Group & School Visits

We have been hosting group visits for many years. People come to see the World Peace Temple, learn about the spiritual life of the Buddhists who live here, and enjoy the beautiful grounds including nature trails, streams and ponds.

Standard group tours include a Temple tour which will focus on the beautiful images and symbolism contained within the Temple.  The tour will also explain how the Temple and its grounds are used by people seeking peace and spiritual inspiration.

We also offer a beginner-friendly guided meditation, which includes an explanation of the benefits of meditation, how to meditate and a guided meditation that participants will be able to remember and use in daily life if they wish.

Tours and meditations will include time for questions.

The tours and meditations are suitable for people of all ages, from school groups to adults.

Cost for children & students (ages 4-17)
• $2.50 per child for a Temple tour
• $2.50 per child for a Guided Meditation
• School groups are welcome to bring packed lunches.

Cost for adults (per person):
• $5 for the Temple tour
• $5 for guided meditation
• Adult tours can also include a $5 vegetarian meal (+$2.50 for coffee/tea and dessert)

For more information call (845) 856-9000 or email

Getting to our World Peace Buddhist Temple, NY and near NJ and PA is an easy journey by train from Penn Station. Affordable accommodation is also available.