720 C Montauk Highway Water Mill, NY

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August 12  10:30am-4:00pm

Post Summer Festival Retreat:

How To Transform Your Life: A Blissful Journey

with Matthew Riechers, Resident Teacher Vajradhara Meditation Center, Brooklyn

On this retreat Matthew will guide us over the essential points of the teachings given during the NKT-IKBU Summer Festival 2017. If we wish to lead the happy life we long for, we must learn how to transform our mind. In this retreat, be guided through the essential meditations of Buddhism that will give rise to a complete transformation of our mind, freeing us from negative emotions and making joy and happiness our everyday reality. Based on the book ‘How To Transform Your Life’ by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, this retreat is a wonderful opportunity to bring about positive changes in our lives that will enable us to experience deep and lasting happiness.

Cost: $45 pre-registered / $50 at the door. Includes vegetarian lunch
Supporting members $35/ $40 at the door


Location: Kadampa Meditation Center 720 C Montauk Highway, Water Mill NY

Date: Saturday August 12th, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm

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Saturday August 19 11:00am – 12:30pm

Awaken the Heart, an Introduction to Buddhist Meditation


With Elizabeth Muzyka, Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center The Hamptons

Deep within all of us is an openness and stillness waiting to be discovered, from which we can develop qualities of inner peace, love and acceptance.  Awaken the Heart is an introductory course designed to clearly explain meditation and the Modern Buddhist approach to finding that openness and stillness within so that we can let go of negativity and improve our ability to live harmoniously.  This is a wonderful opportunity to become familiar with Buddhist meditation and it’s practical methods for integrating Modern Buddhism into daily living.   Offered as a beginner course but open to everyone. Dress comfortably.  Cushions and chairs are available.

Cost:  $15/ Free for Monthly Members

Click here to Register

Location: Kadampa Meditation Center 720 C Montauk Highway, Water Mill NY

Dates:    Saturday August 19 11:00-12:30 pm

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Saturday August 26th
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Letting Go Of Anger

at The Giving Room in Southold

With Elizabeth Muzyka, Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center The Hamptons

Elusive anger. We like to tone it down, calling it ‘frustration’ or ‘annoyance’. But in reality, anger functions more readily in our mind that we like to admit. We even think anger will help us ‘win our battles’, and we rely on it as if it were our trusted friend. The mind of anger is the cause of many of our problems, leaves a trail of broken relationships, lost opportunities, and painful feelings in its wake. If we can learn to control it before it has arisen, we can solve many of our daily issues.

In this class, we will learn skillful techniques to remain balanced, flexible and peaceful in the midst of difficult situations and conflicts, thereby overcoming our real enemy, the painful mind of anger itself. Learn about the cool, spacious mind of patience, the direct opponent to the mind of anger.

Open to everyone. Dress comfortably.

Cost: $25.00 Register through the Giving Room or pay at the door

To register in advance click here

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Sunday Evenings   All Summer (with the exception of July 30th)
7:00 – 7:40pm

Sunset Meditation in Bridgehampton

With Elizabeth Muzyka, Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center The Hamptons

Join us for a guided meditation in the stunning location of the One Ocean Yoga Tent in the Sculpture Garden of Channing Daughters Winery. No experience necessary – beginners are welcome.
By donation.
Location: At the One Ocean Yoga Tent, Channing Daughters Winery,1927 Scuttlehole Rd., Bridgehampton.


Every year NKT-IKBU organizes world wide Kadampa festivals on Buddhism and meditation that explain how to apply Buddha’s teachings (Dharma) to modern living. These include International Festivals, and National Festivals. These Buddhist Festivals and Dharma Celebrations provide a precious opportunity to study and practise the special presentation of modern Buddhism taught by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the Founder of NKT.

The events vary in length from two days to two weeks, but whatever their duration they all offer a vacation with a difference – a chance to break free from the hectic routines of daily life and focus on the things that really matter. You will come away not only refreshed and relaxed but also spiritually re-energised.

Northeast Dharma Celebration, US 2017

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International Fall Festival 2017

Blessing empowerment of Buddha Avalokiteshvara and teachings on Universal Compassion

Date: Fri. October 6 – Thurs. October 12, Germany


Kadampa Meditation Center the Hamptons is a peaceful place of refuge and spiritual encouragement located in the heart of Water Mill, New York. Inspired by the books and teachings of modern-day Kadampa Buddhist master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, we present meditation and the teachings of Buddha in an accessible manner that can easily be understood and integrated into our modern lives.  The center is run by volunteers and together we have created a friendly, compassionate and engaged community.

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