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Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Tibetan Buddhist Monastery
Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in Woodstock
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Owner description: A beautiful and serene monastery that serves as a retreat and study center and is worth a visit.
Glenmont, New York
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70 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Amazing inside”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2012

The outside is under construction, but the inside is beautiful.

Visited February 2012
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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Bookstore Bully”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2011

My husband and I went into the bookstore and could not help but to notice about 6 big black and white signs that read "Smile, you're on camera" Totally turned us off. The place was supposed to evoke peacefulness and trust. We're not sure if they had a serious problem with stealing in the past but putting these signs all over the store made me feel unwelcome and I personally did not want to spend my money there. Overall, nice books and gifts.

Visited December 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Dissappointed- Though a nice scenic trip up the mountain”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 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 , there was a man (dont know if he was a retreat goer or a staff member) and he said "there's a retreat going on, you wont be able to see the shrine, but feel free to walk around and go to the bookstore"

WALK AROUND WHERE. there was NOTHING To do or see. The bookstore was OK. But certainly not the desired , serene experience we were hoping to find.

You MUST go to the Monestary in Carmel. THAT is a a magical and eye pleasing, uplifting way to spend a good portion of the day. It is extrodinary and you will feel like you were transpported through time.
My next stop is the ZEN monestary in Mt Tremper. Hoping for a better experience.

Too bad, was really looking forward to enjoy the sights of this place.

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Woodstock NY
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Beautiful Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Woodstock, New York NY”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 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 and classes that are open to the public and can be found on their website. The holy leaders the Dalai Lama and the Karmapa have each visited Woodstock and this monastery during the past couple of years. Woodstock NY is known for spiritual breadth and KTD is an important part of the local culture.

Babs Moley, Owner
River Rock Health Spa
www.riverrock.biz
Woodstock NY

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