Food for Thought

Gourmet Meditation in the World Peace Cafe

A Gourmet Meditation

Friday Night Meditation & Meal

Start with a relaxing guided meditation in the World Peace Temple, followed by a delicious 3-course meal in the Temple's World Peace Cafe. Enjoy your dinner overlooking the woodlands, streams and gardens. It'll be easy to put the stresses and tensions of daily life behind you as you enjoy an evening of relaxation with a gourmet vegetarian meal in the company of a kind community.

These events often sell out, so book early!

Food for Thought Gourmet Meditation

*NOTE: Meals are vegetarian, but may include dairy, eggs or gluten. Unfortunately we aren't able to cater to special diets. For allergy concerns, please call us before registering to ensure that the meal will be appropriate for you. (845) 856-9000

Schedule & Dates

Reception open: 6:00pm Meditation: 6:30pm Meal: 7:00pm

These evenings are popular and spaces are limited so please reserve early.

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Cost & Registration

Cost is $20 per person or $35 for two people


Interested in a Weekend Away?

Over the course of the weekend, we offer a variety of classes and events that provide a structured yet relaxed stay. On Saturday, spend the morning at our Half-Day Meditation Workshops. The course is followed by a vegetarian lunch with the community and a quiet afternoon to enjoy the World Peace Café and bookstore. In the evening we will have our regular chanted prayers which you are welcome to attend free of charge. On Sunday morning, you'll get the opportunity to receive teachings from our Resident Teacher Gen Samten Kelsang at Prayers for World Peace.