Kadampa Meditation Center
New York

Welcome to Kadampa Meditation Center New York in Glen Spey

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 at 47 Sweeney Road in Glen Spey, NY, 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.

Visiting the Temple

CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC:
FEBRUARY 23 – MARCH 3

WORLD PEACE CAFÉ
Friday – 1:30 – 4pm 
Saturday-Monday: 10am-4pm

TEMPLE VISITING HOURS & TOURS
Friday, Saturday, & Monday: 1:30-4pm
Sunday: 12:30-4pm

GIFT SHOP & BOOKSTORE
Friday, Saturday, & Monday: 1:30-4pm
Sunday: 12:30-4pm

GROUNDS & WALKING TRAILS
Everyday 9am to dusk

The Source of Happiness

The Source of Happiness

with Gen Samten

April 5 -11

Nyungnay Purifying Ritual Practice

Nyungnay Purifying Ritual Practice

with Gen Samten

April 13 – 15

Catskills Getaway Retreat

Catskills Getaway Retreat

with KMC NY Teacher

March 29 – 31

Temple Meditation Classes

Sunday Prayers for World Peace

Sundays · 11am-12:30pm

Prayers for World Peace is a by-donation meditation class that gives us the opportunity to develop a warm and loving heart. Classes include two guided meditations a talk and inspiring prayers for world peace.

Class fee: Free

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Monday Lamrim Class

Mondays · 12-1pm
In this class, we will go one-by-one through the Lamrim, drawing out how we can personally use these meditations and create our own meditation practice. There will be a special emphasis on the art of meditation and how to really make our meditations effective.

Class fee: $7 or free for members

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Tuesday Evening Class

Tuesdays · 7-8:30pm
Weekly meditation class with Second Resident Teacher, Kadam Kyle Davis. This class is perfect for everyone and includes two guided meditations and a teaching based on Buddha’s ancient wisdom. 

Class fee: $10 or free for members

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Wednesday Evening Class

Wednesdays · 7-8:30pm
Weekly meditation class with Resident Teacher, Gen Samten Kelsang. This class is perfect for everyone and includes two guided meditations and a teaching based on Buddha’s ancient wisdom. 

Class fee: $10 or free for members

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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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Branch Meditation Classes

Monday Sparta Class

Mondays · 7-8:30pm with Sarah Schaffer

Venue: Sparta Train Creative, 30 Station Road, Sparta Township NJ

Class fee: $10 or free for members

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Tuesday Scranton Class

Tuesdays · 7:15-8:30pm with Zoe Greenbaum

Venue: Heart Space Yoga 4 Meadow Ave, Scranton, PA

Class fee: $10 or free for members

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Tuesday Saratoga Springs Class

Tuesdays · 7-8:30pm with Charlie Stuart

Venue: Senior Center – 5 Williams St, Saratoga Springs, NY

Class fee: $10 or free for members

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Tuesday Warwick Class

Tuesdays · 7-8:30pm with Rebecca Rehorn

Venue: Vastu Health Center – 38 Ronald Reagan Boulevard – Warwick, NY

Class fee: $10 or free for members

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Thursday Beacon Class

Thursdays · 7-8:30pm with Daniel Koren

Venue: Howland Cultural Center – 477 Main St. Beacon, NY

Class fee: $10 or free for members

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Burlington Vermont

Monthly on Sundays · with Kadam Holly McGregor


Class fee: $10 or free for members

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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

Location

47 Sweeney Rd
Glen Spey, NY 12737