Finding Peace Weekend Retreat

Healing Through Meditation

Finding Peace Weekend: Healing Through Meditation

August 27-29, 2021 with Evelyn Williams

The practice of taking and giving is one of the most powerful methods for opening our hearts and healing our mental and physical illnesses. This ancient practice brings mental peace and happiness and is especially helpful in situations where we may otherwise feel powerless to directly helping others or overcoming adversity. Taking and giving is a well-known healing meditation practice. In this retreat, we will learn to heal our mind and enhance our love, compassion, and wisdom.

 

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.
The online access to this retreat is available until Wednesday, September 1st at midnight

Information

Retreat Cost:
Full Retreat: $60
Friday: $10
Saturday: $40
Sunday: $15

Accommodation: varies (sold separately)
Meals: $7 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.

Retreat Schedule

FRIDAY
2pm-7:30pm  Check-in
7:30-9pm Introduction

SATURDAY
9-10:15am  Guided Meditation
11:30am-1pm  Teaching & Guided Meditation
4:30-5:45pm Teaching & Guided Meditation
7:30-9pm Teaching/Q&A

SUNDAY
9-10am Guided Meditation
11am-12:30pm Final Session with Prayers for World Peace.

Please note that the retreat cost does not include accommodations or meals, you must select them when you are booking.

Who can attend online? 
Anyone is welcome to attend if, although are not able to make it, have the intention to attend this event in person if were possible.

Evelyn Williams

Evelyn Williams

Through her many years of practice and meditative experience, Evelyn has developed a special understanding of Kadampa Buddhism. With an insightful approach and peaceful heart, Evelyn shares Buddha’s teachings in a way that directly touches the hearts of listeners.

 

In-Person Information

The below information is subject to change dependent upon state regulations.

Updated August 6, 2021: 

The CDC has designated Sullivan County, NY as a “substantial transmission” area in the US. Based on this, the CDC recommends and Sullivan County is asking that both vaccinated and unvaccinated people wear masks indoors:
  • We are asking all residents and guests to wear masks (covering both nose and mouth fully) in all common areas of the houses and center buildings. 
  • When entering the Temple, World Peace Cafe, and Shop, everyone should wear a mask until they are either seated in the Temple or in the Cafe. In the cafe, please just take off your mask to eat or drink. In the meditation, you are welcome to take off your mask once seated. 
  • Please refrain from chanting prayers out loud.
  • Volunteers who are serving food in the dining room or helping in the cafe and shop should wear masks.
  • In the dining room, please wear your mask until you are seated and eating.
  • As much as possible, please try to eat outside–both in the dining room and the cafe. 
  • In the interest of the safety of everyone who attends, as an organization we strongly request that unvaccinated individuals don’t stay in dorm or shared accommodations because face coverings cannot be worn and proper social distancing cannot be maintained in these spaces, but instead book private/single rooms, camping or offsite accommodations.

Meals: Please register for lunch and/or dinner at the time of booking. Due to limited space indoors, you may have to eat outside.  If you book accommodations, breakfast is included with your accommodations.

Accommodations: We will have onsite accommodations available, including private rooms, dorm and shared rooms at 50% capacity, pre-erected tents for camping, and general camping; please book your accommodations at the time of booking.  

Please note: our accommodations are not en-suite, so all of our accommodations have shared restrooms. You can find more information on our accommodations here.

In the interest of the safety of everyone who attends, as an organization we strongly request that unvaccinated individuals don’t stay in dorm or shared accommodations because face coverings cannot be worn and proper social distancing cannot be maintained in these spaces, but instead book private/single rooms, camping or offsite accommodations. If you have questions, please contact info@kadampanewyork.org.

As mentioned above, these are our current guidelines.  We will notify you if anything changes.  Further, we may have to cancel onsite guests last minute depending on New York State regulations and guidelines at that time.

Contact Us

Phone

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

Chat provider: LiveChat
Location

47 Sweeney Rd
Glen Spey, NY 12737