Mahayana Buddhist Temple, New York City

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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  • We were walking by and decided to stop in with our 18 yr old daughters. They welcome guests and the place was so serene and peaceful not to mention Beautiful!! Now we can say we’ve been inside a Buddh...  more »
  • With a lot of respect we come to know the Mahayana Buddhist temple. We lit incense at the entrance of the temple, chose our "luck" after donation, and meditated a little on the place. Very quiet, relaxing and different.
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  • Absolutely the most magnificent temple in NYC. Always a must visit, most especially around the Chinese New Year. The majestically enormous Buddha, will will always bring a smile to your face. And remind yourself of the inner happiness within your own life. 💜💙💜😊🤙 Most especially important to learn real Qigong, from the true masters upon the high mountains. Most people are not aware of the divine ones upon the Mountains. Truly Magnificent 💜💎💜⚘ Absolutely Like 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
  • Peaceful, relaxing, and everything Buddha sought to share with humanity. Enter and find inner rest.
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