Westchester Buddhist Center Learn to Meditate Classes


Westchester Buddhist Center will be closed for the month of August. To all of you who have participated with us throughout the year, it has been a pleasure practicing with you! Our Sunday meetings will resume on September 7th. You will receive a Newsletter on the Tuesday prior to that to update you on the fall schedule. Until then, we wish you a splendid August, and we look forward to seeing everyone in September.


Sundays (10-12pm)


July 26th – August 2nd: Third Annual Meditation Retreat

CLOSED for August. Classes will resume on Sunday, September 7th.  Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter.

Wednesdays (7-9pm)



DVD Series with Pema Chodron – “Giving Our Best: Practicing the Way of the Bodhisattva”

July 23rd:      “Bodhicitta in Thought and Action”


Open to all levels. By donation.

LTM = Learn to Meditate, DG = Dharma Gathering

Sunday morning meetings start at 10 am and alternate each week between Dharma Gatherings (DG) and Learn to Meditate (LTM). Dharma Gatherings begin with 30 minutes of sitting, followed by a teaching and discussion. Learn to Meditate offers more extended practice, alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, and a brief teaching or reading. Meditation instruction is offered in a separate room, at each of these gatherings, for those who wish it. Both programs conclude with tea, cookies and conversation. Meditation cushions are provided.

Location: Eileen Fisher Headquarters, 2 Bridge Street, Irvington, NY 10533 | map & directions


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Special Programs




DVD Series with Pema Chödrön: Giving Our Best: “Practicing the Way of the Bodhisattva”

Three Wednesday Classes: July 2nd, 9th and 23rd

(7 – 9pm) at EF Headquarters

All are welcome. Join us for one, some or all. No pre-registration required.

Suggested donation $10 per class.

buddhaThird Annual Meditation Retreat

Dates: July 26th – August 2nd, 2014, (Saturday – Saturday)

Location: Won Dharma Center in Claverack, NY

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The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, Volume Two: The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion

By Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Dates: Sundays (12:15 – 2:15pm). We will begin the next installment of this course in the Fall. Dates TBD.

Location: Eileen Fisher Headquarters, 2 Bridge Street, Irvington, NY 10533

Instructors: Derek Kolleeny and John Baker

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Eileen Fisher Headquarters, 2 Bridge Street, Irvington, NY 10533

1. From Route 9, turn onto Main Street, Irvington. Continue down hill (west) towards the train station.
2. Turn right on N. Ashton
3. Turn left on Bridge Street, continue on to River Street
4. Eileen Fisher’s space occupies the 2nd brick building. Turn right into Second Parking Lot
5. Enter Eileen Fisher – Door facing River



Volunteering at the Center

We are seeking volunteers. Learn more

In the Buddhist tradition, one valuable way to express ones involvement and commitment to dharma practice is through voluntary commitment. The Volunteer/ Rota Committee would like to invite you to help us keep the Sunday morning at EFH space in order, greet and make newcomers welcome, and create the environment/container for our practice and socializing. This includes set up of cushions and chairs and (you would need to arrive at 9:30 am), tea and cookie reception set up including pick up at Red Barn and clean up, (finishing by 12 pm at the latest). This is not at all difficult, involves little cleaning, and we would love to have your participation! Wednesday evenings simply require set-up of cushions.

We also need Umdzes/ Timekeepers from among our more experienced practitioners, who are also willing to help set-up and clean-up.

We thank you in advance!

Andrea Fink and Julie Farmer



The delicious pastries that we have at our Sunday reception are donated by The Red Barn Bakery.

Please patronize this wonderful establishment, which is located just around the corner at 4 South Astor Street, Irvington.