The Northeast Dharma Celebration takes place at Kadampa Meditation Center New York, located in the Sullivan Catskills in New York. All of the Celebration sessions are held in the US World Peace Temple.

  • Take a meaningful vacation in the Catskills along the Delaware River
  • Receive live teachings and meditate in the blessed environment of the World Peace Temple
  • Connect with other spiritual practitioners in-person
  • Enjoy 82 acres of woodlands, nature trails, ponds, and streams at KMC New York

There are only five traditional Kadampa Temples in the entire world. These holy buildings are beacons of peace in this troubled world. The US World Peace Temple at KMC New York provides the perfect environment to listen to Buddha’s teachings and engage in meditation. Learn more about the temple

Click here for more information regarding pricing, accommodations and meals.Please note if you attend in-person, you will NOT receive links to view online.

COVID-19 Guidelines

The CDC has designated Sullivan County, NY, where KMC NY is located, as a “high transmission” area and recommends universal masking. The NEDC COVID-19 protocols are:

  • Masks (covering both nose and mouth fully), regardless of vaccination status, are required in all common areas of the houses and center buildings, including the Temple, shop and cafe. 
  • Due to the number of attendees, we ask that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks (covering both nose and mouth fully) in the Temple during all sessions.
  • Volunteers who are serving food in the dining tent or helping in the cafe and shop should wear masks (covering both nose and mouth fully) on their volunteer shift.
  • As much as possible, please try to eat outside rather than in the cafe or buildings. 
  • We request that unvaccinated individuals not stay in dorm or shared accommodations, but instead book private/single rooms, camping or off-site accommodations.
  • Those who are staying in the shared or dorm rooms are required to receive a negative COVID-19 test before arrival. This includes a negative test result from a PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before your arrival to KMC New York, OR a negative test result from a COVID-19 rapid antigen test (including over the counter tests) taken within six (6) hours of your arrival to KMC NY.

You must agree to follow the COVID-19 protocols required to attend this in-person event. Due to the circumstances around COVID-19, these protocols may change to protect the safety of individuals attending. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. By attending, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

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