Transform Your Mind – Transform Your World


Westchester Buddhist Center (WBC) is dedicated to the practice and study of Buddhism in general, and to the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in particular ("Cutting through Spiritual Materialism"; "Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior"). Trungpa Rinpoche’s teaching style made Buddhism accessible to Western minds and lifestyles from the early 1970s until the late 1980s, and brought the Shambhala Buddhist teachings on creating enlightened society to the West.

WBC was formed in 2009 in order to share the Tibetan Buddhist teachings and meditation practices propagated by Trungpa Rinpoche with friends and neighbors in Westchester County, New York. We also offer in-depth, text-based courses, and periodically host visiting Tibetan teachers and other noteworthy speakers, movies and other events.

Today, the Center is led by four senior students of Rinpoche: Jane and Derek Kolleeny, John Baker and Gene Bobker.  Teaching according to the perspective of Trungpa Rinpoche, all of WBC's teachers emphasize an experiential Buddhism, one focused on ordinary, daily life. New and seasoned practitioners of all traditions are welcome! 


SUNDAY MORNINGS in Irvington: Learn to Meditate & Dharma Gatherings, held from 10 am to noon, and Foundation Courses from 12:30-2:30 at Eileen Fisher Headquarters, 2 Bridge Street, Irvington, NY.  Learn more

TUESDAY EVENINGS in Irvington: Meditation Group and Sangha Gatherings from 7 - 9PM at Aligned Center. Learn more

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS in Mount Kisco: Our Mount Kisco "BuddhaDharma Sangha" is open to all, and meets from 7-9 pm at The Center for Health and Healing, 4 Smith Ave, Mount Kisco, NY 10549. We will also offer classes in our Foundation Curriculum at this location.  Learn more

Special Programs throughout the year with visiting teachers. Annual Meditation Retreat during the winter.



Text-based classes on Sunday afternoons for students who have been practicing meditation and studying the Buddhist teachings for two years or more. Contact us here if you are interested in more advanced Buddhist programs and how to participate. 

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