720 C Montauk Highway Water Mill, NY


This is an exciting time for KMC The Hamptons and we look forward to seeing you in Water Mill!




Saturday March 4th 1-4pm
with Meditation Teacher Isabella Rupp

$15, Free for monthly members
Click Here To Register

In this introductory course designed for beginners as well as people who want to deepen their practice, you will learn meditation and the Buddhist approach to training the mind. Applying these methods in your everyday life will lead to happiness and a sense of purpose and harmony in your relationships. Learn how to get started, and how to set up a personal meditation practice that brings a sense of balance, peace and clarity into your life. Everyone is welcome. A great way to learn meditation or to re-establish a meditation practice.

“When the flow of distracting thoughts subsides and the mind becomes still, a deep sense of happiness and contentment arises naturally from within.” — Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

This course takes place at: 
Kadampa Meditation Center – The Hamptons 720C Montauk Highway, NY 11968

Isabella Rupp is a student of the renowned Buddhist teacher and author Ven Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and a representative of Kadampa Meditation Center (KMC) The Hamptons. KMC The Hamptons offers weekly drop in classes on Buddhist meditation across the East End of Long Island, including East Hampton and Sag Harbor.


rsz_thousand-armed-avalokiteshvaraFRIDAY-SATURDAY APRIL 14-15

Every year to celebrate Buddha’s Enlightenment Day on April 15, Kadampas around the world engage in Nyungnay, a special purification practice. This two day retreat, which is done in conjunction with Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara, is very powerful for purifying negative karma of body, speech, and mind, and for pacifying strong delusions such as desirous attachment and hatred.

The essence of the Buddhist path is compassion. In this practice, which involves taking Mahayana precepts (see below) conjoined with the practice of prostrations and fasting, we purify our mind fully by meditating extensively on compassion.

In order to participate in this retreat, you must take precepts each morning you participate. You may engage in one or two days of the retreat. The first day participants eat only lunch and the second day is traditionally a complete fast of food and water. Please check with our Education Program Coordinator in advance before signing up or attending this retreat.

Cost is by donation.


The practice of taking and keeping the eight Mahayana precepts is a special practice of moral discipline that is performed with bodhichitta motivation – the supreme good heart. The essence of the practice is to take eight precepts – promising to abstain for twenty-four hours from eight actions: (1) killing, (2) stealing, (3) sexual activity, (4) lying, (5) taking intoxicants, (6) eating after lunch, (7) sitting on high or luxurious thrones or seats, and (8) wearing ornaments, perfume, singing and dancing and so forth – and to keep them purely for this period of time.


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.

National Spring Festival 2016, US

Friday April 29 – Wednesday May 3

at Kadampa Meditation Center New York, Glen Spey


International Spring Festival 2016, UK

Dorje Shugden Empowerment with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

May 27 – June 1 at Manjushri KMC, England


International Summer Festival 2016, UK

The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra
The Very Essence of Buddha’s Teachings of Sutra and Tantra

July 22 – August 6

Part 1 with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

Part 2 & 3 with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab


Northeast Dharma Celebration, US 2016

September 4 –  7

at Kadampa Meditation Center New York, Glen Spey


International Fall Festival 2016

Fri. October 7 – Thurs. October 13