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e Sunday Class

SUNDAY      JULY 27th


with Dawn Pavlu

Join us for two meditation sessions in this simple yet profound meditation on the nature of the mind. This meditation has so many benefits! It’s one of the best ways to develop concentration, and gives us the opportunity to experience our potential for peace and freedom. Everyone is welcome. No previous meditation experience is required.

Pre-registration is not necessary.  Everyone is welcome!

1:00 – 2:00    2:30 – 3:30

$12   Free for Members

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f Wednesday Class

WEDNESDAYS   7:30 – 9:00 PM


with Kathy Kimpel

We all want to be more confident, more loving, and more joyful. In this series, through exploring a short verse written by the great Buddhist Master, Shantideva, we can gain an understanding of his extraordinary insights and learn how to connect to our potential for change and become the person we wish to be! 

Pre-registration is not necessary.  Everyone is welcome!
Come to one, or come to all!

July 16   Building Authentic Confidence
July 23   Wisdom and Caring
July 30   Becoming the Person You Wish To Be

$12/Class   Free for Members

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g Awakening the Heart


10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

An Introductory Class to Buddhist Meditation

July 19th

Once a month, we hold this introductory class designed especially for those new to our Center.  In this class, you will be introduced to meditation and the Buddhist approach to training the mind.  Applying these methods in your everyday life will lead to happiness, a sense of purpose, and harmony in your relationships.  Tea and cake will be served after class.  Dress comfortably.

Pre-registration is not necessary.  Everyone is welcome!

$12/class   Free for members

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h Chanted Prayers

CHANTED PRAYERSJe Tsongkapa Thangka


To be announced.

Everyone is welcome!  All pujas are free of charge.  For more information about pujas please click here.

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i Stamford Branch


Fish Church “Lounge”
(First Presbyterian Church)
1101 Bedford Street
Stamford, CT

MONDAYS   7:30 PM – 9:00 PM


According to Buddha, our suffering comes about due to the uncontrolled and painful states of mind known as the delusions. In each of these three classes, we will focus on Buddha’s illuminating teachings on the delusions – how to deal with a particular delusion and learn practical methods to reduce the power of these delusions which will allow us to experience a deep and satisfying emotional freedom, and give us the skill to be the person we wish to be – positive, joyful, confident and loving.

Pre-registration is not necessary.  Everyone is welcome.
Come to one, or come to all!

July 28           Cultivating a Giving Heart (with Joe Durney)
August 4         Connecting to Others Through Reducing Jealousy and Envy
August 11       Letting Go of Our Limited Self (with Joe Durney)
August 18       NO CLASS
August 25       NO CLASS (classes resume in September)

$10/Class   Free for Members

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j Fall Festival


Kadampa Meditation Center, Glen Spey, New York, USA

October 17 – 23


Empowerment of Buddha Manjushri and teachings based on
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s remarkable new book How to Understand the Mind.

with Buddhist monk and international meditation teacher, Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

Part I –  October 17 – 21   Meditation, teachings and empowerment 

Part II – October 22 – 23   Meditation retreat

This is a wonderful opportunity to experience modern Buddhism in action at an international level and enjoy an inspiring and meaningful spiritual holiday in a very special place. You will also meet and make some very special friends! If you have not been to an NKT-IKBU International Festival before, the Fall Festival is an ideal place to start. Click here for more information about what to expect at a festival.

Buddhism For The Modern World

For centuries, people have found in Kadampa Buddhism simple methods to solve their daily problems, experience a deep and lasting happiness and help others to do the same. These powerful methods are available to us today in the form of modern Kadampa Buddhism, which is a special presentation designed by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Through these practices we can discover a deep inner peace, overcome problems and difficulties with a happy mind and realize the full potential of our human life. At this spiritual festival, you will receive teachings and empowerment from Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab and enjoy daily meditation with people from all over the world who share a common wish to improve their human nature and qualities through developing the capacity of their mind.


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k Why Meditation

Why Meditation?

We all wish to be happy and avoid problems, yet with the pace and stresses of our daily lives, it can be difficult to maintain a peaceful state of mind for any sustained period of time.  Through the simple practice of meditation we all have the potential to achieve lasting inner peace and eliminate the stressful states of mind that we currently encounter.

Meditation can help you to:

  • Reduce stress and tension
  • Reduce frustration and anger
  • Increase happiness and inner peace
  • Develop a calm and peaceful mind
  • Overcome minds of anxiety and depression
  • Improve relationships with others
  • Increase inner wisdom
  • Improve quality of life
  • Let go of the causes of pain and dissatisfaction
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