The Center for Wisdom and Compassion (Tongnyi Nyingjé Ling in Tibetan) is situated on 350 acres of unspoiled hills and meadows in upstate New York. Located in the town of Berne, the property is less than three hours travel time from New York City. The land boasts a stunning expanse of forests and meadows, and commanding views of the southern Catskills and the surrounding state forest and small farms. The town of Berne and its people contribute to the wonderful environment. With an active international airport and new rail station in close proximity, the Center is easily accessible from major metropolitan areas across the continent, linking it to international destinations as well. Albany conveniently lies at the crossroads of two major highways, making it a comfortable and scenic ride from many eastern locations.