Meditation in Williamsburg:
Class Format, Structure & Schedule Overview
Our classes begin on time, please arrive 10-15 mins early.
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate late arrivals because our volunteer receptionists participate in class. The buzzer is turned off when the class begins.
$15 per class or Free for Supporting Members
ON-GOING CLASS SCHEDULE
See below for the topics for each week.
ABOUT OUR CLASSES
Our classes explain Buddhist meditation, psychology, philosophy, mind training & meditation practice. They combine guided meditation with practical advice that you can apply immediately to solve your daily problems and assist you in connecting to a stillness within.
Everyone is welcome. The classes are suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators. You do not need to be a Buddhist to attend the classes, or to benefit from the techniques taught. We generally sit on chairs to ensure everyone is comfortable, but there are cushions on the floor if you prefer.
The classes are organized as short courses, usually 6-12 weeks long. You can attend the whole course or simply drop in whenever you can as each class is self-contained. The classes are easy to follow and do not need prior knowledge or experience.
At the beginning of each class the teacher will guide a gentle, relaxing meditation in which he or she will help us to develop a beneficial motivation for attending the class.
Then the teacher will give a practical teaching on some aspect of Buddhist meditation and practice. There is usually time for discussion and questions and answers. The teachers have all trained on the Teacher Training Program and are skilled in helping us to apply Buddha’s advice to our own daily lives with appropriate analogies, stories, reasoning and humor.
The session ends with a guided meditation, designed to help us take the teaching to heart in such a way that we are confident in beginning to practice it on our own.
Afterwards, for those who wish, there is a chance to talk to the teacher and other students informally.
GENERAL CLASS STRUCTURE:
- Simple guided breathing / relaxation meditation (20-25 minutes).
- Practical teaching on meditation in conjunction with the specific class topic (40-45 minutes).
- Discussion / Questions & Answers (15 -20 minutes).
After class on Sunday we enjoy COFFEE, TEA & CHAT and everyone is welcome to stay for light refreshments.
Come to Class! Directions to the Center
119 North 11th Street, Unit 1 C (btwn Bedford & Berry) Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Ring Buzzer for Kadampa Meditation Center Williamsburg Branch
By Train: We are easily accessible by the L / Bedford Ave subway station or the G /Metropolitan subway station.
By Bus: M7, M15, B37, B43, B44, B52, B60, B62 bus lines.
Street parking if traveling by car.