Imagine a Pure World…

Now Experience One!

Join us for U.S. Festival 2019

Friday, April 26th – Wednesday, May 1st
Kadampa World Peace Temple, Glen Spey
47 Sweeney Road, Glen Spey, NY
See US Festival website for pricing.

An integral part of the New Kadampa Tradition is Dharma festivals. Geshe-la’s vision is to give practitioners the means to put down their daily life problems and distractions and step into a world focused solely on the practice of Dharma. When our only job is to think about, talk about, dream about, and practice Dharma, something amazing happens: we see what it’s really like to practice purely, and we experience the incredible effects. It’s this taste of purity that deeply changes us, and strengthens our resolve to train our minds.

The festival starts with a welcome and introduction on Friday evening, April 26th. The main event, the empowerment blessing ceremony of Medicine Buddha, is on Saturday morning, followed by teachings from Saturday afternoon to Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday are dedicated to retreat, where there is a greater emphasis on meditation and taking the teachings more deeply into our minds.

One-day Shuttle Service from KMC NYC to the Temple.

Departs KMC NYC (127 West 24th Street, New York): 8am sharp

Departs Kadampa World Peace Temple (47 Sweeney Road, Glen Spey): 7:30pm

Cost: $55

If you can’t make it for the full festival or the weekend, you can still attend the main event: the Medicine Buddha empowerment as well as the first teaching on Saturday, April 27th. KMC NYC offers a one-day shuttle service, departing from Chelsea at 8am and returning at 7:30pm.

The schedule ensures you are onsite for the Medicine Buddha empowerment and afternoon teaching, as well as lunch and dinner.

Please note: This shuttle service is provided by Kadampa Meditation Center NYC, not the festival. If you plan on attending, it’s still necessary to register and pay for the empowerment and meals via the festival website.

Register for the US Festival by Thursday April 25th and you’ll receive your festival registration pass on the bus.

Shuttle registration closes Friday, April 26th at 3:00pm.

For more information please contact Rebecca at