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US National Kadampa Festival

  • Kadampa Meditation Center New York 47 Sweeney Road Glen Spey, NY 12737 (map)

Everyone is welcome to the US National Kadampa Festival, a truly amazing event to lift your spiritual life to the next level. Join people from across the country to develop meaningful experiences of Dharma, Buddha’s teachings, which can be brought into our daily lives.

What to Expect?


Receive the blessing empowerment of Arya Green Tara and teachings with Gen-la Khyenrab, Retired General Spiritual Direction of the NKT-IKBU. Enjoy guided meditations from senior teachers of Kadampa Buddhism. In the breaks, enjoy the company of friends in the World Peace Cafe or explore the natural beauty surrounding the World Peace Temple at KMC New York, in Glen Spey.

Is the Festival appropriate for beginners? 

Yes! Buddha’s teachings can be heard and understood at many levels, and therefore can appeal to a great variety of people regardless of their experience. Whether you know a little about Buddhism or nothing at all, the festival is designed to touch your heart.


Who is Arya Green Tara?

Known as "the Mother of the Conquerors", Tara is a female Buddha, who is a manifestation of the ultimate wisdom of all the Buddhas. Arya means "Superior" and means that she is a liberated being and has the power to liberate others. 

World Peace Temple

Nestled in the Catskills, KMC New York is the annual home of the US Festival. With peaceful walking trails, meditation spots and abundant wildlife, it is a perfect place to relax and enjoy your spiritual holiday.