Kadampa Meditation Center

New York

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 the World Peace Temple.

Located just two hours outside of New York City in the Sullivan Catskills, our year-round program of courses and retreats cater to people at all levels, from complete beginners to advanced practitioners.

As the US National Temple, we are part of a worldwide network of Kadampa Buddhist centers in more than 40 countries. Founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, KMC New York and its community show by example how world peace is possible.

Whether coming for a day trip, an introduction to Buddhist meditation, or in-depth courses and retreats, KMC New York offers an enjoyable experience to all who visit.

We have entered into our Winter Retreats from January 6th to March 16th

January 6th – February 17th: we are observing silence until 1pm in all public places.

February 18th – March 15th: We are observing full silence

The meditation hall located in the Temple will be silent at all times.

World Peace cafe, shop, and Temple are open during retreat session breaks.

See schedule here to plan your visit. The retreat is open only to those who register.

Winter Retreat 2023

Winter Retreat 2023

January 6 - March 16

Public Talk: Know Yourself

Public Talk: Know Yourself

February 22nd · 7-8:30pm in Milford, PA with Kadam Kyle

Imagination in Practice

Imagination in Practice

March 31-April 2 w/Gen Samten

Meditation Class at the Temple

Sunday Prayers for World Peace

Sundays · 11am-12:30pm

January 22, 29 
February 5, 12, 19, 26 
March 5, 12, 26

Prayers for World Peace is a by-donation meditation class that gives us the opportunity to develop a warm and loving heart. Classes include two guided meditations a talk and inspiring prayers for world peace.

Class fee: Free

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Monday Lamrim Class

Mondays · 12-1pm
In this class, we will go one-by-one through the Lamrim, drawing out how we can personally use these meditations and create our own meditation practice. There will be a special emphasis on the art of meditation and how to really make our meditations effective.

Class fee: $7 or free for members

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Tuesday Evening Class

Tuesdays · 7-8:30pm
Weekly meditation class with Second Resident Teacher, Kadam Kyle Davis. This class is perfect for everyone and includes two guided meditations and a teaching based on Buddha’s ancient wisdom. 

Class fee: $10 or free for members

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Wednesday Evening Class

Wednesdays · 7-8:30pm
Weekly meditation class with Resident Teacher, Gen Samten Kelsang. This class is perfect for everyone and includes two guided meditations and a teaching based on Buddha’s ancient wisdom. 

Class fee: $10 or free for members

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Become a member

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!

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Dedication Prayer List

You are welcome to add anyone to our dedication list that we read out during our regular chanted prayers

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Branch Meditation Classes

Monday Sparta Class

Mondays · 7-8:30pm with Sarah Schaffer

January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27

Venue: Sparta Train Creative, 30 Station Road, Sparta Township NJ

Class fee: $10 or free for members

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Tuesday Scranton Class

Tuesdays · 7-8:30pm with Zoe Greenbaum

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Venue: Trinity Congregational Church – 229 S Main Ave. Scranton, PA 18504

Class fee: $10 or free for members

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Tuesday Saratoga Spring Class

Tuesdays · 7-8:30pm with Charlie Stuart

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Venue: Senior Center – 5 Williams St, Saratoga Springs, NY

Class fee: $10 or free for members

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Tuesday Warwick Class

Tuesdays · 7-8:30pm with Rebecca Rehorn

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Venue: Vastu Health Center – 38 Ronald Reagan Boulevard – Warwick, NY

Class fee: $10 or free for members

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Thursday Albany Class

Thursdays · 7-8:30pm with Evelyn Williams

January 5, 12, 19, 26

Venue: Senior Center – 5 Williams St, Saratoga Springs, NY

Class fee: $10 or free for members

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Thursday Beacon Class

Thursdays · 7-8:30pm with Christian

January 12, 19, 26

Venue: Howland Cultural Center – 477 Main St. Beacon, NY

Class fee: $10 or free for members

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About Buddhism

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Public Talks

Public Talks

Public Talks “Know Thyself” is an age-old maxim, but this can sometimes feel scary, complicated or difficult. We’ve all learned ways of thinking and behaving that mask our underlying feelings, thoughts and motivations. In this talk we will look at how to be radically...

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What is Karma?

What is Karma?

Karma means actions: the actions of our body, speech and mind. This subject is very meaningful. Throughout our life we have to experience various kinds of suffering and problems without choice. This is because we do not understand what actions we need to abandon and what actions we need to practice. If we had this knowledge and put it into practice there would be no basis for experiencing suffering and problems.

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About Buddha

About Buddha

Buddha Shakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism, showed the manner of accomplishing the ultimate goal of living beings, the attainment of enlightenment, at Bodh Gaya in India in 589 BC.

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About Dharma

About Dharma

Dharma means “protection.” By practicing Buddha’s teachings we protect ourself from suffering and problems. All the problems we experience during daily life originate in ignorance, and the method for eliminating ignorance is to practice Dharma.

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How to Meditate

How to Meditate

Meditation is an ancient technology that has been used for thousands of years by people wishing to deepen their spiritual understanding and grow on the spiritual path.

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The Four Noble Truths

The Four Noble Truths

What are the Four Noble Truths? These are first teachings Buddha gave after he attained enlightenment which explain the entire path to enlightenment.

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Buddhist Beliefs

Buddhist Beliefs

Buddha taught how to examine our mind and see which states produce misery and confusion and which states produce health and happiness. He taught how to overcome the compulsively non-virtuous minds that confine us to states of discontent and misery, and how to cultivate the virtuous minds that liberate us from pain and lead us to the bliss of full enlightenment.

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About Tantra

About Tantra

Different people have different capacities for spiritual understanding and practice. For this reason, out of his compassion, Buddha Shakyamuni gave teachings at many levels, just as a skillful doctor administers a variety of remedies to treat different types of sick people.

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Contact Us

Phone

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

Location

47 Sweeney Rd
Glen Spey, NY 12737