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.

Information

Cost: Friday Food for Thought $25 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.

May 5-7, 2023

woman meditating in garden

Saturday Workshop: Overcoming Anxiety
10am-1pm

We need to learn what we can and cannot control. When we emphasize controlling our mind instead of just external things, we feel empowered. Anxiety principally occurs when we feel we cannot find happiness inside ourselves, and this can be worked on through training. ln this half-day workshop, we will explore how to accept the anxiety we are dealing with, and kindly work with ourselves and our mind to gradually reduce and eventually abandon it. In particular, we will see how we can use special, time-tested meditation techniques to accomplish this inner freedom.

REGISTRATION OPENS
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29TH @2PM EST

Schedule

Friday, May 5th
7-8:30pm: Free Public Talk with Gen Samten: Imagination is Everything

Saturday, May 6th
10am-11:15am: Workshop Session 1
11:45am-1pm: Workshop Session 2
1-2pm: Lunch

Sunday, May 7th
9-11am: Mother’s Day Brunch
11am-12:30pm: Prayers for World Peace

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

August 18-20 , 2023

people contemplating in temple

Saturday Workshop: How to Deeply Relax
10am-1pm

Peace doesn’t mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be at peace even when our circumstances seem difficult. When our mind is peaceful we feel happy regardless of what surrounds us. Through becoming familiar with meditations that help our mind to relax we can enjoy our life without depending on the situations around us going the way we want them to all the time. This is true relaxation.

REGISTRATION OPENS
WEDNESDAY, JULY 5TH @2PM EST

Schedule

Friday, August 18th
6-8pm: Food for Thought

Saturday, August 19th
10am-11:15am: Workshop Session 1
11:45am-1pm: Workshop Session 2
1-2pm: Lunch

Sunday, August 20th
11am-12:30pm: Prayers for World Peace

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

September 22-24, 2023

woman meditating in temple

Saturday Workshop: Making Meditation a Habit
10am-1pm

Meditation can seem difficult when its unfamiliar; to get over the initial hurdle, we need to make it a habit. The more we practice, the more we enjoy meditating. This is because we start developing our own sense of centering our awareness and experiencing inner peace. We see for ourselves the deep healing effect it has on our body and our mind, and as a result how much better our relationships are with others. Everything improves when we control over our mind and remains calm. In this talk, we will learn simple and effective techniques to start or enhance our meditation practice that will stick with us throughout our life.

REGISTRATION OPENS
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23RD @2PM EST

Schedule

Friday, September 22nd
6-8pm: Food for Thought

Saturday, September 23rd
10am-11:15am: Workshop Session 1
11:45am-1pm: Workshop Session 2
1-2pm: Lunch

Sunday, September 24th
11am-12:30pm: Prayers for World Peace

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

November 3-5, 2023

woman meditating

Saturday Workshop: Opening the Heart
10am-1pm

The heart is where our power lies. To protect themselves, people often close and harden their hearts. This is a disservice to ourselves and others! We don’t need to be afraid. Instead, we should learn how to tap into the reservoir of strength inside of us through meditation. In this course, we will see how to develop our love by reflecting on our joint interconnectedness and allowing a love based on gratitude to arise. There will be simple, accessible meditations and plenty of time to enjoy the peace of inner stillness. Everyone welcome!

REGISTRATION OPENS
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH @2PM EST

Schedule

Friday, November 3rd
6-8pm: Food for Thought

Saturday, November 4th
10am-11:15am: Workshop Session 1
11:45am-1pm: Workshop Session 2
1-2pm: Lunch

Sunday, November 5th
11am-12:30pm: Prayers for World Peace

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

November 23-26, 2023

person meditation in nature

Saturday Workshop: Stand Up to Anger
10am-1pm

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.

REGISTRATION OPENS
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18TH @2PM EST

Schedule

Thursday, November 23rd
12-1pm: Thanksgiving Feast and Public Talk with Gen Samten: Be the Change

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.

December 8-10, 2023

Maria-meditator

Saturday Workshop: Training in Adversities
10am-1pm

While it may be impossible to avoid difficulties, through training the mind in Buddhist meditation we can use them to our advantage. This workshop will focus on this special practice of transforming adverse conditions into the path. Through this, we can integrate all of our experiences into our spiritual training. Living skillfully and creatively in this way makes our whole life meaningful and joyful.

REGISTRATION OPENS
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST @2PM EST

Schedule

Friday, December 8th
6-8pm: Food for Thought

Saturday, December 9th
10am-11:15am: Workshop Session 1
11:45am-1pm: Workshop Session 2
1-2pm: Lunch

Sunday, December 10th
11am-12:30pm: Prayers for World Peace

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

Contact Us

Phone

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

Location

47 Sweeney Rd
Glen Spey, NY 12737