Three Types of Membership

$30 Per Month
3 month minimum

Benefits include
Free entry to all General Program (GP) classes offered by KMC NY and its branches.

50% off Half-Day Courses & Day Courses

$60 Per Month
3 month minimum

Benefits include

  • Free entry to all General Program (GP) classes offered by KMC NY and its branches
  • 50% off most KMC New York events
  • Optional entry to Foundation Program *Must enroll into FP by contacting

$80 Per Month
3 month minimum

Benefits include


Terms & Conditions: These memberships are intended for local students only. Due to the nature of membership, we require a three-month minimum commitment (renewal is assumed unless we hear from you). If you register for a plus membership to attend the Oral Instructions of Mahamudra Retreat, you are required to keep a minimum six-month membership commitment. You can cancel by emailing Cancellations will be effective on the next renewal after the date of your email. In the event that your membership wasn’t cancelled by us in a timely manner, you will be refunded any months charged in error. However, once you cancel your membership, you will need to wait three months before you can reinstate your membership. For more information contact

Q) How do I sign up for a membership?

A) You can sign up online by using the sign-up buttons above. You can also call us at (845) 856-9000, or when visiting KMC NY, ask our Receptionist to help you sign up.

Q) When does my membership begin?

A) You can use your membership to attend classes and sign up for upcoming events as soon as you register.

Q) How do I pay my monthly membership fees?

A) Once you sign-up, your membership will automatically renew each month using the credit card you registered with. Cash and checks are not accepted. For more information, email

Q) Can I share my membership?

A) No. Membership benefits apply to one adult member only and are not transferable.

Q) Can I use my membership to attend other Kadampa Centers?

A) No. KMC NY is part of a global organization and we have many Kadampa Centers worldwide. Each of our Centers are independently registered organizations, so your KMC NY membership only covers classes and events directly affiliated with and organized by KMC NY.

Q) How do I cancel my membership?

A) We request a three-month minimum commitment (renewal is assumed unless we hear from you). Membership can be cancelled by emailing You will need to give two-weeks notice for cancellation. If you cancel your membership, you will need to wait three months before you can renew your membership.

Q) Is my membership to KMC NY tax-deductible?

A) No, membership at KMC NY is not tax-deductible. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation visit or email

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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!

Support Temples Worldwide

KMC New York is a 501(c)3 non-profit religious organization. Our Center is completely volunteer-run and all activities are dedicated to the development of world peace. All funds raised through our classes and events go into the International Temples Project Fund (ITP), an international charity that supports the development of Temples and Centers, like KMC New York, around the world.


Becoming a Member is quick and easy. Just sign up online, over the phone or at the Center. Decide which membership is right for you, then use the “Become a member” buttons above, or call (845) 856-9000.

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(845) 856-9000
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47 Sweeney Rd
Glen Spey, NY 12737