore this deeply relaxing and profoundly illuminating meditation, in particular how to improve our experience of it so that we actualize for ourselves its many benefits.


Tuesday Lunchtime Meditation

Every Tuesday, 12:15-12:45pm

Simply Breathe


During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day-to day-stress.

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Tuesday Meditation Class

Every tuesday, 7:00pm - 8:00pm


How To Transform Your Life

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.


Wednesday Lunchtime Meditation

every wednesday, 12:15pm - 1:00pm


A Joyful Path

Joy is a state of mind. In these lunchtime meditations we will meditate on different Buddhist views that lead us along the Joyful Path to actualizing our potential. These meditations are based on Lamrim, the backbone of Kadampa Buddhism.

 

Friday Meditation Class

Every Friday, 11:30am - 1:00pm


Ignite Your Potential
Meditation, Mindfulness and the Limitless Nature of the Mind


According to the great meditator yogis of the past, the best method to improve our mindfulness and concentration is the meditation on the nature of the mind. In this series, we will explore this deeply relaxing and profoundly illuminating meditation, in particular how to improve our experience of it so that we actualize for ourselves its many benefits.

 

Monday Evening in Stamford

First Presbyterian Church
Fish Church Lounge in Stamford, CT

Every monday, 7:30pm - 9:00pm


How To Transform Your Life


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.

 

Special Events

 
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September 27 – October 3, 2019
International Kadampa Retreat Center
Grand Canyon
6701 East Mountain Ranch Road
Williams, AZ  86046

Everyone welcome!

The 2019 NKT-IKBU International Fall Festival is a festival of modern Buddhist teachings, meditations and blessing empowerment.

It is open to anyone who wishes to learn how to use the scientific methods of modern Buddhism to solve their daily life problems, enjoy lasting inner peace, and eventually attain the supreme happiness of full enlightenment.


FREE eBook download

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!