In-depth Retreats


At the World Peace Temple

Medicine Buddha Empowerment & Retreat on the Eleven Reversals

December 26-31, 2022

The Healing Buddha functions to cure physical sickness and alleviate mental pain. During this unique empowerment ceremony we will create a deep connection with Medicine Buddha, that will enable us to heal ourselves and others. All disease starts in the mind and so that is where true healing also takes place.

Heal the mind with 11 reversals

To heal our mind we use Lamrim meditation to bring about a reversal of deluded attitudes and views. The 11 Reversals describe the gradual transformation of the mind from an unhealthy to a health-producing state.

Retreat Cost

Full Retreat: $140
Monday: $10
Tuesday (empowerment day): $60
Wednesday-Friday: $20 per day
Saturday: $10

Meals: $7 per meal

Onsite Accommodation separate when booking

Retreat Schedule

Monday, December 26
7:30-9pm: Introduction w/Kadam Kyle 

Tuesday, December 27
9am-10am: Meditation w/Kadam Kyle
11:00am-1pm: Medicine Buddha Empowerment w/Gen Samten
4:30-6:00pm: Session 1 w/Gen Samten
7:30-9pm: Session 2 w/Gen Samten

Wednesday, December 28
9am-10am: Session 3 w/Kadam Kyle
11:00am-12:30pm: Session 4 w/Gen Samten
4:30-6:00pm: Session 5 w/Gen Samten
7:30-9pm: Session 6 w/Gen Samten

Thursday, December 29
9am-10am: Session 7 w/Kadam Kyle
11:00am-12:30pm: Session 8 w/Gen Samten
2:30-6:00pm: Session 9 w/Gen Samten
7:30-9:00pm: Session 10 w/Gen Samten

Friday, December 30
9:00am-10:00am: Session 11 w/Kadam Kyle
11:00am-12:30pm: Session 12 w/Gen Samten
4:30-5:45pm: Session 13 w/Gen Samten
7:30-9pm: Session 14 w/Gen Samten

Saturday, December 31
9:00am-10:00am: Session 15 w/Kadam Kyle
11:00am-12:30pm: Session 16 w/Gen Samten

About Gen Samten Kelsang

Gen Samten Kelsang is the Resident Teacher at KMC New York. He is dedicated to helping everyone find peace of mind through the experience of meditation and through developing the capacity of their minds.

As one of Venerable Geshe-la’s senior disciples, Gen Samten has had the unique opportunity to engage in a three-year retreat and carries with him a wealth of experience in skillfully guiding sincere practitioners to profound meditative insights on retreat.

In addition to overseeing the spiritual program and teaching at KMC New York, Gen Samten regularly teaches throughout the US and world. He is renowned for the clarity of his teachings and his ability to help students improve their meditation practice, taking them to deeper levels of experience.

Contact Us


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


47 Sweeney Rd
Glen Spey, NY 12737