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Chuang Yen Monastery

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stunning temple right in our backyard

decided to visit this temple/monastery. the grounds and temple were lovely. unfortunately picked... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rosemary L
Lovely complex

We visited the temple on Labor Day weekend. It is easy to find and a tranquil little spot. The... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
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Visitors learn about the principles of Buddhism by attending meditation classes provided in both English and Chinese.
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RD 2, Route 301, Carmel, NY 10512
+1 914-225-1819
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

decided to visit this temple/monastery. the grounds and temple were lovely. unfortunately picked a day when programs were happening, memorials, etc. not too welcoming inside the temple, instead walked the grounds and had the vegetarian lunch..better to go with a guide..but still amazing statues and...More

Thank Rosemary L
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We visited the temple on Labor Day weekend. It is easy to find and a tranquil little spot. The temple offers regular group tours and have regular weekend prayer service. All in all our visit was about 1 hour long, to walk around leisurely. We...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Very peaceful place to visit with beautiful architecture and gardens. Inside the temple are beautiful Buddha statues as well as outside. Wonderful place to meditate it just enjoy the beauty of nature.

Thank Ginnie C
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Visited this with my girlfriend on the 4th. Very quiet and very beautiful. We just walked around and enjoyed the gazebo. There was summer camp going on when we got there, too, which was pretty cool to see.

Thank Joe V
Reviewed 25 July 2018

The monastery was suggested to us as an interesting place to visit .There is a ramp for those who cannot climb steps.

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

If you are inn the neighborhood you don't wasn't to miss this place. Bring any offering of fruit if you can.

Thank Nancy I
Reviewed 10 July 2018

A great place to get away from the noise of today's world. There are courses offered in Buddhist teachings (a peaceful way of life), meditations, and even just walking the grounds lifts your spirits and calms your mind. The vegetarian lunch is also very good.

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

Went on Buddha's birthday which is also Mother's day. beautiful statues, talented ethnic dancers, music and vendors. Most days it is very quiet, with walking trails, contemplative lake and beautiful spiritual environment.

Thank 32Zippy23
Reviewed 3 May 2018

This is probably the only so called attraction in/around Carmel/Kent area of Putnam County and its worth a quick stop for anyone passing by I-684 or Taconic State Parkway. This monastery is set on 225 serene acres featuring a huge Buddha statue which is surrounded...More

1  Thank rpstgnyc
Reviewed 29 April 2018

The grounds are beautiful, it is a serene spot- especially around the lake. I enjoyed the artwork around the Buddha. A great place to go to lose yourself in your thoughts. Not a place for large loud groups. I would go back on occasion- especially...More

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12 March 2018|
Response from Daphne L |
Take the metro north Harlem line to “southeast” and take a taxi
24 February 2018|
Response from Joe V | Reviewed this property |
That's one question, not two.
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Response from Oliver B | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they are allowed. Generally it is expected that visitors do not bring pets and that they respect the quiet solitude of the surroundings. The monastery is surrounded by forest. Its really nice. If you needed to... More