Prayers for World Peace

Inspiration, Meditation & Special Methods to Transform Your Life

Sundays Weekly, 11am-12:30pm
An uplifting class with Buddhist Monk Gen Samten that includes a short teaching, guided meditations and inspiring prayers for World Peace.


World Peace Temple
47 Sweeney Rd.
Glen Spey, NY 12737

Day & Time

Sunday Mornings
11am – 12:30pm

Drop-in, no pre-registration required.


By donation. KMC NY is a non-profit organization. All donations from this class go toward supporting the International Temples Project for World Peace.


Please Note: Due to the International Winter Retreats at the Temple, we will not have our regular community meals from January 5-March 11. Lunches resume March 18.

The Teacher

Gen Samten Kelsang

Gen Samten has been studying and practicing Buddhism for over thirty years and is one of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s most senior students. He is well-known for his inspiring, clear and practical way of presenting Buddha’s teachings and meditation. Learn more about Gen Samten.

Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible.Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

What to expect

  • Guided Meditation

    Be guided in a short breathing meditation and connect to an experience of inner peace. No prior experience is necessary.

  • Short Talk

    Every week the teachings explore one aspect of Dharma, or Buddha’s teachings, which focus on solutions to problems in daily life, inducing genuine optimism and increased happiness.

  • Prayers for World Peace

    Enjoy beautiful chanted prayers to enhance your experience of peace and happiness. Singing is not required and prayer booklets are available.

  • Relax & Enjoy

    Enjoy the company of like-minded people after class in the Temple, Café and Bookstore.

Our meditation classes are very accessible. You do not need to bring any mats or wear any special clothing. We provide both cushions and chairs, and there is no physical exercise, yoga, or stretching involved.
Feel free to come however you are comfortable. We ask people to remove shoes and hats when you enter the meditation room.
Nothing in particular, but some people like to take notes so you may wish to bring a notepad and pen.
Yes, our Prayers for World Peace is perfect for everyone – no previous meditation experience is necessary and all classes are self-contained. Drop into one class or attend the entire series.
No, our classes are presented in a way that is accessible to everyone, and no religious obligation is required.
For those students who want to deepen their experience of Buddhism, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso designed the Foundation Program (FP). FP allows us to become more deeply familiar with Buddhist teachings by systematically studying one of five texts on the FP curriculum.