Visit the Kadampa World Peace Temple
Located just two hours out of NYC
Nestled deep within the Catskills, about 10 miles northwest of Port Jervis, NY, is one of the five Kadampa World Peace temples in the world. Set on 82 acres of lush woodland, the Temple is open to everyone -- those wanting to make a day-trip and enjoy the nature trails and abundant wildlife as well as those looking to attend one of the many meditation courses or retreats hosted by the Temple
A Place of Pilgramage for Many Practitioners
Since its opening in 2006, the Temple has become an internationally renowned center for meditation and hosts many Buddhist festivals, empowerments and retreats.
The grounds of the Temple are special in and of themselves. There are various hiking trails you can walk and find your own private meditation spot. When you're ready to return, enjoy a home-cooked meal with the Dharma community who live on the property or stop off at the World Peace cafe for some delicious coffee and cake.
The resident teacher at the Kadampa Meditation Center is Western Buddhist monk, Gen Samten. He has been studying, practicing and teaching Buddhism for many years under the guidance of Venerable Geshe-la. Gen Samten’s teachings are clear and heartfelt.