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Beginner-Friendly Silent Meditation Retreat in Sullivan County with Buddhist Monk Gen Samten Kelsang


Nov 15, 2019 to Nov 20, 2019
08:00 PM until 12:00 PM


Finding Joy and Purpose Silent Meditation Retreat in Sullivan County Catskills

This five-day beginner-friendly meditation retreat offers a chance to step away from the noise of busy daily life and refresh your mind through meditation.
Spend the weekend learning meditations based on Buddhist Master Shantideva’s priceless 8th century text "Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life." Then, enjoy two days of silence and guided meditation to deepen your experience of peace.
Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary.
Retreat Structure & Silence:
Inspiring Guidance from Friday to Sunday morning. Deepen your understanding and experience of meditation through the instructions given on the weekend.
Transition seamlessly into a guided silent retreat on Sunday afternoon where you can apply the teachings you’ve learned and enjoy the peace of mind that arises naturally within. 
Within the stillness of retreat, we are able to step back from the busyness of our daily life and focus on what is truly meaningful.
Amongst the breathtaking and natural beauty of the woodlands and Temple grounds, enjoy the warmth and hospitality of a spiritual community, and the company of people from all over the world gathered together with a single purpose: to deepen their experience of Kadam Dharma through meditation.
Simply dwelling at the Temple our worries and problems fall away leaving us to enjoy a feeling of happiness and peace that arises naturally from within.
As our mind begins to settle we experience deeper and deeper levels of concentration and peace. Our heart mixes with the beauty of Kadam Dharma and our life is changed forever.

Gen Samten, the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center New York, will lead the silent retreat. He is well known for his ability to present Buddha’s most profound teachings in a practical and accessible way. Gen Samten carries with him a wealth of experience in skillfully guiding sincere practitioners to profound meditative insights on retreat.
For more information call (845)856-9000,

Retreat Cost is $150.  

Accommodations & vegetarian meals available, contact registration for rates.

About Kadmpa Meditation Center New York:

Kadampa Meditation Center New York is located in Sullivan County Catskills at 47 Sweeney Road, Glen Spey, NY 12737. Kadampa Meditation Center New York offers meditation classes, day courses, retreats, silent retreats, Buddhist prayers chanted in English and a chance to learn about the Buddhist way of life. Classes range from beginner to advanced and are designed to help those who wish to learn to meditate, start a meditation practice or to meditate in a group setting, as well as for those who wish to deepen their understanding of basic Buddhist thought and practice.

Kadampa Meditation Center New York also offers group & corporate visits, mindfulness workshops & presentations, kids meditation, field trips, accommodations & vegetarian meals, and community outreach and 82 acres with Nature Trails. Kadampa World Peace Temple houses a World Peace Café & espresso bar, a bookstore and gift shop featuring a range of unique gifts, cards, meditation accessories, Buddhist art, and books on Buddhism and meditation. Open to the public, stop in an enjoy the peace of the Temple. Weekly Meditation Classes offered in Scranton PA, Sparta NJ and Port Jervis, Beacon, Saratoga Springs & Warwick, NY. For more information call (845)856-9000 or visit




$150 - Accommodations & vegetarian meals available at additional rate


View map Kadampa Meditation Center New York
47 Sweeney Road
Glen Spey, NY

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Kadampa Meditation Center New York



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Port Jervis

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