Catskill Getaway Retreat

At the World Peace Temple

Catskill Getaway Retreat

Enjoy a weekend away from the busyness of daily life. Start your getaway with a relaxing meditation and a meal Friday night in the Kadampa World Peace Temple and Café. In the Saturday morning workshop, learn how meditation can help us solve problems in daily life and be happier, followed by a free afternoon to explore the 82 acres of natural woodlands or the charm of the Catskills. Then on Sunday, set a peaceful tone for your return by coming to Prayers for World Peace.

Feel free to register and attend all three together or just attend one.


Cost: Food for Thought $20 per person or $35 for two. Saturday workshop $20 per person. Sunday Prayers for World Peace – free.

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.

Thanksgiving Weekend – November 23-26, 2023


Saturday Workshop: Stand Up to Anger

Stand up to anger. Learn the art of acceptance. Patient acceptance is not gritting our teeth and putting up with things. Instead, it means learning to wholeheartedly welcome whatever arises in our life. Instead of constantly getting upset about inconveniences and running away from difficulties, we can learn to respond confidently and strongly to whatever challenges we encounter. The teachings on how to practice patient acceptance dissolve away the intensity of our anger. We can learn why anger and non-acceptance only cause problems in our life and how to develop an intention to let these experiences go. In addition, we can see where anger comes from psychologically and how to oppose it in a healthy and thorough way.


Thursday, November 23rd
1-2pm: Thanksgiving Talk with Gen Samten: Be the Change
2:30pm: Thanksgiving Feast

Friday, November 24th
7-8:30pm: Free Public Talk with Gen Samten: Contentment and Peace

Saturday, November 25th
10am-11:15am: Workshop Session 1
11:45am-1pm: Workshop Session 2
1-2pm: Lunch

Sunday, November 26th
11am-12:30pm: Prayers for World Peace

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

Contact Us


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


47 Sweeney Rd
Glen Spey, NY 12737