World Peace Temple

A 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 a day visit to the World Peace Temple, the 82 acre grounds and nature trails, an introduction to Buddhist meditation, or in depth courses and retreats, KMC New York offers an enjoyable and meaningful experience. 

The modern Buddhist Temple at KMC New York was designed by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso as part of the International Temples Project, and was constructed largely through the help of volunteers over a five year time period. It was opened in 2006 by Venerable Geshe-la. See the 10 Year Anniversary Video!
The Temple’s unique design is based on the celestial palace of Heruka, the Buddha of Compassion. The design also represents all the stages of the spiritual path. Just seeing it reminds us that we have the potential to improve our human nature and qualities through developing the capacity of our mind.

The Temple also houses our World Peace Café and bookstore and gift shop. The café offers locally roasted coffee, loose leaf tea, cold drinks, snacks and light meals. The bookstore and gift shop carries a range of unique gifts, cards, meditation accessories, Buddhist art, and books on Buddhism and meditation.

Kadampa Meditation Center is one of five Kadampa Temples around the world.

· Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Center – Ulverston, UK

· Kadampa Meditation Center Brazil – Distrito do Jacaré, Brazil

· Kadampa Meditation Center Deuchen – Sintra, Portugal

· International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon – US

 

World Peace Cafe

Our cafe is located in the veranda of the Temple. We offer coffee drinks, teas and pastries.

Bookstore and Gift Shop

Our Bookstore and Gift Shop are located on the veranda inside the World Peace Temple. In it you will find a range of meditation accessories including guided meditation CDs, a comprehensive collection of Dharma books, books on CD, prayer booklets, and Buddhist artwork. We also carry beautiful merchandise that is ideal for gift giving or to support your personal meditation practice. This includes meditation cushions, Buddhist statues, incense, essential oils, soaps, candles, crystals, journals, greeting cards, scarves, and more.

Nature Trails

We have several walking trails that range from 5 – 40 minutes long. Stop in at the office and get a map or directions.

Please keep dogs on a leash.

Temple Tours

Want to learn about the Temple? Book a temple tour or simply drop in during our open hours. The Temple is also open to group and educational visits.

Everyone is welcome to look around the Temple or just sit and enjoy its tranquility. The stillness and peace of the Temple makes it the ideal place to rest, recharge or meditate.

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Contact Us

Phone

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

Chat provider: LiveChat
Location

47 Sweeney Rd
Glen Spey, NY 12737