Kadampa Meditation Center New York is hosting the US Festival. KMC New York is the national center for Kadampa Buddhism in the United States and is home to the US World Peace Temple. KMC New York was the second traditional Kadampa Temple in the world opened by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche in 2006. It is one of five traditional Temples in the world, with the sixth currently being built in Spain right now!

Although, due to travel restrictions this year, Gen-la Dekyong will be recording from Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, KMC New York will be hosting the Festival online for people to enjoy across the United States; and hosting a limited in-person US Festival where Gen Demo, Gen Chokyi and Kadam Morten will teach live. 

Like-minded Community

By attending the Festival in-person you have the opportunity to connect with people who share the same spiritual goals and intentions as us. It is incredibly powerful to join in to the Festival teachings, meditations and retreat with our US Sangha in the holy Temple. Between sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with new and old friends.

If you cannot be at KMC New York in person, you still have the opportunity to watch the Festival online. Many people who have been able to watch any of the Kadampa Festivals available online last year have said that they felt like they were present in the Temple with the Teacher receiving the extraordinary blessings of that holy place. We hope many people around the United States will enjoy the same experience this year.


KMC New York is in the Catskills region of New York, a short drive away from the Delaware River. The center sits on 82 acres of woodlands, with gardens, ponds, streams and nature trails. This peaceful place creates the perfect environment to receive and contemplate Buddha’s teachings and meditations. 

World Peace Cafe & Bookstore

The World Peace Cafe & Bookstore sit within the verandas of the World Peace Temple at KMC New York. Between Festival sessions, enjoy an espresso drink and snack in the cafe or browse the bookstore and gift shop. 

World Peace Cafe-2018 US Festival