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

Receive the blessing empowerment of Medicine Buddha and teachings from How to Solve Our Human Problems with Gen-la Jampa. Through these blessings and teachings, we have the opportunity to begin to heal our mental continuum, help others through engaging in healing actions and bring peace to our world.

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

at Kadampa Meditation Center New York

In 2006 Venerable Geshe-la opened the second Kadampa World Peace Temple at KMC New York by granting Medicine Buddha empowerment and giving the oral transmission of How to Solve Our Human Problems. Everything at the US Festival is a manifestation of the incomparable kindness of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

Gen-la Kelsang Jampa

Gen-la Jampa has studied under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche and taught internationally for many years; he is greatly admired for his good heart and clear, inspiring teachings. Gen-la Jampa is the Deputy Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU and the Resident Teacher at IKRC Grand Canyon.

A Spiritual Vacation

Come for the day to receive the empowerment of Medicine Buddha 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.

World Peace Temple

Blessed and opened by Venerable Geshe-la in 2006, KMC New York is the home of the annual US Festival. Nestled in the Sullivan Catskills, the Temple grounds offer peaceful walking trails, meditation spots and abundant wildlife. It is a perfect place to relax.

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.