720 C Montauk Highway Water Mill, NY

We are moving to Water Mill in February! Due to our move from now until Feb 1st we will only be holding Sunday classes, 10:30 – 12 noon each week at our current Sag Harbor location. All other usually programmed events will be resumed after we move to Water Mill.

This is an exciting time for KMC The Hamptons and we hope you can be a part of it.  Please let us know if you can or would like to support us in any way.

… see you in Water Mill!


At a beautiful, serene location overlooking Big Fresh Pond, Southampton. Please register to receive the address. Limited accomodation available. Please email to register.

With Buddhist nun Gen Norden

Participants must attend the Friday evening talk to be able to attend the Saturday day of meditation.

Friday 7 – 9pm
Saturday 8:30am – 6pm

‘…when through the force of meditation our mind transforms into the mind of great bliss… and this mind realises emptiness directly, this is the union of great bliss and emptiness, the actual realisation of Mahamudra’. (The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso)

Mahamudra means the union of great bliss and emptiness and is the actual method for leading us from the state of an ordinary being to the state of enlightenment within one short human life. Through these meditations, every problem we experience as a suffering being in samsara can be overcome and our underlying potential to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all living beings can definitely be realised.

During this weekend course, Gen Norden will explain the essence of the Mahamudra meditations based on the holy book The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra written by renowned Buddhist master Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Through deepening our familiarity with these instructions which Geshe Kelsang gained personal insight of in his many years of retreat, we can have every confidence in our own ability to make genuine spiritual progress and attain authentic spiritual realizations of the Mahamudra in our own lifetime.

Also – for those who have Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments:

We are also offering a very special opportunity for people who cannot attend an entire week of retreat but would like to attend the first evening and first day of our January Retreats for weeks 2 and 4.
The first evening is an introduction to the retreat, and the first day is the retreat sessions. You must attend the evening introductory talk to attend the following meditation day.

Jan 8th – 9th The Uncommon Yoga of Inconceivability of Venerable Vajrayogini

Sunday 8th , 7 – 9pm Intro Teaching

Monday 9th 7.30am – 6pm Guided Meditation Sessions

The retreat fee is $45 for members and $60 for non-members and meals are $20.

Please email to register. Some accommodation may be available.

Jan 20th – 21st The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra, Part 2

Friday 13th, 7 – 9pm, Intro Teaching

Saturday 14th, 8.30am – 6pm Guided Meditation Sessions

The retreat fee is $45 for members and $60 for non-members and meals are $20.

Please email to register. Some accommodation may be available.

These courses are part of our month of meditation retreat – see below

Join us for our January Retreats 2017

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Join us for January 2017
Weekly Retreats

Register Here to reserve
your spot.

 See below for info on special
one day retreats 

Week #1 January 2-7 Generation Stage of Venerable Vajrayogini
Great for those who have recently received their HYT Empowerments, and for long time practitioners as well!

Week #2 January 8-12 The Uncommon Yoga of Inconceivability of Venerable Vajrayogini
Join us on a journey to the Pure Land

Week #3 January 13- 19Meditation on the Oral Instructions of Mahamudra

Week #4 January 20-26 Meditation on the Oral Instructions of Mahamudra

Please join us for one, two, three, or all 4 weeks!
The retreats will be held in a serene and magical environment – a lovely home overlooking Big Fresh Pond in Southampton NY.  All retreats are silent and led by Buddhist nun and resident teacher of KMC the Hamptons, Gen Norden.
We have accommodations for everyone from shared (3 per room), doubles, and deluxe single rooms.
Accommodations are limited so please sign up soon to reserve a room.

Pricing is as follows:
Retreat fee per week $100
(Retreat weeks have varying numbers of days so the rates for accommodation and food is per day.)
Meals are $20 per day and include breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
Accommodations are $75 single, $45 double per person, $30 shared per person
– note there is a 25% discount if you are attending all 4 weeks on the fee and accommodations

Week #1 Generation Stage of Venerable Vajrayogini Jan 2-7
Begins Monday morning Jan. 2nd but you can arrive late afternoon on the 1st, just let us know.
5 nights
Fee $100
Meals $100
Single  $375
Double $ $225
Shared  $150

Week #2 The Uncommon Yoga of Inconceivability of Venerable Vajrayogini Jan 8-12
Begins Sunday evening Jan. 8th arrive any time after 4:00pm, session begins 7:00pm
4 nights
Fee $100
Meals $80
Single  $300
Double $ $180
Shared  $120

Week #3 Meditation on the Oral Instructions of Mahamudra Jan 13-19
Begins Friday evening Jan. 13th arrive any time after 4:00pm, session begins 7:00pm
6 nights
Fee $100
Meals $120
Single  $450
Double $ $270
Shared  $180

Week #4 Meditation on the Oral Instructions of Mahamudra Jan 20-26
Begins Friday evening Jan. 20th arrive any time after 4:00pm, session begins 7:00pm
6 nights
Fee $100
Meals $120
Single  $450
Double $ $270
Shared  $180


With: Buddhist nun, Gen Norden

When: Saturday, February 11 at 10am – 3:30pm

Where: Kadampa Meditation Center, 720C Montauk Hwy, Water Mill NY

Cost: $15 for one session | $25 for all day | Free for supporting members

Session Times: 10 – 11:15am | 11:45am – 1pm | 2 – 3:30pm

*It is recommended that you attend the retreat in its entirety. Per-session registration is not available online, but walk-ins are welcome for those who cannot attend all three sessions.

Join us this Valentine’s Day weekend for three guided meditation sessions on experiencing pure love. Authentic love is not something we ‘fall in,’ rather it is something we nurture in our hearts. It is not something we reserve for just one person, but instead is a powerful mind of cherishing that we can learn over time to extend to everyone.

Each session will build on the previous one, as we go step-by-step into the experience of this pure and universal love. Developing such a love will strengthen all our relationships, as well as bestow upon us a deep and lasting happiness. Everyone welcome.

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