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.

Letting Go of the Past

October 13-15, 2023 with Kadam Kyle

Learn how to let go of the past and experience our innate freedom to change that comes from living fully in the present. In reality we are not fixed, or defined by our past experiences or present limiting beliefs and we all have an extraordinary potential for positive change and good qualities. Through cultivating that potential we can redirect our lives, free of the past and focused on creating the truly happy and meaningful life we want, moment to moment.

Kadam Kyle Davis

Kadam Kyle Davis

Resident Teacher at Vajradhara Meditation Center in Brooklyn and Second Resident Teacher at KMC New York

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 in teachings, have inspired many people in their spiritual life.

Healing Ourselves and Others

December 1-3, 2023 with Kadam Neil Toyota


Heal yourself through meditation. We hold many wounds– from the past, broken relationships, failures, and disappointments that have occurred throughout life. These cannot be healed from the outside through ordinary medicine. Fortunately, Buddhist teachings are medicine for the mind–carefully crafted and presented to resolve the pain and hurt that we carry in your mind.

Additionally, these meditations function in a preventative way also. By instilling healthy mental habit patterns, meditative practices create inner protection that helps one stay strong and inwardly peaceful even in the face of difficulties and challenges of life.

Kadam Neil Toyota

Kadam Neil Toyota

Resident Teacher at KMC Long Island

Neil has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism and meditation for many years as a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Neil is known for his clear, direct teaching with warmth and sincerity, showing how to practically and easily integrate Buddha’s teachings into busy, modern daily life. His teachings are inspired by his deep love of Dharma and his many years of practice. 

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