In order to facilitate planning and preparations, pre-registration is requested for all events at Padma Samye Ling.

Padma Samye Ling
618 Buddha Hwy.
Sidney Center, NY 13839
ATTN: Retreat Coordinators
(607) 865-8068

Pre-Registration involves letting us know:

Your name
If you are currently an active PBC member*
Date of arrival
Date of departure
Accommodations request
(Spaces are reserved on a first-come basis as deposits are received.)
A 25% deposit. Please note that deposits are non-refundable.
Please make checks or money orders payable to “PBC.”
You may also pay via PayPal by sending your deposit to

MEALS: Vegetarian meals are served three times a day with the main meal at mid-day. Following the monastic tradition of Tibet, Padma Samye Ling provides a dhana of food to those attending program schedules and teaching seminars.

For other times, or extra days, meal contributions are $15 per day or $5 per meal.

ACCOMMODATIONS are available on a first-come, first served basis as deposits are received. A deposit of 25% of the retreat fee is required to hold a place. Please bring towels and bedding. Local lodging is available ; call or e-mail for details.


Dormitory: $37/night; Non-members $39/night
Single Dormitory: $47/night; Non-members $50/night
Patrons’ Deluxe Apartment

Single: $68/night; Non-members $72/night
Double: $100/night; Non-members $102/night
Triple: $152/night; Non-members $157/night

TRAVEL: PSL is located in Delaware County in upstate New York. The closest airports are Binghamton (one hour) and Albany (two hours). From the airport, transportation is by rental car, taxi or bus. We’re happy to provide you with ino on other transportation options and/or rides to the Center. Please call or write for more information.

PERSONAL RETREATS: We welcome you to take this unique opportunity to deepen your practice within the mandala of Padma Samye Ling. The outstanding facilities dwell within five hundred acres of forests, meadows, and natural springs. Set near the top of a mountain in the western region of the Catskill mountains, the Three Kaya Temple of Padma Samye Ling is replete with traditional murals and sacred art which embody the blessing treasure of the authentic lineage. Special rates are available for longer term stays, with or without meals, in private or shared accommodations. Please call or write for more information.

WORK RETREATS: Combine practice with participation in Rinpoches’ mandala of activity here at Padma Samye Ling. Areas that you can help with are the following: culinary arts, kitchen management, building maintenance, grounds keeping, construction, office work, and the fine arts. As we continue to develop the mandala of Padma Samye Ling we welcome students to contribute their talents in these important aspects of actualizing the visions and goals of our precious teachers. If you would like to apply for work retreat, contact us.

*MEMBER DISCOUNT: Please note that the member donation applies to those who have committed to monthly or yearly membership at any of the Padmasambhava Buddhist Centers. Membership is essential to the functioning of the centers and PBC International. Suggested membership is a minimum of $25 per month; this enables us to maintain and improve the monastery as well as send information and newsletters regarding the programs. We encourage all to join as members to support the growth of the Buddhadharma and the Ven. Rinpoches’ work. Accommodations are available on a first come, first served basis as deposits are received. A deposit of 25% of the retreat fee is required to hold a place. Please bring towels and bedding. Local lodging is available; call or e-mail for details.