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This group is operated by Kadampa Meditation Center Of Long Island. The main address is 282 New York Ave. Huntington, NY 11743. Check website for daily updates for class times.

We are now happy to announce In Person Classes have begun along with the on going Live Stream Classes.

IN HUNTINGTON ON SUNDAYS 11:30-1:00PM. Safe regulations are being followed.




We no longer occupy the Massapequa Building at this time. When the health of the country and world is settled to be safe we will notify you of a new location.

Learn how Buddha's teachings can help you to lead a happier and more fulfilling life. Feel more peaceful inside. Enjoy meditation classes.

Everyone very welcome. No experience needed.

Noon meditation classes, Mondays through Fridays . Weekend classes and 5PM classes and 7Pm on some evenings. check website for exact up to date times.

See Prayer puja times on line. Free to all.

Green Tara Puja 8th of each month time TBA


Please visit our website by clicking this link: http://meditationonlongisland.org


FAQs as for now that we are beginning to reopen in person. Regulations will be followed for clean, safe meditation rooms and Gompa.

I've never been to a meditation class before what should I expect?

Our meditation classes are very accessible. You do not need to bring any mats or wear any special clothing. We provide both cushions and chairs, and there is no physical exercise, yoga, or stretching involved.

How should I dress?

Feel free to come however you are comfortable. We ask people to remove shoes and hats when you enter the meditation room.

What do I need to bring to the class?

Nothing in particular, but some people like to take notes so you may wish to bring a notepad and pen.

If I’m a complete beginner, should I attend this class?

Yes, our Advice for Life series are perfect for everyone – no previous meditation experience is necessary and all classes are self-contained.

Do I need to be Buddhist to attend a class?

No, our classes are presented in a way that is accessible to everyone, and no religious obligation is required.

I’ve been coming to classes for a while. I really like what I hear. Is there something more I can try?

For those students who want to deepen their experience of Buddhism, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso designed the

Foundation Program (FP) (http://kadampanewyork.org/newsite/study-programs) Monday evenings in Massapequa. This is ongoing as Live Stream.

. FP allows us to become more deeply familiar with Buddhist teachings by systematically studying one of five texts on the FP curriculum.

PUJAS (Chanted Prayers) to be announce ....on 8th 10 th and 25 of each month.

Prayers for The Dying and Deceased every month to be announced.

Pujas (chanted prayers) are an important component of training in a spiritual life. They help us to still our mind, connect with the Buddhas and receive blessings. See website for Huntington and Port Jefferson Pujas

Below is the list of the pujas offered at the Port Jefferson branch ( address for Port Jefferson is Vineyard Place, 3012D East Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY) See schedules for Pujas at all branches.

All pujas are free of charge. All of our prayers and meditation practices are recited in English with CD accompaniment. These chanted prayer practices are suitable for beginners as well as more advanced practitioners.

Heart Jewel

Heart Jewel practice is the very essence of the New Kadampa Tradition of Mahayana Buddhism. By relying upon this practice, we can purify negativity, accumulate merit, and receive blessings. In this way, we will naturally overcome obstacles, accomplish realizations and we will attain a very special Dharma wisdom.

Green Tara

Green Tara is a female Buddha, whose name means Rescuer; she is the embodiment of swift compassion. If we rely upon Tara sincerely and with strong faith, she will protect us from all obstacles and fulfill all our wishes. Everyone welcome and invited to join us for Tara’s chanted prayer practice, Liberation from Sorrow.

Chanted Prayers for the Dying and Deceased

Powa Ceremony, a beautiful and powerful ritual practice enables us to benefit the deceased by coming together as a group and making prayers and offerings on their behalf. Everyone is welcome, please bring an offering of food or flowers if you wish.

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Mindfulness at Work

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Our work lives can be very hectic sometimes. Caught up in demands from bosses and colleagues, time-sensitive deadlines, meetings, and other pressures from work can often make us feel like our days are flying by in a blur. As the days blend into weeks, and weeks blend into months we may begin to feel our life is going round in circles or slipping by. The solution is to live mindfully by learning to live each day fully, to be present with each moment, and learn to focus our mind on what is truly important in life.
Mindfulness is the art of bringing love, compassion, and wisdom into the present moment. When we do this all our normal daily activities such as working, eating, and socializing become deeply satisfying and meaningful. By practicing mindfulness even a simple conversation or to-do list item will become a source of inner peace and transformation.
When we train in mindfulness we are able to let go of all the problems we carry around with us and that preoccupy our mind. We will reduce stress, overcome worry, and find peace in our heart. Mindfulness is the heart of meditation. Regardless of whether we are new to meditation or more experienced, this course will help to deepen our practice of meditation, with special emphasis on how to integrate it with our work life.
This class is being offered in hybrid format. Pre-registration is only required to join the livestream from home. If you are attending in-person, pre-registration is not required. You’ll be able to make your $10 donation when you arrive at the center at the welcome desk.
Teacher: Jason DeLeo

Day: Fridays

Time: 12-1pm

Format: Hybrid IN-PERSON & ONLINE

Registration is only required for the Zoom livestream meeting. If you’d like to attend in-person, you can make your $10 donation when you arrive at the center’s welcome desk a few minutes before the start of class.

Location: 282 New York Avenue, Huntington, New York 11743

Cost: $10 / $1 for those experiencing financial difficulty / free for supporting members

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Joyful Effort: Relaxed Life

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When we think of effort we think of pushing ourselves to do things that are good for us, but often are not enjoyable. However, in Buddhism effort is defined as a mind that delights in virtue. It is the feeling of genuine pleasure that comes from engaging in loving and beneficial actions and arises from our wisdom. In this series, we will learn how through progressing on our spiritual path with joyful effort we can enjoy a more relaxed and beneficial life.

Each class will be practical and interactive, involving both meditation and discussion. Classes are well suited for newcomers as well as more advanced practitioners.

Teacher: Kerrin Perniciaro

Day: Tuesdays in October

Time: 7-8pm

Format: Hybrid (both in-person in Huntington & online)

Pre-registration is not required for in-person class. Simply make your $10 donation when you arrive at our welcome desk.

Cost: $10 / free for supporting members

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Soup & Serenity

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Our Wednesday lunchtime in-person soup and serenity meditation class is back!
Allow the stress and pressure of your day to melt away during this hour-long Dharma teaching and guided meditation. Then enjoy a delicious bowl of soup and conversation/discussion with like-minded spiritual practitioners. Afterwards, you’ll return to the activities of your daily life feeling refreshed and nourished from contemplating Buddha’s practical wisdom and receiving encouragement from sangha friends.
Everyone welcome. For vaccinated visitors, masks are optional. For unvaccinated visitors, masks are still required.
Pre-registration is not required. You can make your donation for class when you arrive at the center.


Clarity of Mind

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In-Person Only in Huntington
Through meditating deeply on the nature of the mind, we can actually begin to taste the stillness and clarity that lie within. This stillness, and the insights that arise naturally from this special meditation, are of tremendous help in enabling us to identify directly with our potential to change. This potential is our Buddha Nature, our freedom to leave the dissatisfied and uncomfortable self that we normally identify with far behind, allowing us to become the person we wish to be.

Come discover your limitless potential through realizing the deeper, more spacious levels of your consciousness, the clarity of your mind!

This class is perfect for beginners and more experienced practitioners. It involves guided meditation, a teaching and time for questions and discussion.


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