Nargajuna’s Middle Way · June 21 – 26 
Silent retreat with Gen Samten Kelsang

In reality, change is a manifestation of the liberating truth of emptiness, and when we look at change with insight we see this truth. This is called the wisdom understanding dependent relationship and brings joy, meaning, and total transformation to our life.

Gen Samten will present these instructions with lucidity, clarity, and in practical, actionable steps so we can integrate this understanding into our day-to-day life. The approach will be experiential and will enable us to let go of limitation and fear through tapping into the feeling of deep inner freedom that Buddha called liberation.

Everyone can realize this truth and discover the peace and richness that it brings into our life. Our daily practice of emptiness will become a constant source of joy, comfort, and solace.

“I seek your blessings to realize the meaning of Nagarjuna’s intention, that there is no contradiction but only harmony
Between the absence of even an atom of inherent existence in samsara and nirvana and the non-deceptive
dependent relationship of cause and effect.”


Gen Samten Kelsang is the Resident Teacher at KMC New York. He is dedicated to helping everyone find peace of mind through the experience of meditation and through developing the capacity of their minds.

As one of Venerable Geshe-la’s senior disciples, Gen Samten has had the unique opportunity to engage in a three-year retreat and carries with him a wealth of experience in skillfully guiding sincere practitioners to profound meditative insights on retreat.

Cost: $135 for full retreat
Accommodation: varies
Meals: $7 each lunch/supper
Session Times:
Introduction : 7:30 pm
Sessions:  9am, 11am, 4:30pm, 7:30pm
Final Session: Wednesday 11am

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