• Standard Shared Housing – $150.00
  • Standard Shared Housing – $150.00
  • Standard Shared Housing – $150.00
  • Standard Shared Housing Two Night Option – $100.00
  • Commuter – $100.00

This fee is to cover Menla's cost of meals and housekeeping. It is includes standard shared accommodations and all meals

Address: 375 Pantherkill Rd, Phoenicia NY 12464

[email protected]
(845) 688-6897 EXT. 0

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Menla Fall Volunteer Trail Restoration Retreat

November 2 - 5, 2017

Menla Volunteer Trail Restoration Weekend
with the Menla Staff


In the days when Menla’s pristine land was owned by the Pathwork Center, an extensive web of trails allowed guests to experience the serenity and natural splendor of hiking all around our magical forest. With the help of intrepid volunteers over the past few years, we have fully restored most of the old trails on our property, and we are now working on expanding the network of trails to include brand new ones, in addition to doing light maintenance annually to keep the existing trails in good condition.

We need your help to do it, and this is a terrific opportunity to experience Menla for very little money and in a way that few people get to experience it! Spend 2-3 days out in the woods, experiencing the healing dimensions of the land, while getting great exercise and enjoying the company of others. With a chainsaw, loppers, snips, rakes, and our hands, you’ll be surprised how much we can accomplish in just one weekend! This important work benefits our many guests throughout the year and is very gratifying to be a part of.

Join some of the Menla staff for this special November volunteer weekend, as we explore our woods and further our trail restoration project.

Volunteers for this retreat must be in good enough physical condition to be out on the trails for much of the day. Please dress comfortably and bring adequate footwear.

The weather has been ideal here this Fall, and we anticipate good dry weather, but if light rain is expected, we will still proceed with this retreat. However, if heavy rain is expected, we may need to reschedule for a later weekend in November.

Due to a concurrent group, we have limited housing, so please register as soon as you can!

Two Day Weekend Rate:   $100 (per person); arrive Friday, depart Sunday

Three Day Weekend Rate:   $150  (per person); arrive Thurs, depart Sunday

Note: Housing will be assigned by Menla. We may assign you a roommate if you do not register with one.

Tibet House US/Menla Mountain Retreat reserves the right to cancel any program at any time for low enrollment or circumstances beyond our control. Should this happen, a full refund will be offered.


Thursday November 2nd

3 – 8pm Check-In
6 – 7pm  Dinner

Friday November 3rd

8 – 9am Breakfast
9:15am – 12pm Trailwork
12 – 1pm Bagged lunch on the trails
1 – 5pm Trailwork
1 – 8pm Check-in for those opting for two days only
6 – 7 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Bonfire

Saturday November 4th

8 – 9am Breakfast
9:15am – 12pm Trailwork
12 – 1 pm Bagged lunch on the trails
1 – 5 pm Trailwork
5 – 7pm Complimentary Steam/Sauna Session
6 – 7 pm Dinner

Sunday November 5th

8 – 9am Breakfast & Check-Out
9:15am – 12pm Trailwork & Clean-up    
12 – 1pm Lunch & Departure

* Schedule subject to change at any time