A Weekend Meditation Course at the World Peace Temple in Glen Spey

with Kadam Morten

When: Friday, June 21 – Sunday, June 23
Where: Kadampa Meditation Center New York
47 Sweeney Road, Glen Spey, NY 12737 [Map]

The Wisdom of the Bodhisattva 

How Emptiness enables us to be a Bodhisattva

The more wisdom we have, the stronger our practice will be. Therefore, all good qualities and spiritual realizations come from wisdom.

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Joyful Path of Good Fortune

In Buddhism there is no more admirable ideal and role model than that of a Bodhisattva – someone using his or her life to progress towards enlightenment, empowered by love and compassion for all beings. And yet, for all our admiration we tend to feel it is impossible for us to become an actual Bodhisattva. Why? Because we think of our present limited identity as fixed.

However, according to Buddha’s teachings on emptiness, the true nature of things, our identity depends completely on how we perceive ourselves. By changing our perception of ourselves we change who we are.

In this weekend country meditation course, at our Temple in the Catskills, we will see how the experience of emptiness will revolutionize our sense of what’s possible, providing us the opportunity to enjoy the joyful and meaningful life of a Bodhisattva.

(See bottom of the page for accommodation information)






Gen Samten Kelsang, Resident Teacher of KMC New York

Extend the Weekend by Attending the 3-Day Silent Retreat with Gen Samten 

The course is immediately followed by a 3-day silent retreat with Gen Samten (Sunday, June 23 – Wednesday, June 26).

Participating in this silent meditation retreat is a powerful method for deepening our experience of emptiness and tapping into our potential for dynamic transformation.

Everyone is welcome.




Onsite accommodations are limited, register early to stay onsite. Private rooms, shared rooms & dorm spaces are available. The weather conditions in June make it a perfect time of year for camping onsite too!
If on-site beds have sold out, there are options in the area, including hotels, motels & B&Bs. Also, privately-owned options can be found on AirBnB.com or Homeaway.com by searching for local towns “Glen Spey, NY” or “Port Jervis, NY” or local area “Catskills”.

Special Weekend Rates with the Best Western, Matamoras!

A special room rate of $139 per night for a double room (with no extra charge for two additional occupants) has been secured at the Best Western Matamoras, cancellable up to the day before arrival. Breakfast is included with no additional charge even for additional room occupants. Book and pay directly by calling 570.491.2400 and asking for the Kadampa block for June 21-23.

Shuttle Service from KMC NYC to the Temple

Friday June 21: Departs KMC NYC (127 West 24th Street, New York) for the Temple: 4pm sharp

Sunday June 23: Departs the Temple (47 Sweeney Road, Glen Spey) for KMC NYC: 2pm sharp

Cost: $55

If you would like to take the shuttle to and from the Country Retreat, make sure to include this item in your booking cart when registering for the event. Seats on the bus are limited.