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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Tibetan Buddhist Monastery

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Gorgeous Temple

Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Tibetan Buddhist Monastery is located on the outskirts of Woodstock up a... read more

Reviewed November 23, 2018
Lambertville, New Jersey

A wonderful spot to visit and see how the monks live. We did not take a tour but looked around in... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2018
Wilmington, North Carolina
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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
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All reviews main shrine buddhist monastery overlook mountain across the road friendly place main room remove your shoes saturday tour guided tour hiking trail parking lot open to the public worth the trip meditation bookstore meditate prayer
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Reviewed November 23, 2018

Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Tibetan Buddhist Monastery is located on the outskirts of Woodstock up a beautiful winding road. If you have an interest in Buddhism or monastery life, it's worth the trip up the mountain. We did not arrive in time for the daily guided...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 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.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank mfranz02807
Reviewed April 7, 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank matthewilfoe
Reviewed January 17, 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.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank BHBrooks
Reviewed October 8, 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

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank kimd04
Reviewed October 2, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 13, 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

Date of experience: October 2016
5  Thank ChannahAbraham
Reviewed August 28, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank AJS-NY
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Wendy W
August 16, 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.
August 18, 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.
October 14, 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
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South Windsor, Connecticut
Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Tibetan Buddhist Monastery (0 Replies)
I hear this monastery is located atop a hill/mountain. Is there any hiking trail that culminates in this monastery? We are not from the area, so have no clue. If you have any details, please help.
May 10, 2013|