What we're about
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
POWA PRAYERS EACH MONTH DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED (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 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 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.