Kadampa Meditation Center New York City (KMC-NYC) was established over twenty years ago to provide people in the New York area with the opportunity to learn about and practice Buddha’s teachings. To fulfill this aim we have created a peaceful city sanctuary located in the heart of Chelsea. Based on the books of the modern day Buddhist teacher, Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, we present Buddha’s teachings in an accessible manner that can easily be integrated into our modern lives. Kadampa Meditation Center New York City is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT). The NKT is an International Union of Kadampa Buddhist Centers. There are currently over 1200 Centers worldwide. In the New York area, we have centers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island, Westchester, Upstate, and New Jersey. From time to time we gather as a family at the Kadampa Meditation Center, Glen Spey, NY, home of our National Temple, for festivals, special courses, and retreats.