Attending a Festival in-person at a traditional Kadampa Temple is a life-changing experience. This year’s in-person gathering will look a bit different due to Covid-19 guidelines required by New York State, but the experience of joining like-minded people in a blessed place will be just as meaningful. 

Because Gen-la Dekyong is recording from Manjushri KMC, we will view the empowerment and her teachings on a large screen in the Temple. Gen Rigpa, Kadam Morten and Gen Chokyi will be teaching their sessions live at the Temple. 

It is incredibly impactful to engage in listening to, contemplating and meditating on the teachings in a group of like-minded people. Between sessions, enjoy our cafe, bookstore and gift shop and KMC New York’s 82 acres of woodlands and trails. Find out more about KMC New York

Covid-19 guidelines we will follow during the US Festival in-person:

  • The number of attendees allowed in-person will be very limited (under 100 people) 
  • All attendees will be required to show proof of Covid-19 negative test results to attend in-person
  • All seats in the Temple will be spaced 6 ft apart from each other
  • Face coverings are required in the Temple until seated
  • Socially-distanced outdoor dining and cafe seating will be available
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection of high-touch surfaces will be done throughout the day following CDC guidelines
  • Hand sanitizer and hand-washing stations will be available throughout the site

Onsite Accommodations

Limited onsite accommodations are available on a first come/first serve basis for this event. Our indoor accommodations are all simple but comfortable. Dorm and shared room spaces are not available for this event. Please note that all indoor accommodations are in buildings that have shared bathrooms and kitchens. Camping (bring your own gear or rent a pre-erected tent) is also available at KMC New York. Campers will have access to the shared bathrooms and kitchens in the accommodation buildings. For more information on accommodations visit the Festival Fees page. 

Offsite Accommodations

If you would like to attend the US Festival in-person but stay offsite, please check out these options:

VRBO options available here

AirBnB options are also available here.

Inn the Glen
7 Sweeney Rd, Glen Spey, NY 12737
A 2 minute walk to KMC NY
Tel: (845) 468-4247

Hampton Inn
122 Westfall Town Dr, Matamoras, PA 18336
a 25 minute drive to KMC NY
Tel: (570) 491-5280

Best Western Inn at Hunts Landing
120 U.S. 6, Matamoras, PA 18336
a 25 minute drive to KMC NY
Tel: (570) 491-2400