Everyone Welcome

The US Festival is a truly amazing event in such a special place, where all the best conditions are provided to inspire your spiritual life.
Festival Program

Festival Program

During this festival, we have the chance to gather in the Kadampa World Peace Temple to receive the blessing empowerment of the Buddha of Loving Kindness, Buddha Maitreya. Through receiving Maitreya’s powerful blessings, we can develop the most profoundly loving heart. Gen-la Dekyong will also give teachings on how to create a world of loving-kindness by starting with ourself.

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Venerable Geshe-la is a truly international Teacher whose wish is to benefit everyone without exception. To this end, among his many extraordinary actions, Venerable Geshe-la has founded the three International Kadampa Festivals, National Festivals (like the US Festival) and regional Dharma Celebrations, which are organized every year and enjoyed by thousands of people from all over the world.

Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

Gen-la Dekyong has been a disciple of Venerable Geshe-la for 37 years. She is the General Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU and Resident Teacher at Manjushri KMC, the mother center of modern Kadampa Buddhism. She teaches extensively at major events around the world and is greatly respected for the power and sincerity of her teachings and the warmth of her personality.

US Festival Kadampa Meditation Center New York

A Spiritual Vacation

Come for the day to receive the empowerment of Buddha Maitreya or extend your Festival for the full "spiritual vacation" experience. Between sessions enjoy the company of Sangha friends from around the country or explore the natural beauty surrounding the Temple.

US Festival Kadampa Meditation Center New York

World Peace Temple

This year, the US Festival will be held at Kadampa Meditation Center New York (KMC NY) in Glen Spey, NY, the national center for the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) in the United States and one of only five traditional Kadampa temples in the world. KMC New York, its World Peace Temple and grounds were consecrated and blessed by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Registration Information

Registration Information

There are many registration options for your Festival experience -- check out details on onsite and offsite accommodations, meals, transportation and other important information.