Day and Overnight Guests

Reservations at Palpung Thubten Chöling

We are delighted to announce the re-opening of the Maitreya Center of Palpung Thubten Choling as of July 1, in accordance with New York State guidelines. We welcome visitors to join us for lunch in the Maitreya dining room, and ask that you let us know in advance by emailing reservations@kagyu.com. We regret that the dining room will not be open for other meals at this time. Masks are required indoors.

Overnight accommodations will also be available as of July 1 for fully vaccinated guests only. If you would like to stay at the monastery, please make reservations in advance using the form below.

If you need assistance with making your reservation, please email reservations@kagyu.com.

If you are unwell, please stay home to rest and recover and come join us again when you are feeling better. Germs spread quickly within a community and we appreciate your concern for the health of the residents and guests of the monastery. Please review the accomodation options below.

Type of Accommodation Non-Member Member
Dormitory not available at this time n/a n/a
Double Occupancy Room Guest House $60 $50
Double Occupancy Room Maitreya Center $75 $65
Single Occupancy Room Guest House $65 $55
Single Occupancy Room Maitreya Center $80 $70

Visitors are encouraged to bring warm clothes in cool weather, appropriate shoes and/or boots, a flashlight, alarm clock, and phone card. Personal meditation cushions are only needed for large seminars. If you are planning to be outdoors, you may wish to also bring insect repellent/tick repellent, a hat and socks.

Rates: Daily rates include vegetarian lunches (i.e. one overnight stay, plus lunch). Rates do not include teachings/seminar fees, and are subject to change during special seminars.

Day Guests: For those who plan to visit for the day, the suggested donation for Lunch is $10. Please send an email to reservations@kagyu.com if you are joining us for lunch only.

Please note our lunch offering may contain common allergens including soy, wheat, tree nuts, seeds, milk, and egg products. We are sorry that we are unable to accommodate special dietary needs.

We have recently changed our accommodations payment policy. In order to better manage reservations payment will be processed via the reservations form below. Advanced notice is required if you wish to pay onsite at the beginning of your stay.

Shrine Room Rules and Etiquette

Basic Rules:

  • The shrine room is open for practice from 6 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. (except during seminars when hours will be posted).
  • Wear proper attire in the shrine room (i.e., no shorts, open or low cut shirts, or short skirts).
  • No food or beverage is permitted in the shrine room during teachings or empowerments.
  • At the start of each teaching session, perform three prostrations after Rinpoche and the Lamas are seated. When there are no Lamas in attendance, perform three prostrations along with the Umzay (chanting master).
  • Maintain silence in the shrine room at all times. When it is necessary to speak, please whisper.
  • Note that practitioners do not talk during Tsokpa (chanting assemblies).
  • Do not step over pecha tables or place chanting texts on the floor.

Other Courtesies:

  • Cushions are limited, please use only one cushion when there are many people in attendance. After the session, please return your cushion to the back of the shrine room.
  • Transliterations of the opening and dedication prayers are available upon request.
  • Chairs can be provided upon request. Inform the registrar if you need one.
  • For more information about Tsokpa (chanting assembly), please speak with the Chöpön (person in charge of the shrine) between chanting services.
  • Take all personal belongings (except chanting texts) with you after each teaching and chanting session. Personal belongings left in the shrine room will be removed to the lost and found.
  • In the event that children become restless or begin to cry, parents are requested to take them downstairs, where the teachings can be heard via speakers.

Policy and Rules

  • No drugs or alcohol.
  • No smoking on the property.
  • No candles or incense in any of the guest rooms.
  • Camping by permission only.
  • No pets on the property.

Local Hotels and Motels

There are a number of hotels and motels in the area. To get you started in your search, unless otherwise noted, the motels listed below are all located on Route 9 (within 10 minutes of Palpung Thubten Chöling). Prices vary. Some of these motels offer discounts to seniors, members of AAA, AARP or government employees. Please call the motel directly for rates in effect during your planned visit.

