The program at Kadampa Meditation Center New York offers scientific methods for improving our human nature and qualities through developing the capacity of our mind. The year-round program of courses and retreats caters for people at all meditation levels – from complete beginners to advanced practitioners.

The program is open to everyone – young, old, working, retired, singles, couples, and families. The center welcomes people from all faiths and those who do not subscribe to any faith. You do not have to be a Buddhist to take part in the program or to benefit from it. KMC New York is dedicated to the attainment of world peace by offering everyone the opportunity to develop lasting mental peace through meditation and related practices.

The Center also provides a unique tourist experience that includes tours of the World Peace Temple (only one of four traditional Kadampa Temples in the world), our World Peace Café, bookstore and gift shop. Our 82 acres of lush woodland is located in the Upper Delaware River Valley and includes many nature trails. The center is available to day visitors, group and educational visits, and of course anyone who attends a course or retreat at the center.