Home of one of only five Kadampa Temples in the world, Kadmpa Meditation Center New York located in Glen Spey, is a unique and inspirational destination in the Sullivan Catskills. The modern Buddhist Temple at Kadampa Meditation Center New York was designed by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the Founder of Modern Kadampa Buddhism and a world-renowned meditation master, and was constructed largely through the help of volunteers over a five year time period. It was opened in 2006. 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.
Free tours of the World Peace Buddhist Temple are available on the weekends.
The Temple grounds and nature trails are open 7-days a week. Kids, families & pets on a leash welcome. Stroll 82 acres of natural woodlands, including nature trails, a pond, garden, stream and soft springy moss. Allow mental busyness to ease and create space for a feeling of calm and stillness to arise in the mind. Relax in outdoor seating areas and on hidden nature benches. Casual and enlightening conversations with members of the residential Buddhist community of monks, nuns and lay practitioners is an opportunity to learn first hand about the Buddhist way of Life.
Located just two hours outside of New York City in the Sullivan Catskills, year-round program of courses and retreats cater to people at all levels, from complete beginners to advanced practitioners. Attend a relaxing meditation class, enjoy a Saturday workshop, or give yourself a whole weekend to find inner peace at Kadampa Meditation Center New York. www.KadampaNewYork.org