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. 

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.

Family Weekend Retreat

August 16 – 18


more information coming soon

The Healing Power of Loving Kindness

November 8 – 10

with Kadam Donna Campanelli

more information coming soon

Kadam Donna Campanelli

Kadam Donna Campanelli

Resident Teacher at Vajra Light Kadampa Buddhist Center

Kadam Donna is the Resident Teacher at Vajra Light. She has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism for over 25 years and is a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. She is a wonderful example of Modern Buddhism – Dharma integrated into daily life. With skill and enthusiasm, humor and kindness, Kadam Donna shows her students how to transform day-to-day difficulties into a meaningful life.

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


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

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

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

Contact Us


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


47 Sweeney Rd
Glen Spey, NY 12737