US 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.
Many thousands of people have spent many hours listening to qualified teachings and engaging in prayers and meditation in this precious and holy place. We are incredibly fortunate to have such an auspicious place as the venue of our national festival.
Located just two hours outside of New York City, in the Catskills region, amid 82 acres of lush woodland, KMC New York is a perfect venue for a spiritual vacation. In addition to the rich spiritual program, Festival-goers have plenty of time to enjoy being with friends, hikes on the many trails, exploring one of the many quaint towns along the Delaware River, or finding a quiet place to be still and introspective.