In-Person &

Meditation Classes


In accordance with state and federal recommendations, we are asking everyone - including people who have been vaccinated - to please wear face masks at all times while attending in-person classes at Menlha Center. Thank you.

Menlha Special Events

Finding Peace Weekend: Developing Concentration
with Gen Kelsang Chogyop at the KMC NY Temple

In this retreat, we will look at what concentration is, why it is so important, and to learn how to develop our powers of concentration through systematic training in meditation. Concentration completely determines the power and effectiveness of our spiritual practice and the extent to which our mind is under control. Therefore, it is of paramount importance to our happiness and well-being and empowers our ability to be of greatest benefit to others. 


A live-stream option is also available for this retreat and is available on-demand until Wednesday, September 29 at midnight.

In-person at the KMC NY Temple or Live-stream

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Friday, September 24 – Sunday, September 26

Menlha Center's Fall Fundraiser

At this time of year we would traditionally be planning our annual fall fundraising dinner. Unfortunately, due to the current concerns about the Delta variant, this won't be possible. However, we do still need to raise funds to support Menlha Center and its programs.

So, we are kicking off our fall fundraising campaign on-line this year. Our aim is to raise $5,000 by November 1st. 

Menlha Center is a not-for-profit organization, financed entirely by its members and supporters. It is because of your donations that we are able to offer people from all walks of life an opportunity to study meditation and attain true inner peace. Your financial support will strengthen our stability and help keep Menlha Center offering Buddhist teachings to our community and our region.

Your kindness and generosity are deeply appreciated. Thank you!

Explore Our Classes


Prayers for World Peace

with Sarah Paden

Familiarize your mind with the experience of inner peace
through meditation and cultivate your potential for lasting happiness.


In-person & Live-stream
10:30 am – 12:00 noon



Tuesday Meditation Class

Everyone Welcome!

with Gen Kelsang Chogyop

Each class begins with a guided meditation, followed by a talk on a certain topic, and ends with another guided meditation.


In-person & Live-stream
9:15 – 10:30 am


NEW! Don't Worry, Be Happy

with Robin Kelly

Worrying is easy. What we don’t often realize is that it also ruins our happiness. Rob will give teachings and guide meditations that lead to mental well-being, peace and happiness, even when life is very difficult. 


In-person only

7:30 – 8:30 pm

NEW! Lunchtime Meditation

with Diane Cadman

Take 30 minutes in the middle of the day to cultivate inner peace and happiness. 



In-person only

12:00 noon – 12:30 pm

Menlha Kadampa Buddhist Center is one of more than 1200 Kadampa centers and branches now established throughout the world. We are located in Lambertville, NJ.  We have started the process of reopening our physical space and some of our classes and chanted prayers are now in-person. Please check each class to see if there is an in-person option.

Menlha Kadampa Buddhist Center

What is Kadampa Buddhism?

Modern Kadampa Buddhism is a special, systematic presentation of Buddha’s teachings particularly suited for contemporary society. This presentation preserves the meaning and intention of Buddha’s original teachings while making them clear and practical in a way that anyone can easily understand and put into practice.


"Everyone, both Buddhist and non-Buddhist, needs permanent liberation from suffering, and pure and everlasting happiness.”

– from the book Modern Buddhism by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche