About the Center
The Westchester Buddhist Meditation Center formed in early 2009 from the inspiration to share the Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist teachings and meditation practices with friends and neighbors in Westchester County, New York.
LEARN TO MEDITATE CLASSES AND BUDDHIST TEACHINGS
The Center meets:
Wednesday evenings in Bedford from 7 to 9 PM, and Sunday mornings at Eileen Fisher’s HQ, Irvington from 10 AM to noon.
New and seasoned meditators of all traditions are welcome.View Schedule
Wednesday Dharma Gatherings start at 7pm with 30 minutes of sitting (and meditation instruction in a separate room for those who wish it), followed by a talk, discussion, and conclude with tea, cookies and conversation. Meditation cushions are provided, but if it is convenient to bring your own, please do.
Sunday Morning Meetings start at 10 AM and alternate each week between Dharma Gatherings (format described above) and Meditation Programs. Meditation Programs offer more extended instruction, alternate periods of sitting and walking meditation, and a brief teaching or reading. We conclude at noon with tea, coffee, pastries, and conversation. Meditation cushions are provided.
As students of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Jane, Derek, Natalie and John emphasize experiential Buddhism, which develops as meditation practice deepens and filters into one’s daily life. Trungpa Rinpoche was a Tibetan meditation master, scholar, and teacher who interpreted Buddhism for Western lifestyles and minds and who brought the Shambhala Buddhist teachings on creating enlightened society to the West.
The Center also offers more in-depth classes on Sunday mornings for students who have been practicing meditation and studying the Buddhist teachings for a year or more.
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche was one of the most dynamic teachers of Buddhism in the 20th Century. He was a pioneer in bringing the Buddhist teachings of Tibet to the West and is credited with introducing many Buddhist concepts into the English language and psyche in a fresh and new way. Learn more at www.shambhala.org