Summer Festival Getaway

The Viewing of the International Summer Festival at KMC New York

You’re invited to join in a unique online festival experience at the World Peace Temple in Glen Spey, NY! 

Join your Kadampa family during the International Summer Festival at KMC New York

  • Experience watching the online Festival teachings in the Kadampa World Peace Temple in NY, which will include in-person ritual aspects of the empowerment
  • Reconnect with your Sangha friends in-person
  • Enjoy the cafe and gift shop on your session breaks
  • Explore the Temple grounds and surrounding Catskill area in the springtime

Seating is limited and only open to those who register for the International Summer Festival. 

Register for the International Festival here

WHAT YOU MUST DO TO ATTEND AT KMC NEW YORK

  1. Register for International Summer Festival, either week one, two, or both at kadampafestivals.org/summer
  2. Go to kadampanewyork.org/summerfestivalgetaway/ and book for the same week(s) you are booked for. If you are not staying onsite, you are welcome to book a seat in the Temple for as little or as many days as you want, as long as you are booked for the Summer Festival via the link in #1.
  3. Select accommodations and meals if you would like to stay onsite (optional). We still have private single rooms (must be booked for entire festival, either week 1 or week 2), shared and dorm rooms (minimum 2 nights week 1, 3 nights week 2) and ready-erect tents (no minimum) available.
  4. Send us your festival confirmation from your registration for #1 to reg@kadampanewyork.org.
  5. Any sessions you cannot make at the Temple, you can watch online. You will receive viewing links from your Festival booking
  ****FOR ATTENDING THE VIEWING OF THE FESTIVAL IN THE TEMPLE, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ATTEND THE ENTIRE WEEK THAT YOU HAVE BOOKED; YOU CAN COME TO ANY SESSIONS FOR THAT WEEK THROUGH JUST REGISTERING FOR A SEAT IN THE TEMPLE & ANY MEALS YOU WISH TO HAVE. REMEMBER: IT’S FREE TO WATCH IN THE TEMPLE****

Register below to attend in person at KMC New York

Week 1: July 30 – August 4
The Heart Practice 

Dorje Shugden Empowerment and Teachings on Lamrim
With Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, NKT-IKBU General Spiritual Director

The heart of Kadampa Buddhism is the practice of Lamrim, the stages of the path to enlightement, which is a special presentation of Buddha’s teachings that is easily integrated into modern daily life.

By relying on the Wisdom Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden we will quickly gain deep inner experience of Lamrim and transform our life into the very path to enlightenment.

 

Podcast

Week 2: August 6 – 14 
Awakening our Buddha Nature

Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments of Heruka and Vajrayogini
with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, NKT-IKBU Deputy Spiritual Director

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche says, “The gateway through which we enter Tantra is receiving a Tantric empowerment. An empowerment bestows upon us special blessings that heal our mental continuum and awaken our Buddha nature.”

The empowerments and teachings in Week 2 will open the door to Highest Yoga Tantra, the very essence of Kadampa Buddhism and the quick path to enlightenment.

Gen-la Kelsang Jampa

Week 1 

The Heart Practice
Dorje Shugden Empowerment and teachings on Lamrim with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

Friday, July 30th
Introduction: 7:30-9:00pm

Saturday, July 31st
Guided Meditation: 9:00-10:00am
Guided Meditation: 11:30am-12:30pm
Empowerment of Dorje Shugden w/ Gen-la Dekyong: 4:00-6:00pm
Life of Buddha Video: 8:00-10:00pm

Sunday, August 1st
Guided Meditation: 9:00-10:00am
Teaching with Gen-la Dekyong: 11:00-12:30pm
Teaching with Gen-la Dekyong: 4:00-5:30pm
Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja w/ Tsog: 8:00-9:00pm

Monday, August 2nd
Guided Meditation: 9:00-10:00am
Teaching with Gen-la Dekyong: 11:00-12:30pm
Teaching with Gen-la Dekyong: 4:00-5:30pm
Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja w/ Tsog: 8:00-9:00pm

Tuesday, August 3rd
Retreat Session 1: 9:00-10:00am
Retreat Session 2: 11:00am-12:00pm
Retreat Session 3: 3:00-4:00pm
Retreat Session 4: 5:00-6:00pm
Retreat Session 5: 8:00-9:00pm

