The Good Qualities
of the International Winter Retreats
The International Winter Retreats at KMC New York provides Kadampa practitioners with an extremely diverse yet comprehensive lineup of retreats. The topics and presentation by Gen Samten perfectly address the needs of anyone wishing to deepen their experience of Kadam Dharma in modern times. It consists of ten week-long retreats that are stand-alone and are based on The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Choose a retreat topic that inspires you and take your meditation practice to the next level.
The World Peace Temple
at KMC New York
A Building for World Peace
The US Kadampa World Peace Temple is very blessed. Just entering the interior of the Temple, a sense of peace and tranquility is palpable. This spiritual power found inside the temple makes it the ideal place engage in focused meditation retreat.
The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra
The Very Essence of Buddhadharma
Each of the Winter Retreats are based on The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. This is presented by Gen Samten in a special way that provides the structure for everyone to gain deep experience of their meaning.
Venerable Geshe-la has made numerous revisions and clarifications to guide the reader ever more confidently through the profound and world-transforming practice of Mahamudra – the very essence of Buddha’s teachings of Sutra and Tantra.
This precious book reveals the uncommon practice of Tantric Mahamudra of the Ganden Oral Lineage, which the author received directly from his Spiritual Guide, Vajradhara Trijang Rinpoche. It explains clearly and concisely the entire spiritual path from the initial preliminary practices to the final completion stages of Highest Yoga Tantra that enable us to attain full enlightenment in this life.
The meditations and instructions presented during the International Winter Retreats will be based on this special text.
Personalize Your Retreat
Three Ways of Joining in Retreat
Come for the Weekend
If you are interested in gaining a taste of retreat, coming to the start of a retreat is a great option. Leave your smartphone at home and decide to take a break from your daily activities and allow your mind to abide in the peace of meditation. In order to maintain the integrity of the week’s retreat, dropping into a retreat after the weekend is discouraged.
Everything was wonderful! The spiritual program was excellent all the way around, and your hospitality was wonderful! Thank you for everything you do to support our practice.
Come for a Week
Our International Winter Retreats provide you with an extremely diverse and comprehensive lineup of retreats. The topics and presentation by Gen Samten perfectly address the needs of anyone wishing to deepen their experience of Kadam Dharma in modern day times. It consists of nine week-long modules that are stand-alone. Choose a retreat topic that inspires you and take your meditation practice to the next level.
“The range of retreat options provided was really nice. There were so many choices: the week, topic and whether or not you wanted silence.”Retreat Attendee
Immersion into retreat is blissful and peaceful. Through attending multiple weeks or the entire 10-week season, a transformation of mind will develop deep within your heart. Your heart will mix with the beauty of Kadam Dharma and your life will change forever.
“The silent retreats were wonderful! I appreciated being able to stay quiet for long periods of time, to go inside my heart and remain there!”