Kadampa Meditation Center

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Kadampa Meditation Center
An eight-foot golden statue of the Buddha glows in the center of the meditation room at Kadampa Meditation Center, a serene space in Chelsea. Originally founded in 1994 by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the studio was first located in a graffiti-covered dance studio, two blocks away from its present home, which opened in 2012. Besides daily meditation classes (it only costs $4 for a spot at lunchtime), the center offers a variety of retreats and courses with such promising titles as "How to Have a Wonderful Life," plus a Sunday session for children called "Dharma for Kids."
Venue name: Kadampa Meditation Center
Address: 127 W 24th St
Cross street: between Sixth and Seventh Aves
Transport: Subway: C, E, F, M, N, R, 1, 6 to 23rd St

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Two years ago, I went to check out one meditation class, just to relax. I never imagined how it would change my life forever!


This place is truly an oasis of peace in the city. Kadam Morten has the uncanny ability to teach the most profound topics in such a way that we can immediately apply them to our daily life and in that way transform ourselves and our world. All of the.teachers bring a love of the Dharma & their.personal.experience with such clarity, warmth & joy. It is accessible to Buddhists and non Buddhists, beginners and advanced practitioners. I highly recommend a visit to anyone looking to increase their peace & happiness -in other words - to everyone!


been taking refuge with Morten for over 17 years he is an excellent teacher.


A refuge in the city. I frequent this sanctuary & the teachings by Kadam Morton are accessible to everyone.

Karen Mahmud

A beautiful city temple where everyone is welcome. The teachings are clear, and easy to apply to our daily life. The community is warm and welcoming. The teachers are always available for questions and offer support to anyone who is curious. For those interested in meditation at any level, this is the place to visit in NYC.

Sandra Bernikie

This is an amazing little oasis of peace. I was the least likely person to learn to meditate, but now I can! This is the place for anyone who wants less stress, and more calm.

Anna Goldstein

I have been to several classes and all the teachers are really great! I love the guided meditations and teachings from the buddha. I highly recommend the Kadampa Meditation Center!