Autumn Getaway Retreat

Inner Peace Retreat: Discovering Tranquility through Meditation

October 8-10, 2021
with Special Guest Teacher Kadam Donna Campanelli

Meditation transforms our mind into a positive state and improves the quality of our life on many levels – our relationships, our family, our work, and our physical and emotional well-being. In this retreat, we will learn how to enjoy the peace and tranquility that our mind can develop when we let go of our distractions. This retreat is perfect for beginners or those who want to take a break for the weekend.

Spend a relaxing weekend meditation retreat in the peaceful environment of the Catskills. Whether you’re a beginner or simply want to enjoy retreat in ideal conditions, every aspect of these retreats are structured to help you refresh your mind through meditation.  
Includes teachings and guided meditation. During the breaks enjoy meaningful conversation and the beauty and tranquility of the Temple grounds.

The online access to the retreat will be available for reply until Wednesday, October 13th at midnight


Retreat Cost:
Full Retreat: $60
Friday: $10
Saturday: $40
Sunday: $15

Accommodation: varies (sold separately)
Meals: $7 each lunch/supper

There are three parts to registration – course fee, accommodations and meals.

Please see accommodations and food and dining pages for more information.

Retreat Schedule

3pm-7:30pm  Check-in
7:30-9pm Introduction

9-10:15am  Guided Meditation
11:30am-1pm  Teaching & Guided Meditation
4:30-5:45pm Teaching & Guided Meditation
7:30-9pm Teaching/Q&A

9-10am Guided Meditation
11am-12:30pm Final Session with Prayers for World Peace.

Kadam Donna Campanelli

Kadam Donna Campanelli

Kadam Donna is the Resident Teacher at Vajra Light Center. She has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism for over 25 years and is a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. As a wife and mother of three, Kadam delights in applying Dharma wisdom to her own challenges as a suburban mom. She is a wonderful example of Modern Buddhism – Dharma integrated into daily life. With skill and enthusiasm, humor and kindness, Kadam Donna shows her students how to transform day-to-day difficulties into a meaningful life.


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