Experience Inner Peace on Retreat

Retreat Options


Our personal retreats are the perfect way to gain a fresh perspective through quiet relaxation. With flexible scheduling that fits your life and retreat coaches that help to structure your time at the Temple, A Rest & Reflect retreat is the perfect way to reconnect to a peaceful and balanced way of life.


Our group retreats are perfect for those trying to improve their meditation experience and experience of the teachings. Through guided meditations, practical teachings and meaningful engagement with a like-minded community. At KMC New York, we offer both beginner friendly and in-depth group retreats.


These in-depth retreats serve as a way for Kadampa practitioners to deepen their meditation practice through training in the entire path of Kadam Lamrim, Kadam Lojong and Vajrayana Mahamudra. All retreats are guided by Gen Samten Kelsang, Resident Teacher of KMC New York.

Retreats by Level

Entry-Level Retreats
Intermediate Retreats
Advanced Retreats

Personal Retreats

Rest, reflect and discover how to enjoy the peace of your own mind. Your choice of six retreat themes. These retreats include a personal retreat coach.

Personal Retreats

Rest & Reflect

Rest, reflect and discover how to enjoy the peace of your own mind. These retreats include a personal retreat coach.


Learning Zone

There is no better way to give yourself a break from the daily routine and reassess your life than by engaging in a meditation retreat.
Yes, retreats are beneficial for everyone, regardless of previous experience in meditation or familiarity with Buddhist teachings.
Although complete attendance is not mandatory, attending the entire retreat is highly beneficial, as each session builds on the next.
Our Finding Peace Weekend Retreats as well as our Rest & Reflect Personal Retreats are catered mainly to those who are simply wishing to explore meditation practice and Buddhist teachings but do not require you to be Buddhist to attend. Some more in-depth courses such as our International Winter Retreats and In-depth retreats are designed to help those familiar with Buddhism to improve their understanding and practice of the teachings through focused retreat.
Yes, pre-registration is required for all of our retreats. Personal retreats with a coach require a minimum 48 hour pre-registration. Our group retreats can be booked online, or you can call 845-856-9000 or email info@kadampanewyork.org
All of our weekend retreats and in-depth retreats are easily accessible from major ports such as NYC. For more information on getting here.
Some people like to take notes so you may wish to bring a notepad and pen.
Weather can be unpredictable so dress in layers and if you hike, bring footwear for hiking.
Bring a flashlight to use on the paths in the evening coming from the Temple to your room.
If you are in a dormitory please remember to bring a sleeping bag and a towel.

Feel free to come however you are comfortable. We do ask that people remove their shoes and hats when they enter the meditation rooms.
Yes, you can sit on a chair! There are also other seating arrangements for those who like to sit on the floor in the traditional cross legged style.
No. Typically, each session finishes with a short period for Q&As and you can ask questions if you want to.
No. All retreats and courses at KMC New York focus on meditation and training the mind.

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