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 bookstore and gift shop. 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 six 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
· Kadampa Meditation Center Spain – Malaga, Spain
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.
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.
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.
More About KMC NY
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World Peace CafeWorld Peace Cafe Open HoursSaturday & Monday: 10am-4pmSunday: 10-10:45am; 12:30-3:45pmHours may change due to events. Please verify on our Calendar before planning your visit. Indoor & outdoor seating is available at this time. The World Peace...
Tharpa Bookstore & Gift ShopSHOP HOURS Friday & Saturday: 1:30-4pmSunday: 12:30-2:45pmMonday: 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...
KMC New York 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...
9am-5pm Monday - Friday
47 Sweeney Rd
Glen Spey, NY 12737