• MENLA Deluxe Queen – $1,308.00
  • MENLA Private Queen Shared Bath – $1,191.00
  • MENLA Deluxe Double (Shared Room) – $1,038.00
  • MENLA Deluxe Double - Shared bath (Shared Room) – $984.00
  • MENLA Deluxe Quad (Shared Room) – $921.00
  • MENLA Standard Single – $1,017.00
  • MENLA Standard Double (Shared Room) – $927.00
  • MENLA Standard Triple (Shared Room) – $867.00
  • MENLA Standard Quad (Shared Room) – $837.00
  • Shared Dorm Housing – $765.00
  • Commuter – $675.00

Pricing includes meals, accommodations and tuition.

Location: Menla

Address: 375 Pantherkill Rd, Phoenicia, NY 12464

[email protected]
8456886897 ext 0

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Embracing the Sacred Feminine

With Isa Gucciardi and Robert AF Thurman

May 31 - June 3, 2018

Join Isa Gucciardi, author of Return to the Great Mother and Robert Thurman to explore the vast dimensions of the Sacred Feminine. In this experiential workshop, men and women will examine and connect with the transformative and healing power of the Sacred Feminine. We will explore the ways this power has been misunderstood and students will learn methods of holding this power in positive and life affirming ways. Students will have plenty of time to discover a more intimate relationship with the earth and the Sacred Feminine in the unique and nurturing physical environment of Menla.

This workshop will:

• Deepen your unique connection with the wisdom the earth holds.
• Step you into deeper connection and balance with feminine power.
• Bring you into greater balance and alignment with your deeper self.
• Establish you in a more powerful relationship with your creativity.
• Offer training in techniques that purify and open your mind and heart.
• Help you engage with the more subtle aspects of Prajnaparamita, the feminine aspect of the Buddha.


It also delights us to note that CEs for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Resource Center, which is co-sponsoring this program. Spiritual Competency Resource Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content. SCRC is a Board of Registered Nursing Provider (BRN Provider CEP10318) for licensed nurses in California through the cosponsorship of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal by LCSWs and MFTs for programs from approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association. LCSWs and MFTs from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval. For questions about CE visit or contact David Lukoff, PhD at [email protected] or (707) 763-3576.


Thursday, May 31st

  • 3-8 pm Check-in
  • 6-7 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 pm Welcome & Discussion with Isa and Robert – Nalanda Conference Center

Friday, June 1st

  • 6:30 – 7 am Morning Meditation
  • 7 – 8 am Nejang Tibetan Longevity Yoga
  • 8 – 9 am Breakfast
  • 9:15 – 12 pm Class (Isa: the Sacred Feminine)
  • 12 – 2 pm Lunch
  • 2 – 4 pm Free time for Spa Treatments, Hiking
  • 4 – 6 pm Class (Isa & Bob)
  • 6 – 7 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 pm Evening Discussion (Isa & Bob), Q & A

Saturday, June 2nd

  • 6:30 – 7 am Morning Meditation
  • 7 – 8 am Nejang Tibetan Longevity Yoga
  • 8 – 9 am Breakfast
  • 9:15 – 12 pm Class (Isa: Portals of the Great Feminine)
  • 12 – 2 pm Lunch
  • 2 – 4pm Free time for Spa Treatments, Hiking
  • 4 – 6 pm Class (Isa & Bob)
  • 6 – 7 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 pm Evening Discussion (Isa & Bob), Q &A

Sunday, June 3rd

  • 6:30 – 7am Morning Meditation
  • 7 – 8 am Nejang Tibetan Longevity Yoga
  • 8 – 9 am Breakfast
  • 9:15am – 12 pm Closing Discussion and Q&A (Isa & Bob)
  • 11am Check out of Rooms
  • 12 – 2pm Lunch and Departure




Isa Gucciardi
Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D., holds degrees and certificates in trans-personal psychology, cultural and linguistic anthropology, comparative religion, hypnotherapy, and transformational healing. She has spent over 30 years studying spiritual, therapeutic, and meditative techniques from around the world. Isa is the creator of the ground-breaking therapeutic model, Depth Hypnosis, and the Founding Director of the Foundation of the Sacred Stream. In addition to training hundreds of people to be spiritual counselors in Depth Hypnosis, she has taught thousands of students seeking personal growth in the Foundation of the Sacred Stream’s academic programs of Applied Shamanism, Applied Buddhist Psychology, Integrated Energy Medicine, and…
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Robert AF Thurman
Robert Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University as well as co-founder and President of Tibet House US and it’s Menla Retreat & Spa in service of HH Dalai Lama & the people of Tibet. A close friend of the Dalai Lama’s for over 50 years, he is a leading world-wide lecturer on Tibetan Buddhism, passionate activist for the plight of the Tibetan people, skilled translator of Buddhist texts, and inspiring writer of popular Buddhist books. His most recent book is the 300 page graphic novel, Man of Peace: the Illustrated Life Story of the Dalai Lama of…
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