Beginner Silent Retreat

Beginner Silent Retreat

Quieting the Mind

with KMC NY Teacher

July 12-16

We all have a deeply peaceful potential within. The Buddhist teachings on tranquil abiding present a step-by-step method for developing a meditative concentration which produces a peaceful, powerful mind. It strengthens us and increases our capacity to help others.

This is not complicated! Giving yourself some space to go on retreat and learn simple techniques for quieting the mind, you will discover a sense of joy and possibility. You will see that the quiet simplicity brought about through meditation is nourishing and encouraging. Having tasted this, you will then realize this is always accessible for when you go home, so you can bring it back into your life.

Everyone welcome–including experienced meditators!

man meditating in nature



Full Retreat: $105
Friday: $10
Saturday: $40
Sunday: $25
Monday: $20
Tuesday: $10

Accommodation: varies
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.

About Silence

Silence is not just about not talking, it is about developing an inner quality of stillness.

In silence, we engage with the meditation object in a more intimate way. We stop ‘chatting’ about the Dharma from our mouth and start listening to the Dharma from deep within our heart which gives us a special inner experience of the teachings we receive. Penetrating insights arise and since we are able to hold onto them with firm mindfulness we find Dharma experience pervades and nourishes our heart at a very deep level.

During the Breaks

Between retreat sessions take time to relax and carry your experience of peace in the following ways:

  • enjoy the tranquility of our 82 acres of grounds
  • nourish yourself with a refreshing drink and healthy snack in the World Peace Café
  • explore our bookstore and gift shop

Contact Us


(845) 856-9000
9am-5pm Monday - Friday


47 Sweeney Rd
Glen Spey, NY 12737