Kadampa Meditation Center – New York – National Kadampa Temple in the Catskills

Our National Temple, the Kadampa Meditation Center New York, is located in Glen Spey, New York, near Port Jervis, just two hours outside of New York City. Personally designed by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, based on the mandala of Buddha Heruka, and containing a magnificent shrine with beautiful Buddha statues, reliefs and paintings, the temple is an inspiring and holy object.

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 Ven. Geshe-la. Gen Samten’s teachings are clear and heartfelt. Visit KMC New York’s new-window website for more information.

We organize regular retreats at the Kadampa Meditation Center (KMC). We are fortunate to be able to offer such a serene and blessed environment for students to take the Dharma deeply to heart.

Join us for Our Annual KMC NYC Weekend in the Catskills 

June 21 – 23, 2019 – everyone welcome! 

Every year, KMC NYC hosts a weekend away at the upstate Temple. This is a unique opportunity for our Sangha to take time away together, and receive teachings from Kadam Morten on emptiness. This year, Kadam Morten will explore the relationship between emptiness and compassion, and how it is emptiness that enables us to let go of our ordinary identity and become a bodhisattva — a being bound for enlightenment.

For those who are interested, the course will be immediately followed by a 3-day silent retreat with Gen Samten (Sunday, June 23 – Wednesday, June 26). This retreat will provide a way to deepen and stabilize our understanding of the the teachings given over the weekend.

Registration for both the weekend course and the 3-day silent retreat open on Saturday, May 11.