There are currently over 1,200 Kadampa Buddhist centers and branches in 40 countries around the world, each with qualified teachers and a full program of introductory classes, structured study programs and meditation retreats. Here are just some of our local sister centers – some have numerous branch locations throughout the Tri-State area.

KMC-New York and World Peace Temple in Glen Spey, NY
KMC-New York City in Manhattan, NYC
KMC-Long Island in Huntington, NY
Vajralight Buddhist Center in Westchester, NY
Dharmachakra Kadampa Buddhist Center in Vauxhall, NJ


Abiding in Wisdom:
The Empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa

Vajra Light Buddhist Center • December 2 • With Kadam Donna Campanelli

An empowerment is beautiful guided meditation through which we receive a Buddha’s inspiring blessings, heal our mental continuum, and awaken our spiritual potential. Kadam Donna will grant the empowerment of the Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa connecting us to a powerful source of wisdom, compassion, and spiritual power that will sustain us throughout our spiritual life. We will also learn how to engage in the practice of Heart Jewel to continually increase our wisdom for our own and others’ benefit and happiness. Anyone can attend this event. It is suitable for all levels.



Dissolving the Duality of Self & Others:
The Empowerment of Buddha Manjushri & Guided Retreat on Exchanging Self with Others

KMC-NY • December 26 – 31 • With Gen Samten

Receive the blessing empowerment of the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri and awaken your own innate clarity in our upstate New York World Peace Temple. Experience the freedom and joy of losing the sense of separation between yourself and those you meet and think about. Transcend personal suffering through embracing all living beings everywhere with an open heart of universal compassion.


Winter Retreats:
The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra

KMC-NY • January 11 – March 21 • With Gen Samten

The Winter Retreats at KMC New York in Glen Spey consists of ten stand-alone retreats based on The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Choose the retreat that inspires you and take your practice to the next level. The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra are a blessed wisdom lineage transmitted from Manjushri and passed through the centuries to our Spiritual Guide. All the retreats will be under the guidance of Gen Samten, a senior disciple of Venerable Geshe-la with more than 30 years experience. For the first 6 weeks we will observe partial silence across the property – from the time you wake up until lunch. The last 4 weeks of retreat will be in complete silence.



2019 International Festival Dates & Websites

Every year the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU) – organizes a world wide program of special courses on Buddhism and meditation that explain how to apply Buddha's teachings (Dharma) to modern living.  This includes International Festivals, National Festivals and Dharma Celebrations. The events vary in length from two days to two weeks, but whatever their duration they all offer a vacation with a difference – a chance to break free from the hectic routines of daily life and focus on the things that really matter. You will come away not only refreshed and relaxed but also spiritually re-energised.

International Spring Festival • Manjushri Center, UK • May 24 – 29
International Summer Festival • Manjushri Center, UK • July 26 – August 10
International Fall Festival • International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon, USA • September 27 – October 3