Tharpa Bookstore

& Gift Shop

SHOP HOURS

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

Hours subject to change. Please check online calendar to confirm open hours on specific days.

The Temple’s Bookstore & Gift Shop is open to all visitors and guests. Adjacent to the cafe the gift shop carries a wide range of unique high-quality gifts. Most of the items are fair trade or locally made and the gifts on offer include meditation accessories, beautiful stationery, jewelry, and clothing accessories. The shop can be found inside the World Peace Temple.

Kadampa Meditation Center New York is the home of  Tharpa Publications US, an international publishing company specializing in the works of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. To date, Tharpa has sold over three-quarters of a million of his books worldwide. While at the center, be sure to visit the Tharpa Bookstore – situated in the Gift Shop – where you will find a comprehensive collection of books, CDs, prayer booklets, and cards.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso has written 22 books explaining simply and clearly the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment. These include introductory books, intermediate books, and more advanced books.

All Geshe Kelsang’s books are published by NKT’s publishing company, Tharpa Publications, with the US division based at KMC New York.

This remarkable series of authoritative books represents the most complete and integrated presentation of the Buddhist path to enlightenment available in any western language. Originally written in English they are currently being translated into many of the world’s major languages.

The New Kadampa Tradition

The New Kadampa Tradition

The New Kadampa Tradition The New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) is an international association of Mahayana Buddhist study and meditation centers founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in 1991 to offer the practical wisdom of...

The Center

The Center

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 Kadampa Meditation Center New York. Located just...

World Peace Temple

World Peace Temple

World Peace TempleA Peaceful Place Kadampa Meditation Center New York is an internationally renowned center for meditation, where everyone is welcome to enjoy a peaceful environment or join in the many programs offered throughout the year. Whether you are looking for...

Our Teachers

Our Teachers

Our TeachersResident Teacher, Gen Samten Kelsang Gen Samten Kelsang is the Resident Teacher at KMC New York. He is dedicated to helping everyone find peace of mind through the experience of meditation and through developing the capacity of their minds. As one of...

Our Founder

Our Founder

Our FounderFounder & Spiritual Guide of the New Kadampa Tradition The Founder and Spiritual Guide of KMC New York is Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, a contemporary Buddhist meditation master and world-renowned teacher and author. Venerable Geshe-la’s...

World Peace Cafe

World Peace Cafe

World Peace CafeWorld Peace Cafe Open HoursFriday, Saturday & Monday: 10am-4pmSunday: 10-10:45am; 12:30-4pmHours may change due to events.  Please verify on our Calendar before planning your visit. Indoor & outdoor seating is available at this time. We request...

Membership

Membership

MembershipThree Types of Membership $30 Per Month 3 month minimum Benefits includeFree 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...

Contact Us

Phone

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

Chat provider: LiveChat
Location

47 Sweeney Rd
Glen Spey, NY 12737