Beginner Silent Retreat

Beginner Silent Retreat

Finding Stillness Within

with KMC NY Teacher

October 11 – 15

Discover an oasis of peace. When the turbulence of mental busyness subsides and your mind becomes still, a deep sense of happiness and contentment naturally arises from within. This is the most amazing thing. When we see this through our own experience, we become confident, strong, and truly feel alive.

A silent retreat is an unequaled opportunity to become aware of the peaceful nature of your mind. Through utilizing silence, clear and accessible instructions on how to meditate, and the support of meditating in a group in a meditation center, your practice will deepen tremendously.

In this experiential retreat, you will:
-receive essential techniques for effective and joyful meditation
-have ample opportunity to enjoy the deep stillness of a retreat
-get instructions on how to weave this experience into your life going forward.

Everyone welcome–including experienced meditators!



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

Accommodation: varies
Meals: $10 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