A Perfect Place
for Retreat


Over the years, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche has visited KMC New York three times, blessing the entire property and the Temple—providing one of the necessary conditions for a qualified place of retreat. The above photo was taken in 2006 at the Fire Puja site.

A Pure Environment

The World Peace Temple at KMC New York

  • Within the stillness of retreat, we are able to step back from the busyness of our daily life and focus on what is truly meaningful.
  • Simply dwelling at the Temple our worries and problems fall away leaving us to enjoy a feeling of happiness and peace that arises naturally from within.
  • Amongst the breathtaking and natural beauty of the woodlands and Temple grounds, enjoy the warmth and hospitality of a spiritual community, and the company of people from all over the world gathered together with a single purpose: to deepen their experience of Kadam Dharma through meditation.
  • As our mind begins to settle we experience deeper and deeper levels of concentration and peace. Our heart mixes with the beauty of Kadam Dharma and our life is changed forever.


Living in a Harmonious Community


All of KMC New York’s courses and retreats are completely run by volunteers. All retreat attendees will be asked to volunteer in at least one area each day as part of their retreat commitments. Volunteering is a very important way of creating merit, or positive energy, to help us have a successful retreat and participant volunteering ensures a smooth retreat for everyone.


KMC New York is part of an international spiritual community dedicated to achieving world peace through following the Buddhist path. Our community consists of warm, friendly practitioners, striving to exemplify their faith through service. This includes providing excellent retreat conditions and a supportive environment that gives everyone, regardless of experience, the opportunity to engage in a qualified retreat. During the breaks, you can take time to discuss the teachings and meditative experiences or simply enjoy the space with others in silence.