Visit the Kadampa World Peace Temple

Located just two hours out of NYC

Everyone Welcome

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.

For Kadampa practitioners the Temple has become a place of refuge that many visit each year, a perfect retreat setting where it's possible to disconnect from busy life and find inspiration and encouragement in our meditation practice.

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.

Resident Teacher:
Gen Samten

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.

Find Out More

If you would like to visit the Temple, check out their website for upcoming courses and events.

You can also call them at 845.856.9000