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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Tibetan Buddhist Monastery

Open Now: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A wonderful spot to visit and see how the monks live. We did not take a tour but looked around in... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Wilmington, North Carolina
Interesting, not "amazing."

This is a unique and interesting insight into the buddhist religion. Our guide was an expat... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Viera, Florida, USA
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A beautiful and serene monastery that serves as a retreat and study center and is worth a visit.
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335 Mead Mountain Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498-1038
+1 845-679-5906
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 12 July 2009

Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Tibetan Buddhist Monastery is known by friends as "KTD". The beautiful monastery is built in the Tibetan architectural tradition. The views from the top of its mountain perch are stunning. The monks, staff and volunteers are welcoming and hospitable. They have ceremonies...More

21  Thank littlesacredstreams
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Reviewed 30 August 2010

WOW. I couldnt beleive what a dissappointment this place was. I guess because the only thing I have to comapre it to is the Chuang Yen Monastery in Carmel NY. http://www.baus.org/en/ And it could not even HOLD a candle to this place. When we arrived...More

6  Thank Nicole S
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

A wonderful spot to visit and see how the monks live. We did not take a tour but looked around in our own. There is a beautiful trail that leads down to a pond that is very peaceful.

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Reviewed 15 July 2018

This is a unique and interesting insight into the buddhist religion. Our guide was an expat european who was interesting as well, but we would have preferred a more authentic representative. We learned a lot about buddhism. Recommend if you have interest in the subject.

Thank FloridaFamilyofFive
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Well worth the trip. Lots to see and feel in this amazing environment. You don't have to be religious to enjoy this monastery.

1  Thank mfranz02807
Reviewed 8 April 2018

This place brings you into a calmer mood unless you are the most ignorant ;) The shrine is stunning, the whole atmosphere captivating. There a very good bookstore.

Thank matthewilfoe
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Such a beautiful place - I love wandering around their bookstore to find things to read, and just love the main shrine room to meditate.

Thank BHBrooks
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Cultural place to stop and admire. It's not very big, but the public can sit in the main shrine room, sans footwear and meditate or observe the shrine. Some people were actual Buddhists, but most were there, like me, to get a feel for the...More

2  Thank kimd04
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Loved the architecture of the building, a solemn place to sit and pray. There are also 2 other small old buildings for prayer that are more rustic. Very nice

Thank carcabbi92
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I was a cook at this Tibetan Monastery, which sits on top of Meads Mountain in the Catskills, in 1999. Since then, I've lived at the foot of that mountain in historic, picturesque Woodstock, NY. Every time I have a guest who's visiting me for...More

5  Thank ChannahAbraham
Reviewed 29 August 2017

If you have never seen a genuine Buddhist temple this is worth the trip. The place is decorated in a very colorful, gilded, ornate and colorful way. This is not a tourist trap but a working place of worship. The main room where the statue...More

3  Thank AJS-NY
Reviewed 17 August 2017

we visited the monastery because we were across the road for a hike......It only took a few minuets of time to tour....

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Wendy W
17 August 2017|
Response from Mark R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know their schedule. I'd suggest you contact them directly. It seems the timing of some of their events are fluid.
19 August 2016|
Response from Candice C | Reviewed this property |
Can't remember but relatively early. The grounds are sort of open, and there is a board on the outside of the bookstore with hours for the temples.
15 October 2015|
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Response from Tom C | Reviewed this property |
That's a very good question and , honestly, I'm not sure. Certainly they wouldn't be allowed inside, but In want to say I've seen dogs on the grounds. Well behaved, on a leash, quiet could be better behaved than many... More