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Kundrolling--The Dzogchen Community in New York

Address: 151 West 30th Street, 4th Fl. New York, NY 10001  Midtown Manhattan NY 10001
Tradition: Vajrayana, Dzogchen, atiyoga. Tibetan
Affiliation: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche
Phone: (212) 564-1024
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We are the students of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. He is one of the greatest living teachers of the pinnacle of Tibetan Buddhist Vajrayana teachings, Dzogchen.

We have a rich and varied schedule of events, including group practices, authentic Tibetan Buddhist Yantra Yoga, and weekend practice retreats with qualified teachers in the Dzogchen Community. 

In addition, one can attend the teachings and transmission of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche at our center via live video webcast. For schedules and more information, please visit and please visit the website of the main North American center in our community,

New York Insight Meditation Center

Address: 28 West 27th Street 10th fl  New York, NY NY 10001
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: Insight Meditation Society, Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Phone: 212-213-4802
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Teachers: Ajahn Amaro, Ajahn Sucitto, Taraniya Gloria Ambrosia, Joseph Goldstein, Tara Brach, Sharon Salzberg, Thanisarro Bhikkhu, Christina Feldman  
Main Contact: Joseph Schmidt  
Spiritual Director: Sandra Weinberg  
Teacher: George Pitagorsky, Sandra Weinberg, Ken Porter, Charmaine Henderson, Peter Doobinin  

Open Sky Sangha - an LGBT Buddhist Community

Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 212-989-3456
Main Contact: Lawrence Grecco  Email  (Phone: 212-989-3456)
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Open Sky is a group of gay, lesbian, bisexual,straight, and transgendered people with a common interest in Buddhism. We are open to newcomers, seasoned Buddhists, and everyone in between. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month at the New York Insight Meditation Center in New York City.

We are dedicated to providing our members with a diverse and inclusive experience of the dharma. This means that we embrace the wide array of lineages and traditions that exist within Buddhism.

We are a completely self-sustaining and independent organization so we have complete autonomy with regard to our meeting formats and speakers. This gives us the freedom to explore and learn about different ways of meditating from different teachers. We have the unique opportunity to meet as peers and to speak freely about our individual approaches to practice.

We provide a space for reflection, discussion, mutual support, and learning. Each meeting begins with meditation instruction and a brief period of sitting. Our meetings focus on assigned readings as well as readings we will do as a group that cover a rich and diverse overview of relevant Buddhist teachings and topics.

Members are encouraged to share their personal experiences regarding their personal practice and spiritual journey.

We realize that all of us are both students and teachers at different moments of our lives--we all have something to teach and we all have something to learn.

Everyone is valuable and everyone is welcome regardless of religion, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or previous meditation experience.

Original Buddhism Society

Address: 30-20 Parsons Blvd.   Flushing NY 11354
Tradition: Theravada, Original Buddhism
Affiliation: Original Buddhism Society, Inc.
Phone: 718-321-3380
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Main Contact: Bhikkhu Aticca  Email  (Phone: 718-321-3380)
Teacher: Ven. Bhikkhu Vupasama  
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Friday afternoon in Chinatown, New York
7PM ~ 8:30PM: the original teaching of the Buddha Sakyamuni & mindfulness meditation
9PM ~ 11PM: watch the real-time video lectures by Ven. Bhikkhu Vupasama in
Location: Youth Buddhism Communications (in the basement) 
Address: 55-59 Chrytie Street, Suite B101, Chinatown, NY 10002 (212)406-5109 
Saturday vegetarian potluck lunch in Flushing, New York
11:30AM ~ 1:00PM: We will share our favorite vegetarian dishes together
Location: Original Buddhism Society
Address: 30-20 Parsons Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354


Address: 118 West 22nd Street, 6th Floor   New York, NY NY 10011
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
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Notes and Events:

We are a community of meditation practice for all people, founded and hosted by LGBTQ people [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer].  A broad range of Buddhist traditions are represented in our membership and visiting teachers.   We are at all levels of experience, from questioning /beginners to long-time practitioners.  All are warmly welcome. This is not a virtual community – we gather each week in NYC to practice and study Buddhist meditation and dharma and bring a simple sanity to our world.  Meditation instruction is provided each week by a member authorized to teach in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.


