WBC schedule at EF Headquarters

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Sundays (10-12pm)


Open to all levels. By donation.

Dharma Gatherings (DG), Open Meditation (OM) and Learn to Meditate (LTM)

Dec. 21         DG, Robert Chender: “It’s the most wonderful time of the year – – so how can I get happier?”

Also on December 21: Jane Kolleeny will be available at 12:15pm for meditation instruction. There is no need to sign up, just show up. We will meet in a small, group discussion format in the upstairs yoga studio.

CLOSED  until January 11, 2015

Jan. 11         OM and LTM, Jane Kolleeny

Also on January 11: Reading course begins on “The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma” – Volume Three

January 17 – 18 (10am – 5:30pm):  SPECIAL PROGRAM:  The Sadhana of Mahamudra 

Jan. 18        DG, Jane Kolleeny: “Spiritual Materialism”

Jan. 25        OM and LTM, Gene Bobker

Feb. 1          DG, John Baker: “TBD”

Feb. 8          OM and LTM, Gene Bobker

Feb. 15         DG, Jane Kolleeny: “The Thrill of Impermanence and the Fear That Nothing Lasts”

Feb. 22         OM and LTM, Derek Kolleeny

 March 1      DG, John Baker: “TBD”

March 8       OM and LTM, Gene Bobker

March 15     DG, Jane Kolleeny: “Escaping the Prison of Self-Image”

March 22    OM and LTM, Gene Bobker

March 29    DG, Robert Chender: “Overcoming the Force of Habit”

April 5         OM and LTM, Jane Kolleeny

April 12       DG, Derek Kolleeny: “TBD”

April 19       OM and LTM

April 26       DG, John Baker: “TBD”

Sunday mornings alternate each week between Dharma Gatherings (DG), Open Meditation (OM) and Learn to Meditate (LTM).


Dharma Gatherings begin with 30 minutes of sitting practice, followed by a teaching and discussion.


Open Meditation consists of 2 full hours of practice, alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, and a brief teaching or reading. After the 1st hour of meditaton, this group with be joined by those who have been receiving meditation instruction in another room, and everyone will practice together for the 2nd hour of the morning.


Learn to Meditate meetings offer a full hour of instruction for people new to the practice, or for those who would like a refresher. This instruction is offered at the same time as Open Meditation, but in a separate room.  After this hour, the group will join the Open Meditation gathering for the 2nd hour of the morning.


All programs conclude with tea, cookies and conversation. Meditation cushions are provided.


Location: Eileen Fisher Headquarters, 2 Bridge Street, Irvington, NY 10533 | (Northwest corner, entrance is adjacent to the river) map & directions



Special Programs

DorjeTrollo_220x220*A Restricted Weekend Program*

The Sadhana of Mahamudra by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche 

January 17 – 18, 2015 (Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 5:30 pm)

**Pre-registration required by January 10, 2015**


The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a short Vajrayana practice received by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche while on retreat in Bhutan in 1968 as a “terma” or discovered treasure. This retreat marked a profound turning point in his presentation of Buddhism in the West. The text presents the fruitional Vajrayana view, bringing together the devotional Mahamudra tradition of the Kagyü lineage and the crazy wisdom Ati tradition of the Nyingma lineage. As such, it provides a powerful touchstone for understanding our Vajrayana heritage. Traditionally it is practiced by the community on the new and full moon days of the lunar calendar. Learn more



buddhist reading course

Reading course on “The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma” – Volume Three

Sundays from 12:15 – 2:15 pm

On January 11, 2015 we will begin our study of Volume Three of The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, “The Tantric Path of Indestructible Wakefulness”.  Due to the sheer length of  this Volume, we anticipate that it will take us at least 20 weeks to cover the material. Therein lies the reason for the cost listed above, as there will be two 10-week segments.  All who have participated in the courses on the first two Volumes are welcome to register. For others of you who are interested in joining, please be in touch with John Baker,, or Derek Kolleeny,

Learn more




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

Northwest corner, entrance is adjacent to the river.

Map and Directions



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.

Go to our Volunteer Schedule



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.