American Temple

The second Kadampa Buddhist Temple was built at the Kadampa Meditation Center USA. It is scheduled to be consecrated by Geshe Kelsang at the American International Kadampa Buddhist Festival in October 2006.

The Kadampa Meditation Center USA is located in 82 acres of undulating land in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains in New York State.

The site is very beautiful and peaceful, a sanctuary for local wildlife – it is difficult to believe it is just 2 hours’ drive from New York City! See map

The Temple covers 13,000 square feet, and houses many magnificent statues, including a 2.5 meter Buddha, the largest cast in the West.

There are also plans for a Bookstore/Café to be built in the woods alongside the Temple.

Click here to view the stages of the construction of the Temple as recorded in monthly photo newsletters.

To visit the Temple, call 845-856-9000 or e-mail

Kadampa Meditation Center USA, Sweeney Rd, Glen Spey, NY 12737

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