Rochester Zen Center

Address: 7 Arnold Park, Rochester, New York, NY 14607 Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede  NY
Tradition: Mahayana
Affiliation: Cloud-Water Sangha
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Teachers: Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede  
Founder: Roshi Philip Kapleau  
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Formal Morning Sittings with Chanting:
Tuesday through Friday: 5:45 − 7:00 a.m.
Saturday: 6:15 − 7:30 a.m.
Sunday: 8:30 − 10:45 a.m.
Formal Evening Sittings:
Monday 7:00 − 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:00 − 8:45 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 − 9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 − 9:00 p.m.
The Center holds 7-day sesshin (zen meditation retreats) in January, April, June, July, October, and November as well as 2- and 4-day sesshin.

Sky Lake Lodge

Address: 23 Hillcrest Lane, Rosendale, NY 12472   NY
Tradition: Vajrayana, Shambhala, Tibetan, Kagyu
Affiliation: Shambhala International
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Teachers: Agness Au, Arawana Hayashi, Steve Clorfeine  
Contact: Rebekka Henriksen, Managing Director  
Spiritual Director: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche  
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Nestled in a forest of tall cedars and white pines on the northern crest of the Shawangunk Mountains, Sky Lake is a Shambhala contemplative center for meditation, arts and community.  It is part of an international community of meditation centers founded byChögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and now led by his son and lineage holder Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

Just two hours north of Manhattan in the Mid-Hudson River Valley, you can walk in our woods, enjoy extraordinary hiking trails at nearby Mohonk Preserve, scale the Gunks or take a stroll around our spring-fed pond. The Lodge has a contemplative, peaceful ambience and is a genuine haven from the rigors of urban life.

Tendai Buddhist Institute

Address: 1525 State Route 295  East Chatham NY
Tradition: Mahayana, Tendai-Shu New York Betsu-in
Affiliation: Tendai
Phone: 518-392-7963
E-mail: info [at]
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The Tendai Buddhist Institute is home to the Tendai-Shu New York Betsuin, the Karuna Tendai Dharma Center and Juinzan Tendai-ji. The Karuna Tendai Dharma Center has branch sanghas located in:

In 2001, the central authority of Tendai Buddhism in Japan designated Karuna Tendai Dharma Center the Tendai-shu New York Betsuin, a branch of Enryakuji, the head Tendai temple on Mt. Hiei, in Japan. The head priest in Canaan, NY, Monshin Paul Naamon was designated the Jushoku (abbot) of the temple. His wife, Shumon Tamami Naamon, who also received ordination in Japan, was appointed Managing Director. The Betsuin (branch) designation authorizes us to teach and train people for ordination and to represent Tendai Buddhism in the West.

Tenzin Gyatso Institute

Address: P.O. Box 239   Berne NY 12023
Tradition: Vajrayana
Affiliation: Rigpa US, Rigpa International
Phone: (518) 872-1250
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Executive Director: David Rand  (Phone: (518) 872-1250)
Spiritual Director: Sogyal Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

The Tenzin Gyatso Institute, named after His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, has been founded in homage to his vision and achievements. Its aim is to advance, explore, and put into action the values and principles that the Dalai Lama holds closest to his heart.

The founder of the Tenzin Gyatso Institute is Tibetan Buddhist teacher Sogyal Rinpoche, author of the ground-breaking The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. The Tenzin Gyatso Institute is the realization of Sogyal Rinpoches lifelong wish to make a lasting contribution to His Holiness work and to help safeguard it over the years to come, by promoting education, preservation of an endangered culture, and human values.

The Tibet Center

Address: 25 Washington Street, Suite 304  Brooklyn NY 11201
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan - Everyone welcome
Affiliation: Gelugpa
Phone: 718-222-0007
Fax: 718-222-0087
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Main Contact: Darren J. Smith  Email  (Phone: 718-222-0007)
Spiritual Director: Rev Khyongla Rato Rinpoche  Email  (Phone: 718-222-0007)
Teacher: Ven Nicholas Vreeland  
Notes and Events:

Mondays 7pm

Beginners Buddhism Class. Basic concepts and precepts of Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy.

