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.
TEMPLE & SHOP
WORLD PEACE CAFE
Friday, Saturday & Monday – 10am-4pm
Sunday – 10-10:45am; 12:30-4pm
NATURE TRAILS & GARDEN
MEDITATION CLASSES AT THE TEMPLE
CLASSES AT BRANCH LOCATIONS
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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.
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.
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.
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.
What are the Four Noble Truths? These are first teachings Buddha gave after he attained enlightenment which explain the entire path to enlightenment.
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.
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.