Kadampa Meditation Center New York

Welcome to Kadampa Meditation Center New York

You can drop in for a relaxing meditation class, stroll the 82 acres of natural woodlands, enjoy a Saturday workshop, or give yourself a whole weekend to find inner peace at the World Peace Temple.

Located just two hours outside of New York City in the Sullivan Catskills, our year-round program of courses and retreats cater to people at all levels, from complete beginners to advanced practitioners.

As the US National Temple, we are part of a worldwide network of Kadampa Buddhist centers in more than 40 countries. Founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, KMC New York and its community show by example how world peace is possible.

Whether coming for a day trip, an introduction to Buddhist meditation, or in-depth courses and retreats, KMC New York offers an enjoyable experience to all who visit.

Healing Through Meditation

August 26-28

Heal yourself through meditation. We hold many wounds– from the past, broken relationships, failures, and disappointments that have occurred throughout life. These cannot be healed from the outside through ordinary medicine. Fortunately, Buddhist teachings are medicine for the mind–carefully crafted and presented to resolve the pain and hurt that we carry in your mind.

International Summer Festival at KMC New York

During the 2022 Fall Festival, Gen-la Dekyong, General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU, will grant the blessing empowerment of Buddha Green Tara and give special teachings on the sublime twenty-one homages based on a transmission she received directly from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

NATURE TRAILS & GARDEN

Everyday  9am-Dusk

TEMPLE & GIFT SHOP

Friday: 1:30-4pm
Saturday: 1:30-4pm
Sunday: 12:30-2:45pm
Monday: 1:30-3:45pm

NATURE TRAILS & GARDEN

Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: 10-10:45am & 12:30-4pm
Monday: 10am-4pm

CLASSES AT BRANCH LOCATIONS

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Become a Member

Commit to your own spiritual growth by becoming a member of KMC New York. If you regularly attend classes and events and want the most economical option, or if you want to take your meditation practice to another level, sign up for a membership plan!

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Make a Donation

By donating to KMC New York, you are giving to the ITP, a fund dedicated to public benefit by creating places throughout the United States and world dedicated to helping people improve their minds and develop inner peace. 

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Dedication Prayer List

You are welcome to add anyone to our dedication list that we read out during our regular chanted prayers

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About Buddhism

Follow these posts to find out more about it.

What is Karma?

What is Karma?

Karma means actions: the actions of our body, speech and mind. This subject is very meaningful. Throughout our life we have to experience various kinds of suffering and problems without choice. This is because we do not understand what actions we need to abandon and what actions we need to practice. If we had this knowledge and put it into practice there would be no basis for experiencing suffering and problems.

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About Buddha

About Buddha

Buddha Shakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism, showed the manner of accomplishing the ultimate goal of living beings, the attainment of enlightenment, at Bodh Gaya in India in 589 BC.

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About Dharma

About Dharma

Dharma means “protection.” By practicing Buddha’s teachings we protect ourself from suffering and problems. All the problems we experience during daily life originate in ignorance, and the method for eliminating ignorance is to practice Dharma.

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How to Meditate

How to Meditate

Meditation is an ancient technology that has been used for thousands of years by people wishing to deepen their spiritual understanding and grow on the spiritual path.

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The Four Noble Truths

The Four Noble Truths

What are the Four Noble Truths? These are first teachings Buddha gave after he attained enlightenment which explain the entire path to enlightenment.

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Buddhist Beliefs

Buddhist Beliefs

Buddha taught how to examine our mind and see which states produce misery and confusion and which states produce health and happiness. He taught how to overcome the compulsively non-virtuous minds that confine us to states of discontent and misery, and how to cultivate the virtuous minds that liberate us from pain and lead us to the bliss of full enlightenment.

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About Tantra

About Tantra

Different people have different capacities for spiritual understanding and practice. For this reason, out of his compassion, Buddha Shakyamuni gave teachings at many levels, just as a skillful doctor administers a variety of remedies to treat different types of sick people.

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Contact Us

Phone

(845) 856-9000
9am-5pm Monday - Friday

Chat provider: LiveChat
Location

47 Sweeney Rd
Glen Spey, NY 12737