Tuesdays 7pm

Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy w/Khyongla Rato Rinpoche and Geshe Nicholas Vreeland

Saturdays 2pm to 4:30pm

White Tara Meditation

Monday - Friday 2pm to 7pm

Open Temple  

Triratna Buddhist Community New York City

Address: Hope Martin Studio 39 W 14th St # 508 New York, NY 10011-7403   new york NY 10011
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Western (Triratna Buddhist Community)
Affiliation: Triratna Buddhist Community
Phone: (212) 749-0942
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Contact: Vajramati  
Founder: Sangharakshita  
Teacher: Vajramati  
Notes and Events:

We run ongoing introductions to meditation and Buddhism in near Union Square. The courses are four weeks long and held on Thursdays from 7-9pm. Monday Evenings, Sangha Night is a weekly class open to all that provides regular support for anyone who has an established Buddhist practice.

Vajra Light Buddhist Center

Address: 234 North Central Avenue  Hartsdale NY 10530
Tradition: Mahayana, New Kadampa Tradition
Phone: (914) 607-3583
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Main Contact: Daniel Morris, AD  Email  (Phone: 914-275-2877)
Teacher: Kadam Morten Clausen  
Spiritual Director: Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso  
Notes and Events:

Vajra Light Buddhist Center is a Buddhist meditation center in Hartsdale, NY, in Westchester County. We offer instruction in meditation and Buddhist spiritual practice through meditation classes, retreats and special events. Taugh by qualified Western teachers, Vajra Light\\\'s meditation classes are very easy to understand and apply to our daily lives. The classes are suitable fo both beginners and more advanced practitioners.

Vajradhara Meditation Center

Address: 235 St. Marks Avenue  Brooklyn NY 11215
Tradition: Mahayana, New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union
Affiliation: New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union
Phone: 347-715-6999
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Main Contact: Matthew Riechers  Email  (Phone: 347-715-6999)
Teacher: Matthew Riechers  
Spiritual Director: Matthew Riechers  Email  (Phone: 347-715-6999)
Notes and Events:

Vajradhara Meditation Center was established to provide people in Brooklyn with the opportunity to learn about Meditation and the practice Buddhist teachings. To fulfill this aim we have a space in Prospect Heights, located at 235 St. Marks Ave (just off Vanderbilt Ave). We also offer branch classes held at various other locations throughout Brooklyn.

The Center is run by volunteers who themselves are dedicated practitioners, and we have a warm and welcoming community.

Please feel free to drop in for a visit. Before and after classes, there is always someone at hand who can answer your questions. In addition to the beautiful meditation room, you can also check out our bookstore and gift shop, or just spend time in our comfortable lounge.

If you wish to participate in the activities at the center, we recommend that you begin with one of our General Program classes.

Vajradhara Meditation Center is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT). The NKT is an International Union of Kadampa Buddhist Centers. There are currently over 1,000 centers worldwide. In the area, we have centers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and other locations throughout New York and New Jersey. From time to time we gather as a family at the Kadampa Meditation Center, home of our national Temple, for festivals, special courses, and retreats.

If you have any questions, check out our resource pages or feel free to contact us.

How to Get Started

Our weekly classes are a great place to start. A typical class will include teachings, two guided meditations and a question & answer session.

Taught by qualified Western teachers, the meditation classes are very easy to understand and apply to our daily lives. The classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners, and emphasize how to meditate and practice in our NY urban environment.

Meditation is a simple yet profound method to improve the quality of our lives and develop inner peace. Through following very simple, practical instructions we can learn to let go of the causes of our pain and dissatisfaction and to gain the inner peace and clarity we seek. We offer a wide range of classes from basic introductions to Buddhist meditation, applying Buddha’s teachings to daily life issues such as anger and improving relationships, to comprehensive study programs of Buddhist view, meditation and action. Everyone is welcome.