Wednesday, August 4th
Retreat Session 6: 9:00-10:00am
Retreat Session 7: 11:00am-12:00pm
Retreat Session 8: 3:00-4:00pm
Retreat Session 9: 5:00-6:00pm
Retreat Session 10: 8:00-9:00pm

Thursday, August 5th
No Sessions

Week 2

Awakening Our Buddha Nature
Heruka Body Mandala & Vajrayogini Empowerments and Commentary
with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa

Friday, August 6th
Guided Meditation: 9:00-10:00am
Guided Meditation: 11:30am-12:30pm
Heruka Empowerment Preparation with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa: 4:00-6:00pm
Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja w/Tsog: 8:00-9:00pm

Saturday, August 7th
Heruka Empowerment with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa: 10:00am-12:00pm
Heruka Empowerment with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa with Assembly of Good Fortune Tsog Offering: 4:00-6:30pm
Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja w/Tsog: 8:00-9:00pm

Sunday, August 8th
Vajrayogini Empowerment with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa: 10:00am-1:00pm
Tantric Q&A: 4:00-5:30pm
Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja w/ Tsog: 8:00-9:00pm

Monday, August 9th
Quick Path to Great Bliss and Meditation: 7:30-9:45am
Commentary with Gen-la Jampa: 11:00-12:30pm
Commentary with Gen-la Jampa: 4:00-5:30pm
Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja w/ Tsog: 8:00-9:00pm

Tuesday, August 10th
Quick Path to Great Bliss and Meditation: 7:30-9:45am
Commentary with Gen-la Jampa: 11:00-12:30pm
Commentary with Gen-la Jampa: 4:00-5:30pm
Offering to the Spiritual Guide Puja: 8:00-10:00pm

Wednesday, August 11th
Quick Path to Great Bliss and Meditation: 7:30-9:45am
Commentary with Gen-la Jampa: 11:00-12:30pm
Commentary with Gen-la Jampa: 4:00-5:30pm
Retreat Session 1: 8:00-9:00pm

Thursday, August 12th
Retreat Session 2: 9:00-10:00am
Retreat Session 3: 11:00am-12:00pm
Retreat Session 4: 3:00-4:00pm
Retreat Session 5: 5:00-6:00pm
Retreat Session 6: 8:00-9:00pm

Friday, August 13th
Retreat Session 7: 9:00-10:00am
Retreat Session 8: 11:00am-12:00pm
Retreat Session 9: 3:00-4:00pm
Retreat Session 10: 5:00-6:00pm
Retreat Session 11: 8:00-9:00pm

Saturday, August 14th
Retreat Session 12: 9:00-10:00am
Retreat Session 13: 11:00am-12:00pm

In-Person Information

The below information is subject to change dependent upon state regulations.

Per New York State current regulations, vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear face coverings in the buildings at KMC New York (including in the accommodations and in the Temple), but are welcome to continue to do so. Unvaccinated individuals are responsible for continuing to wear a face covering, per Federal CDC Guidance.

In the interest of the safety of everyone who attends, as an organization we strongly request that unvaccinated individuals don’t stay in dorm or shared accommodations because face coverings cannot be worn and proper social distancing cannot be maintained in these spaces, but instead book private/single rooms, camping or offsite accommodations.

Meals: Please register for lunch and/or dinner at the time of booking. Due to limited space indoors, you may have to eat outside.  If you book accommodations, breakfast is included with your accommodations.

Accommodations: We will have onsite accommodations available, including private rooms, dorm and shared rooms at 50% capacity, pre-erected tents for camping, and general camping; please book your accommodations at the time of booking.

Our indoor accommodations, cabin and pre-erected tents must be booked either for both weeks of festival or for an individual week in its entirety; general camping can be booked for any amount of time.

Please note: our accommodations are not en-suite, so all of our accommodations have shared restrooms. You can find more information on our accommodations here.

In the interest of the safety of everyone who attends, as an organization we strongly request that unvaccinated individuals don’t stay in dorm or shared accommodations because face coverings cannot be worn and proper social distancing cannot be maintained in these spaces, but instead book private/single rooms, camping or offsite accommodations. If you have questions, please contact info@kadampanewyork.org.

As mentioned above, these are our current guidelines.  We will notify you if anything changes.  Further, we may have to cancel onsite guests last minute depending on New York State regulations and guidelines at that time.

Contact Us

Phone

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

Chat provider: LiveChat
Location

47 Sweeney Rd
Glen Spey, NY 12737