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Welcome to our New Massapequa Meditation Branch of KMCLI MASSAPEQUA (formerly Dipamkara)

The Center offers weekly drop-in classes, beginner meditation classes, day courses, and in-depth study programs.

Also we have branches in Patchogue (Monday Nights) and Port Jefferson and Huntington.

Learn how Buddha's teachings can help you to lead a happier and more fulfilling life. Feel more peaceful inside. Enjoy meditation classes, and meet other people who are interested.

Everyone very welcome. No experience or special clothes needed. Chairs are provided as well as cushions. Socks or slipper helpful to keep tootsie warm.

We offer drop-in classes on Tuesday, Wednesday Evenings and Thursday evenings, Sunday mornings. Also noon time classes Monday-Fridays and special events, see schedules.

Noon meditation classes, Mondays through Fridays .

Heart Jewel Puja 11:00am on Thursdsys noon class follows.

World Peace Café each month. Check for exact dates

Green Tara Puja 8th of each month time TBA


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

Click on Classes to choose the location that interests you.

516 Broadway, Massapequa, NY 11758



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. Drop into one class or attend the entire series.

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.

. 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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Join Tom and Nelly with us Wednesdays for Meditation . Why limit yourself, Transform your life and enjoy Stages of the Path to the enlightened mind. Buddha tells us that if we look within we will develop a peaceful mind, a patient mind, that will transform our lives . Simple meditations that lead to peace of mind and profound happiness for ourself and others . With Buddhist teachers Tom Korb

Meditation in Babylon-A Branch of Kadampa Meditation Long Island

Jack Jack's Coffee House


How to Solve Our Human Problems. “In this busy world, our experiences of happiness are fleeting and short lived, while inner peace eludes us completely. Our negative states of mind, such as uncontrolled desires and anger, create endless problems for ourselves and others, and prevent us from fulfilling our deepest wishes.” Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This class will introduce participants to an integrated experience of practicing breathing meditation along with discussions that focus on the practical applications for helping us transform everyday situations and experiences into personal growth. With Tom McGuire Jack Jack's Coffee House, 223 Deer Park Ave. Babylon, NY,[masked]. 526. 9983

HeartJewel Prayer Puja


Heart Jewel The daily puja at Kadampa Buddhist Centers is Heart Jewel, which is a Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa combined with the condensed sadhana of his Dharma Protector and a short meditation on Lamrim, the stages of the path to enlightenment. Offered in Massapequa: EVERY THURSDAY 11AM-12PM Offered in Port Jefferson: EVERY WEDNESDAY 5:30PM

Karma in Action



Karma We sometimes wonder why so many difficult or wonderful experiences occur. Understanding karma helps us view these experiences in a new and more meaningful way. As spring approaches join us as we learn through meditations and teachings how to respond positively to challenging situations and keep our inner peace. http://meditationinmassapequa.org KMCLI/MASSAPEQUA 516 Broadway, Massapequa, 11758 Phone:(516) 900- 1111 Thursday Afternoon Time:12:00-1:15pm Buddhist Teacher: Ilene Hecht Cost:$5.00 per class (free for members) Like us on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/Dipamkarameditation/

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