There is an agile Ukrainian community in Glen Spey. Set just a stones through apart are two churches of the most beautiful examples of Eastern European architecture. Each has its own distinctive identity but they are equally magnificent and striking. People of both Glen Spey churches have lived and worked together in harmony for many years.
Peter and Paul is built with the gold-topped domed steeples that are traditional in this school of building.
St.Volodymyr is an amazing wood structure standing many stories tall. Each has its own distinctive identity but they are equally magnificent and striking.
369 High Road, ph: (845) 856-1323
The recently renovated Ardmore Mansion, now known as Verkhovyna, is well known for its traditional Ukrainian Youth Festivals and barbecues.
47 Sweeney Rd, off of Route 31 in Glen Spey, NY.
Open to the public in 2006, Kadampa Meditation Center is an international spiritual community dedicated to achieving world peace through following the Kadampa Buddhist Path. Located on 82 peaceful-acres in Glen Spey, NY, the craftmanship is yet another marvel for the tour. In total, 40 columns and capitols, numerous plaques and ornaments of gold-leaf were installed to adorn the Temple.
Visitors from all backgrounds come to find rest and refuge from the difficulties of busy modern life, and draw inspiration from spiritual friends, including western Buddhist monks and nuns.
A Buddhist bookstore, gift shop and World Peace CafÔø‡ are situated in the verandas of the Temple. The CafÔø‡ is open on Sundays from 12:30-2:30pm, and during courses and events.
Open to the public every day 2-5pm and at other hours by appointment.
Everyone is welcome. Call (845) 856-9000 or 1.877.KADAMPA - toll free, for more information or visit the website at www.kadampacenter.org.
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Photos courtesy of Karel Konrad and the Kadampa Temple.
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