Developing Inner Clarity · January 5-10, 2024
Beginner silent retreat with Western US National Spiritual Director, Gen Kelsang Rigpa
A silent retreat is an unequaled opportunity to become aware of the peaceful nature of your mind. Through utilizing silence, clear and accessible instructions on how to meditate, and the support of meditating in a group in a meditation center, your practice will deepen tremendously. Price: $135 for full retreat
Gen Kelsang Rigpa is the Western US National Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Los Angeles. Through his clear presentation and heartfelt teachings, he is able to help students easily integrate Buddha’s timeless teachings into our modern world, in a way that makes everyday life joyful and meaningful.
Silence is not just about not talking, it is about developing an inner quality of stillness.
In silence, we engage with the meditation object in a more intimate way. We stop ‘chatting’ about the Dharma from our mouth and start listening to the Dharma from deep within our heart which gives us a special inner experience of the teachings we receive. Penetrating insights arise and since we are able to hold onto them with firm mindfulness we find Dharma experience pervades and nourishes our heart at a very deep level.
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
- nourish yourself with a refreshing drink and healthy snack in the World Peace Café
- explore our bookstore and gift shop
9am-5pm Monday - Friday
47 Sweeney Rd
Glen Spey, NY 12737