Free Things to do in Upstate New York Sullivan Catskills Nature Trails & Tours Open @ Kadampa Buddhist World Peace Temple | What’s happening in Westchester

Free Things to do in Upstate New York Sullivan Catskills Nature Trails & Tours Open @ Kadampa Buddhist World Peace Temple

The World Peace Temple at Kadampa Meditation Center in Sullivan County Catskills Upstate New York Open, free to the public. Kids, Families, pets on leash welcome. Free Tours @ the World Peace Buddhist Temple, hike nature trails, outdoor cafe coffee shop, Buddhist Bookstore & Gift Shop. Enjoy walking on the grounds, including nature trails, a pond, garden, streams & soft springy moss. Outdoor seating areas, picnic tables & hidden nature benches. Temple Grounds & trails open daily 9:00AM – Dusk

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Kadampa Meditation Center New York's 82 acres include tranquil spots to sit & contemplate in nature, photo-worthy views of the World Peace Temple, and short nature trails in the woodlands

Stroll around the Kadampa Buddhist World Peace Temple. Buddhists believe that walking around a Temple that houses a statue of Buddha brings great good fortune. It is called ‘circumambulating’ and is usually done in a clockwise direction.
The Temple is one of five Kadampa Temples around the world. The Temple’s unique design is based on the celestial palace of Heruka, the Buddha of Compassion.
The design also represents all the stages of the spiritual path.
Just seeing it reminds us that we have the potential to improve our human nature and qualities through developing the capacity of our mind.
For more information call 845-856-9000 or visit
Open Hours subject to change. Please check our online calendar. See website for Visitor Guidelines due to COVID – 19.

We are open and offering Meditation classes, Buddhism courses and retreats, attend in person or online live stream ZOOM.

If you are looking for unique things to do in upstate NY or hidden places in upstate New York, Kadampa Meditation Center World Peace Buddhist Temple is one! Located at 47 Sweeney Road, Glen Spey, NY 12737, just 4 miles from Hawk's Nest Highway - iconic New State 97 - Upper Delaware Scenic Byway. This is an amazing free upstate New York destination attraction in all seasons Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.

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 Kadampa Meditation Center New York located in Sullivan County Catskills in Glen Spey, NY, has a limited onsite schedule at this time due to COVID-19. We are offering live virtual meditation classes, online meditation retreats and workshops via Zoom, for all levels of interest and experience, beginner friendly meditation classes, silent retreats and Buddhism courses. Free online Buddhist prayer, chanted in English, offered daily and open to everyone through Facebook Live.

Kadampa Meditation Center New York weekly meditation classes offered in Beacon NY, Saratoga Springs NY, Port Jervis NY, Warwick NY, Sparta NJ and Scranton PA are all temporarily canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Featured in Forbes’ article: “Escape New York City for a Peaceful Meditation Retreat in the Catskills and ranked #1 Best Meditation Retreat in “10 Dreamy Meditation Retreats” in, Kadampa Meditation Center New York offers online meditation courses and retreats to help everyone cultivate peace of mind and happiness.

Kadampa Meditation Center New York World Peace Temple in Sullivan County Catskills in Upstate NY is reopened, Free to the Public. Tour the Buddhist World Peace Temple, Hike, Walk Nature Trails, Buddhist Book Store, Gift Shop and Outdoor Cafe Coffee shop, Tea, Snacks and locally homemade baked goods. Families & Pets on a leash welcome.

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


47 Sweeney Rd Off of Sullivan County Route 31, just 4 miles from iconic Hawk's Nest Highway
Glen Spey, NY, 12737
United States


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