White Lotus Society

Address: 815 Park Avenue   Rochester NY 14607
Tradition: Vajrayana, Drikung Kagyu
Affiliation: Drikung Kagyu
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Main Contact: Gretchen Howard  Email  
Teacher: Frank Howard  
Spiritual Director: H.H. the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang  
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White Lotus Society is dedicated to the transmission of Buddhas teachings and realization to America and is committed to the support of those who seek to walk the Path together. This effort involves individuals gaining the confidence to commit to ongoing study, critical analysis - pounding the teachings as gold would be hammered in ancient India to prove its purity - and applying the teachings to the training of the mind. We practice in the tradition of the Drikung Kagyu lineage of Tibet.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 13084, Rochester, NY 14610



White Plains Zen

Address: 82 Prospect Street   White Plains NY 10606
Tradition: Mahayana, White Plum
Affiliation: White Plum Asangha
Phone: 914.403.3623
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Main Contact: Russ Michel  Email  (Phone: 9144033623)
Teacher: Robert Kennedy, S.J., Roshi  
Spiritual Director: Russ Michel  Email  (Phone: 9144033623)
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Our Practice:

Zazen: seated meditation involves working with the body, breath, and mind: entering into deep silence and stillness, opening to a fresh awareness.  It opens the eye to wisdom and the heart to compassion.  Our practice emphasizes the practice of zazen, recognizing it as a way for people to deepen their insight of their true self... To Awaken!

Becoming a Member
There are no membership requirements.   We are an interfaith group and are not bound by any religion. Everyone from all walks of life and from all religious or non-religious backgrounds are welcome to sit with us.  There are no fees or dues, however, donations are accepted via the Offering Bowl.

White Plains Zen, a sittting group started in Feburary 2002 is affiliated with Morning Star Zendo in Jersey City NJ. All are part of the White Plum Asanga, in the lineage of Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi Roshi.              

Our guiding teacher: 
Robert E. Kennedy, S.J. Roshi.

White Plains Zen Sangha is a member of the Zen Peacemaker Order (ZPO) based at the Maezumi Institute in Montague, MA. This is an open and free association of Zen groups, either in the lineage of Bernard Glassman, Roshi , or practicing zen and socially engaged spirituality. The purpose of the cooperative efforts of the affiliating groups is to maintain zen practice, realization and actualization, and to nurture, promote and creatively transform zen traditions. The mission, vision and unifying principles of Zen Peacemakers can be read at or by contacting the ZPS Coordinator, Sally Sonen Kealy at

WNY Nichiren Shu Buddhist Sangha

Address: 2495 Main Street Suite 418  Buffalo NY 14214
Tradition: Mahayana, Nichiren Shu
Phone: (716) 909-8516
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Main Contact: Chad Grohman  Email  
Spiritual Director: Rev. Kanjin Cederman  Email  (Phone: (716) 909-8516)
Notes and Events:

Meditation and Instruction available.  Please see website for details.

Won Buddhism of Manhattan

Address: 431 East 57th Street   New York NY 10022
Tradition: Mahayana, Won Buddhism
Affiliation: Mahayana, Zen, Won
Phone: 212-750-2773
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Main Contact: Rev. Doyeon Park  Email  (Phone: 212-750-2773)
Teacher: Ven. Chung Ohun Lee  
Spiritual Director: Ven. Chung Ohun Lee  
Notes and Events:

 Won Buddhism of Manhattan has served, for the last seventeen years, as a spiritual home for New Yorkers. The Manhattan Won Buddhist Temple, which is also the site of the Won Buddhist UN Office, was founded in 1994. It is a place of peace and restoration, and a place to learn and practice Won Buddhism and meditation. Won Buddhists follow Sotaesan\'s vision of living the teaching of Buddha with simplicity and commitment in our highly modern and materialistic society.

Won Buddhism embraces Buddha’s teaching and make it relevant and suitable to contemporary society. It aims to use Buddhist teachings and meditation practice for practical and useful purposes so that we can build One World Community and to realize oneness of life based on the Buddhist view of interdependency and the interconnectedness of all.

The temple offers Sunday Dharma service, weekday group meditation, retreats, and study groups. All nationalities, cultures, ages and spiritual backgrounds are welcome to our Temple in the spirit of open community. 


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