Deepen your practice within the mandala of Padma Samye Ling! 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. Very comfortable, modern retreat facilities available year round.

  • 500 acres of forests, meadows, and natural springs
  • The Three Kaya Temple at Padma Samye Ling has traditional murals and art that embody the blessing treasure of authentic lineage
  • Special rates available for longer term stays in private or shared accommodations

Vegetarian meals are served three times a day with the main meal at mid-day. Meal contributions are $15 per day or $5 per meal.


Shared Dormitory: $37/night; Non-members $39/night
Single Dormitory: $47/night; Non-members $50/night

Bodhichitta Inn

Patrons’ Deluxe Apartment

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

Sangha House

Special rates are available for longer term stays, with or without meals, in private or shared accommodations. Please call, write, or submit the contact request form below for more information.

Patrons' Bedroom
Patrons' Living Room
Patrons' Living Room

*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.

Learn More

For more information about a personal retreat please contact us using the information below or submit the contact request form and someone will get back to you.

Padma Samye Ling

618 Buddha Hwy
Sidney Center, New York 13839
(607) 865-8068

Please contact us to plan your visit before you arrive.

Contact Request

    Dharma Skills Program / 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 or read more information visit our PSL Dharma Skills page.

    To see pictures of our Learning Dharma Skills program visit our gallery.