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Chuang Yen Monastery

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Peaceful place to visit

A beautiful place to visit. I walked around the grounds, sat by the lake and watched the fish, ate... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Peaceful and beautiful place!

I really love this place! Peaceful and beautiful, the grounds, the main building and this amazing... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2019
Scarsdale, New York
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Visitors learn about the principles of Buddhism by attending meditation classes provided in both English and Chinese.
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RD 2, Route 301, Carmel, NY 10512
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A beautiful place to visit. I walked around the grounds, sat by the lake and watched the fish, ate the delicious vegetarian lunch and went on the guided tour. The Buddha statue is very impressive. To get there, I got the train from Grand Central...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If I could I would not give this horrible place even one star!..I don’t know what kind of terribly cheap strong chemicals they using to clean carpet there!..Me and my young daughter got terrible contact dermatitis on our feet after walking barefoot inside the temple...Two...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

I really love this place! Peaceful and beautiful, the grounds, the main building and this amazing Buddha, all you can do is just stared at it and feel calm. The structure of the building is also beautiful! Then the lake and thousands of fish! The...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 7, 2019

While it is a Monastery in every sense of the word, you do not feel ovewhelmed by it, rather you come away with whatever you let yourself feel. For me, it was a deep sense of calm. Allow extra time to hike the trails near...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 10, 2019

Chuang yen monastery really is an enchanting temple to visit, the whole grounds is so inspiring and peaceful , and once you step into the large temple building , your eyes just open wide and a wow comes out from your mouth, the buddha statue...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 5, 2019

Humbling experience. The grounds are beautiful, the temple was inspiring. Beautiful place to reflect and think. Extremely inspirational.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

I have been wanting to visit Chuang Yen Monastery for a few weeks. The rain finally let up and we were able to take a scenic ride. The grounds and monastery were picturesque and you can feel the stillness in the air.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

Be there now...if you feel no piece leave immediately and never return. Beautiful grounds. largest statue of Buddha in North America.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019

The walk from the entrance to the temples was inspiring and grand in its own way especially from a visitors perspective. I am not a believer or practitioner but I find inspiration in other religions and my interest in history and various custom and traditions...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jess d
Reviewed April 11, 2019

If you are pondering about LIFE and everything in between come here in this hidden treasure in lower Hudson Valley and find a PEACE OF MIND,

Date of experience: September 2018
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March 12, 2018|
Response from Daphne L |
Take the metro north Harlem line to “southeast” and take a taxi
February 24, 2018|
Response from joev914 | Reviewed this property |
That's one question, not two.
November 6, 2016|
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Response from Maggie W |
Yes, you can bring dogs on the outside grounds. I bring my shihtzu there every year for the past 5-6 years.