Ramada Inn:

Fishkill (845) 896-4995

Poughkeepsie (845) 462-4600

Days Inn:

(845) 454-1010
Note: 20 minutes from Palpung Thubten Chöling

Courtyard by Marriott:

Fishkill (845) 897-2400
Poughkeepsie (845) 485-6336

Courtyard by Mariot Nationwide reservations:
(800) 321-2211

Holiday Inn Express:

Poughkeepsie
(845) 473-1151
www.poughkeepsiehi.com.

Holiday Inn:

Fishkill
(845) 896-6281

Wellesley Inn:

Fishkill
(845) 896-4995

Wellesley Inn Nationwide reservations:
(800) 444-8888 Hampton Inn and Suites
Poughkeepsie

Re-opening of the Palpung Thubten Choling Monastery Grounds

Because of heightened covid rates in the area, all buildings will be closed until further notice, including dining rooms; and no overnight accommodations are available. Visitors are welcome to circumambulate the Enlightenment Stupa and enjoy the beautiful Hudson River view. While outdoors, please be mindful of ticks, and we strongly advise checking your body and clothing for ticks after your visit. In order to safeguard the health of our monastics, residents, and other visitors, PLEASE do not visit the monastery if you feel unwell or have a fever.

Weekly Classes and Chanting Events Still Being Offered Remotely

Please check our calendar and event pages for online teaching and chanting events. To join us via Zoom please click here.

We will keep you updated as the situation changes and appreciate everyone’s patience. Please check our website, Facebook page, and enews for further updates.

 Please be well and stay safe!

Shrine Room Rules and Etiquette

Basic Rules:

  • The shrine room is open for practice from 6 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. (except during seminars when hours will be posted).
  • Wear proper attire in the shrine room (i.e., no shorts, open or low cut shirts, or short skirts).
  • No food or beverage is permitted in the shrine room during teachings or empowerments.
  • At the start of each teaching session, perform three prostrations after Rinpoche and the Lamas are seated. When there are no Lamas in attendance, perform three prostrations along with the Umzay (chanting master).
  • Maintain silence in the shrine room at all times. When it is necessary to speak, please whisper.
  • Note that practitioners do not talk during Tsokpa (chanting assemblies).
  • Do not step over pecha tables or place chanting texts on the floor.

Other Courtesies:

  • Cushions are limited, please use only one cushion when there are many people in attendance. After the session, please return your cushion to the back of the shrine room.
  • Transliterations of the opening and dedication prayers are available upon request.
  • Chairs can be provided upon request. Inform the registrar if you need one.
  • For more information about Tsokpa (chanting assembly), please speak with the Chöpön (person in charge of the shrine) between chanting services.
  • Take all personal belongings (except chanting texts) with you after each teaching and chanting session. Personal belongings left in the shrine room will be removed to the lost and found.
  • In the event that children become restless or begin to cry, parents are requested to take them downstairs, where the teachings can be heard via speakers.

Policy and Rules

  • No drugs or alcohol.
  • No smoking on the property.
  • No candles or incense in any of the guest rooms.
  • Camping by permission only.
  • No pets on the property.

Local Hotels and Motels

There are a number of hotels and motels in the area. To get you started in your search, unless otherwise noted, the motels listed below are all located on Route 9 (within 10 minutes of Palpung Thubten Chöling). Prices vary. Some of these motels offer discounts to seniors, members of AAA, AARP or government employees. Please call the motel directly for rates in effect during your planned visit.

Ramada Inn:

Fishkill (845) 896-4995

Poughkeepsie (845) 462-4600

Days Inn:

(845) 454-1010
Note: 20 minutes from Palpung Thubten Chöling

Courtyard by Marriott:

Fishkill (845) 897-2400
Poughkeepsie (845) 485-6336

Courtyard by Mariot Nationwide reservations:
(800) 321-2211

Holiday Inn Express:

Poughkeepsie
(845) 473-1151
www.poughkeepsiehi.com.

Holiday Inn:

Fishkill
(845) 896-6281

Wellesley Inn:

Fishkill
(845) 896-4995

Wellesley Inn Nationwide reservations:
(800) 444-8888 Hampton Inn and Suites
Poughkeepsie

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