Finding Peace Retreats

 

At the World Peace Temple

What are Finding Peace Weekend Retreats?

Spend a relaxing weekend meditation retreat in the peaceful environment of the Catskills. Whether you’re a beginner or simply want to enjoy retreat in ideal conditions, every aspect of these retreats are structured to help you refresh your mind through meditation.

Includes teachings and guided meditation. During the breaks enjoy meaningful conversation and the beauty and tranquility of the Temple grounds.                                                                                               

You can find our typical schedule for the retreats at the bottom of this page. 

Fearless Compassion

March 8-10, 2024 with Gen Kelsang Khedrub

You can find fearlessness in compassion. True compassion does not make us overwhelmed or depressed. Instead, it energizes, frees us from being overly focused on ourselves, and gives us radical courage in our relationships with others.In a world filled with worry, anxiety and fear, we need to find a different response.

Through this weekend, we will engage in inspiring, uplifting meditations on compassion. We will see how we can connect to this immensely positive mind and how we can bring this powerful attitude into our life as a modern person. 
Everyone welcome!

Gen Kelsang Khedrub

Gen Kelsang Khedrub

Resident Teacher at KMC Boston

Gen Kelsang Khedrub is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Boston. He has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism under the guidance of Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 30 years. Gen Khedrub has served as a Resident Teacher in Chicago and in Seattle, and over the years he has taught special events and led meditation retreats around the country. His heartfelt teachings are presented with clarity and humor that make them accessible to everyone. Through his humility and deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings, Gen Khedrub provides an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner we can follow.

Blue Sky Mind

May 17 – 19

with Kadam Kyle Davis

Settle into the clear nature of your mind.  This special retreat will provide ample opportunity to gain experience of meditation practice.

Buddha taught that our mind is like the boundless, clear blue sky. Our mental busyness, painful emotions, judgements and so on are like clouds. Through training, we can allow them to dissolve, revealing the boundless potential within.

Meditating on our blue sky mind is an accessible, simple way to find a deep peace we can then bring back to our busy, modern lives. Just from one weekend, you can leave feeling a profound shift you can bring forward.

Everyone welcome!

 

Kadam Kyle Davis

Kadam Kyle Davis

2nd Resident Teacher at KMC NY

Kadam Kyle has engaged in in-depth study at both the Temple in New York and on the Special Teacher Training Program at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre. His joyful and sincere example in daily life, and his clear and practical approach to the teachings, have inspired many people in their spiritual lives. Kadam Kyle is also the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Brooklyn.

General Retreat Information

Retreat Sessions

There are four sessions each day, each for approximately 75 minutes. The sessions combine practical instruction and guided meditation that will allow you to:

  • connect with an experience of true inner peace
  • develop basic techniques that can help you to create a consistent habit of meditation
  • leave with practical inner tools to apply what you have learned to your daily life

Schedule

FRIDAY
2pm-7:30pm  |  Check-in
6-6:45pm | Supper
7:30-9pm  |  Introduction

SATURDAY
9-10:15am  |  Guided Meditation

11:30am-1pm | Teaching & Guided Meditation
1-1:45pm | Lunch

4:30-6:00pm | Teaching & Guided Meditation
6-6:45pm | Supper

7:30-9pm | Teaching/Q&A

SUNDAY
9-10am  |  Guided Meditation

11am-12:30pm  |  Final Session with Prayers for World Peace
1-1:45pm | Lunch

 

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
  • connect and discuss with like-minded people
  • nourish yourself with a refreshing drink and healthy snack in the World Peace Café
  • explore our bookstore and giftshop
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Contact Us

Phone

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

Location

47 Sweeney Rd
Glen Spey, NY 12737