Region: Northeast USA

Freedom and Ease of Being: A meditation retreat for our LGBTIQ community

September 2, 2014toSeptember 7, 2014

Barre, MA
With Pascal Auclair, Anushka Fernandopulle, and Maddy Klyne

This Insight Meditation Society retreat creates a space of ease and support for our LGBTIQ meditators to come together, beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Sharing silence and meditative space allows us to make greater peace with ourselves and our Read More »

Becoming Your Own Therapist: A weekly opportunity to practice meditation

September 2, 2014toDecember 30, 2014

meditation_110New York City
Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 pm

Whether you aspire to take a break from the hectic pace of urban life, want to learn simple meditation techniques, or wish to benefit from the collective energy of practicing with a group, please join us for “Becoming Your Own Therapist” — Shantideva Read More »

Weekend at a Buddhist Monastery, with Lama Zopa Tharchin and KTD Staff

September 12, 2014toSeptember 14, 2014


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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

Aimed at people who want to learn more about the basics of Tibetan Buddhism, this program includes introductory classes, meditation instruction and practice, and one-on-one time with Lama Zopa Tharchin, a monk and spiritual advisor. Read More »

The Way of the Peacemaker: Socially Engaged Mysticism

September 12, 2014toSeptember 14, 2014

imageBangor, PA

Join Zen Peacemaker minister Anthony Stultz, EdD, for a very special retreat on practicing the Path of the Peacemaker. In this retreat, Sensei Tony will share his experiences of living out the Three Tenets of a Zen Peacemaker in socially engaged challenges (prison, politics, environment, interfaith, LGBT issues) and instruct on Read More »

Meditation Posture Clinic at The Interdependence Project: Attend in person or online

September 14, 2014
12:00 pmto2:00 pm

New York City
Remote students are welcome too — Dan will be offering this live via Google Hangout.  Please email him for details.
Often, meditators struggle to hold their sitting posture rigidly from the start of practice until the concluding bell. Fixating on an idealized position tends Read More »

Nalanda Institute’s Certificate Program in Contemplative Psychotherapy

September 18, 2014toMay 15, 2015

New York City / Also available for online study

This unprecedented year-long program trains health professionals in compassion-based psychotherapy and features some of the world’s foremost scholars, researchers, and clinicians in the emerging fields of contemplative Read More »

Bon Shen Ling: Chod Practice Retreat

September 19, 2014toSeptember 21, 2014

Chongtul RinpocheGarrison Institute, Garrison, NY

Chongtul Rinpoche will share the precious knowledge of the ancient Tibetan Chod practice during a very special three-day retreat located in a beautiful and peaceful setting Read More »

Working With Negative Emotions: Body, Speech and Mind, with Traleg Khandro

September 19, 2014toSeptember 21, 2014


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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

What are the causes and conditions that give rise to negativity? Understanding habitual tendencies that fuel negative emotions provides the opportunity to replace them with healthier habits that produce more positive outcomes. Traleg Khandro will introduce traditional techniques, including Read More »

Family Day at KTD, with Traleg Khandro

September 21, 2014
9:00 amto4:00 pm


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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

Bodhi Kids uses the arts, storytelling and environmental awareness activities to convey the Buddha’s teachings. Traleg Khandro is the featured teacher on this day of learning about meditation and other activities suitable for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. Read More »

The Union of Shamatha and Vipassana, with Lama Dudjom Dorjee

September 26, 2014toSeptember 28, 2014


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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

Shamatha is calm-abiding meditation, while vipassana is analytical meditation in a step-by-step approach. Combining the two helps us to avoid obstacles to meditation such as hopes, fears, and low self-esteem. In this retreat, we try to gain some experience of the union of luminosity and emptiness. Read More »

Empowerment of the Future Buddha Maitreya

September 27, 2014
2:00 pmto4:30 pm

NewLNR York City

Bestowed by Tibetan meditation master Lama Norlha Rinpoche

Maitreya, revered in all Buddhist traditions as the Future Buddha of Loving-Kindness, will teach the path to spiritual awakening anew when the teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni have disappeared from this world. During this empowerment, we are introduced to the qualities and bestowed the blessing of Maitreya, Read More »

Maitreya Center Benefit Dinner

September 28, 2014
1:00 pmto4:30 pm

New York City

Lama Norlha Rinpoche together with H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa

Lama Norlha Rinpoche together with H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa

Please join us for this three-course vegetarian meal and fundraiser to support the Maitreya Center.

Location: Salaam Bombay Restaurant, Tribeca
319 Greenwich Street (at Reade Street), New York, NY

Please RSVP by Sept. 12 by pre-registering online
or by mail or fax to KTC Monastery with donor form

Donor levels:  Friend ~ $68  |  Sponsor ~ $108  |
|  Dharma Patron ~ $218  |  Vajra Holder ~ $388 |

The Maitreya Center is a new meditation hall and community space being built on the grounds of KTC Monastery in Wappingers Falls, NY, overlooking the Hudson River.  It will serve as a branch of the Palpung congregation of Vajrayana Buddhism under the auspices of Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa, the main teacher to His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa.

By bringing together persons of diverse backgrounds and traditions under the umbrella of Maitreya’s great compassion, it is our hope that all connected with the Maitreya Center will benefit from learning and practicing the Buddha’s teachings.  For more information about the Maitreya Center, see our brochure.

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness: October weekend retreat at The Interdependence Project

October 24, 2014toOctober 26, 2014

New York City

The Satipatthana Sutta, the Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness, is a foundational teaching from the Buddha from which all modern practices of mindfulness are derived. The instructions given in this teaching on the practice of mindfulness meditation are presented systematically in a clear and comprehensible way that requires no special knowledge or prior experience. Read More »