Rest & Reflect Retreats

Leave behind your hectic schedule and responsibilities and enter into a calm, purposeful and healing place.

Rest, reflect and discover how to enjoy the peace of your own mind. Then return home with practical methods that can keep you feeling energized and inspired while coping with life’s stresses. With the support of a caring community dedicated to helping you take time out for what you need, you‘ll find it very easy to catch your breath and connect with your deeper self.

Choose your length of stay and which type of retreat you’re interested in, and we will help design a rejuvenating retreat experience that is perfect for you!

For more information and to fill out an online application for any of below retreats:

Fill out an application for your Rest and Reflect Retreat

Please leave one week for processing applications

Rest & Reflect Retreat Options:

RelaxationClarityKind HeartOvercome AngerPath to EnlightenmentTake a Break

Meditations for Relaxation Retreat

Peaceful contemplation in the woodsThis retreat format emphasizes breathing meditation to help calm the mind, reduce stress, and give rise to an experience of inner peace and wellbeing. These meditations help disengage the mind from the busyness of everyday life and create a special feeling of inner peace.

This retreat includes a retreat coach and requires purchase of the Meditations for Relaxation guided meditation recording.

 

Fees:
Accommodation rates apply.
$10 per meeting with retreat coach.
Purchase of Meditations for Relaxation guided meditation recording (download an mp3 here or purchase a CD through KMC New York)

Meditations for Clarity of Mind Retreat

This retreat format emphasizes meditation to help us develop mental clarity and inner peace by meditating on our mind itself. These meditations guide us on an exploration of our mind itself helping us to relate to our daily experiences through an understanding of our mind and our own inner potential for lasting peace and happiness.

This retreat includes a retreat coach and requires purchase of the Meditations for a Clear Mind guided meditation recording.

Fees:
Accommodation rates apply.
$10 per meeting with retreat coach.
Purchase of Meditations for a Clear Mind guided meditation recording (download an mp3 here or purchase a CD through KMC New York)

Meditations for a Kind Heart Retreat

This retreat format emphasizes developing our loving mind to develop a deeper connection with others and will help improve our relationships. These meditations will specifically help us increase our feeling of warmth towards others, our love and our compassion.

This retreat includes a retreat coach and requires purchase of the Meditations for a Kind Heart guided meditation recording.

Fees:
Accommodation rates apply.
$10 per meeting with retreat coach.
Purchase of Meditations for a Kind Heart guided meditation recording (download an mp3 here or purchase a CD through KMC New York)

Meditations for Overcoming Anger Retreat

smiling-manThis retreat format emphasizes the study and contemplation of How to Solve Our Human Problems by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Through studying and contemplating points that resonate with you from this text, learn new ways of thinking and meditation practices to help us develop the spaciousness and peace of mind to overcome anger and deal with difficult situations positively and constructively in our daily life.

This retreat includes a retreat coach. You are welcome to borrow How to Solve Our Human Problems from our community library, but you may wish to purchase it (available in multiple formats) in advance here or at our bookstore.

Fees:
Accommodation rates apply.
$10 per meeting with retreat coach. 

Meditations on the Path to Enlightenment Retreat

This retreat format emphasizes the study and contemplation of The New Meditation Handbook and Modern Buddhism by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Tap into your pure potential, or Buddha nature, by focusing on Buddhist meditations that nurture and develop our compassion and wisdom. With these two states of mind, we will enjoy deep inner peace and happiness regardless of external circumstances.

This retreat includes a retreat coach. You are welcome to borrow The New Meditation Handbook and Modern Buddhism  from our community library, but you may wish to purchase them (available in multiple formats, including the Modern Buddhism eBook for free) in advance here or at our bookstore.

Fees:
Accommodation rates apply.
$10 per meeting with retreat coach. 

Solitary meditator in the forestTake a Break

Enjoy the peace and tranquility of KMC New York with a completely self-guided retreat. Structure your day exactly how you want it.

This retreat does not include a retreat coach.

Fees: Accommodation rates apply. No other fees for the Take a Break Retreat.

Our Retreat Coaches

Our retreat coaches are volunteers who are on one of our study programs. The role of your retreat coach is to provide structure and guidance for your retreat, helping to ensure that you have a restful and meaningful time here.  He or she will meet with you when you arrive for an informal orientation to discuss how best to structure your time here and to help tailor the retreat to suit your own individual need. Your retreat coach will also meet with you once daily to answer any questions and give feedback for your retreat, and he or she will meet with you at the end of your retreat to help you create a plan to help integrate the meditation experience and techniques you learned here into your daily life.

Rest & Reflect Retreats are subject to availability. R&R Retreats are not available during group events/retreats. You can check course/retreat dates by visiting our Year at a Glance page