Wednesday Foundations Course

New segment beings Feburary 28th. Open to all. 


"Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha" 

A Series of Courses on the Fundamentals of Buddhist Meditation and Insight as presented by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Segment Four: Discovering Enlightened Genes


Wednesdays (7 - 9 pm)

 6 Consecutive Wednesdays from February 28, Drop ins welcome!

The Center for Health and Healing

4 Smith Avenue, Second Floor, Mount Kisco, NY 10549.

See below for directions

Led by WBC Senior Teachers Derek Kolleeny and John Baker

Suggested Donation: Six-week Segment: $90. Drop-in Class: $15*



Join us for our continuing step-by-step exploration of the authentic path of Buddhist mindfulness-awareness meditation and insight, as presented by and made relevant for our contemporary lives by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. This series is recommended for both beginning and returning meditators and each segment is meant to both stand alone, accessible to new-comers or drop-ins, as well as present a progressive journey.

This segment is about the transition from the Hinayana, or the Foundational Path, which is focused on training one’s own mind, to the Mahayana, or the Vast Path. This is the path of the so-called “Bodhisattvas”— those who constantly strive to transform their own minds, in order to transform the entire world.  For an overview, the syllabus can be viewd here

Each session begins with 45 minutes of meditation in two twenty-minute sessions, followed by a talk and discussion. The talks are presented as a six-week course, but sporadic drop-in attendance is also fine. Readings for each class are taken from a wide variety of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s writings, and are available online for download and in spiral bound sourcebooks for a minimal fee. The sessions are facilitated by a senior teacher of the Westchester Buddhist Center.

The courses are designed to benefit participants whether or not they can attend regularly. Those who can attend consistently and keep up with the readings will gain a detailed appreciation of the natural progressive evolution that the Tibetan Buddhist path depicts. As always, audio recordings of the talks will be made available online for anyone wanting to catch up. We will continue to offer occasional extended open meditation evenings, with no formal dharma talk, in between course segments.

Questions about this course? Contact Derek at

* WBC maintains a policy of making our programs affordable to all. Those with limited income please offer what you can afford on our donation page here and include a note for the program you are offering towards. Thank you!


The Center for Health & Healing

4 Smith Avenue, 2nd Floor, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549

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Parking available on Smith Ave., and a few spaces beneath the building.

  • located on the corner of Smith Avenue and East Main Street
    Free parking available on Smith Avenue at all times.
  • 1/2 mile from Mt. Kisco Train Station (Harlem Line) taxi services are available day and night from station
  • 1 and 1/2 miles from Saw Mill Parkway and Interstate 684.