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Mahayana Temple Buddhist Association, New York City

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Having spent several decades in building and completing the first Chinese Buddhist retreat in New York, Mrs. Ying then stopped and looked around to see what else is needed in Greater New York. She discovered that the Buddhist temples in the city are, even after these many years, still essentially all storefront temples. They are too small for any sizable functions for the parishioners. So, in honor of Mr. James Ying’s 83rd birthday, Mrs. Annie Ying then built Mahayana (City) Temple in the center of New York’s Chinatown. It was dedicated on lunar date March 3rd in 1997.

The Eastern States Buddhist Temple and the two Mahayana Temples now stands ready to serve all those who seek a better life on earth as well as a better after life.

Welcome to the Mahayana Temple at South Cairo, retreat of the Eastern States Buddhist Temple of America, Inc.

City Campus: 133 Canal Street, new York, NY 10002 Tel:(212) 925-8787

Original Temple: 64Mott Street New York, NY10013 Tel:(212)966-6229

Retreat: 710 Ira Vail Rd, Leeds, NY 12451 Tel:(518)622-3619
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  • One of the largest temples around New York City, if not the largest. Colorful, peaceful! A can't miss in Chinatown!  more »
  • Interested in seeing the largest Budda in New York City? It is a little hard to find but it very close to the entrance to the bridge. The temple is small and filled with all types of fruit. It is an a...  more »
  • While taking a tour of Chinatown with my family we stopped by this temple as it was on the tour. We've been to China before so this wasn't that unusual to see. But my kids liked seeing the 16 foot Bud...  more »
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  • Chinatown most peaceful place... Or NY most peaceful place. Love it because I could stop to meditate and regain energy for the trip.
  • I am Tibetan, I been in the temple once. It's a beautifully temple and I sow the strong a Bhuddha on the wall. Awesome
  • Interesting visit if you're in the area. Entry is free but donations are suggested. No pictures allowed inside.
  • Staff is friendly and people can pray or learn more about Buddhism at the temple.