• Choose from a Variety of Group Retreats

  • Learn from World-Renowned Faculty

  • Reconnect with the Timeless Rhythms of Nature

  • Choose from a Variety of Accommodations Options

  • Forge Meaningful Friendships

  • Take Advantage of our Hiking Trails and Other Amenities

  • Enjoy Delicious Healthy Meals

Retreats

Choose from a variety of weekend and week-long group retreats on Buddhism, yoga, holistic health and wellness, the sacred feminine, shamanism, conscious dying, addiction recovery, and much more. Menla retreats offer you a chance to expand your awareness, learn to live more fully, forge new friendships with interesting people, and reconnect with the timeless rhythms of nature.

In addition to classes with world-renowned teachers, enjoy comfortable accommodations, delicious healthy cuisine, daily yoga, clean mountain air and water, and a variety of indoor and outdoor amenities. During your free-time, do as little or as much as you like with a host of nature-based activities and wellness experiences to choose from, including unique therapies at our Dewa Spa—infused with the richness of Tibetan art and culture…


UPCOMING RETREATS

Kālachakra Study & Practice Intensive

12 Aug - 17 Aug 2018

Robert Thurman brilliantly elucidates and vividly brings to life the many dimensions of the Kālachakra Tantra in this special series of study and practice Intensives. The 2018 Kālachakra Summer Intensive is a full 6 days (5 nights) and focuses on a special Kālachakra Mind Mandala sadhana practice which Dr. Thurman himself uses...

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Buddha & the Yogis: Divine Feminine Retreat

17 Aug - 24 Aug 2018

The Buddha and the Yogi/nis retreat series brings together three contemporary Buddhist and yogic masters to serve as guides for participants to actively explore, intellectually and experientially, some of the profound texts and practices from the yogic technologies associated with Tantric Mahayana Buddhism and Vedantic Hinduism, in the pristine hidden mountain valley of Menla, land ...

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Menla Summer Cleanse Getaway

17 Aug - 23 Aug 2018

This special Summer Getaway features Menla's signature detox cleanse, designed by Jill Pettijohn to clear your body of toxic residues, rest your digestive tract, and boost your immune system -- all in a way that is easy to learn and integrate into your life after you return home. Our unique recipes have been developed to ...

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Menla Lifestyle Reset Program

23 Aug - 29 Aug 2018

Take a break from your hectic life and step into a secluded resort and healing spa deep in the Catskill Mountains. The Lifestyle Reset Program at Menla is designed to strengthen and empower you, to take your health to the next level, and to let you reconnect with yourself in nature. Start the day with morning yoga, then strap on your […]

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Outing the Ego: from Anxiety, Addiction and Depression to Love, Relief and Understanding

24 Aug - 26 Aug 2018

In his earliest teachings, the Buddha put forth an Eight Fold Prescription for mental and spiritual health. The most spiritual of the world’s psychologies and the most psychological of the world’s religions, Buddhism can best be approached as a set of treatments for mental and emotional dis-ease. At the heart of the Buddha’s method lies ...

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Menla Fall Cleanse Getaway

01 Oct - 08 Oct 2018

Menla’s fall cleanse is designed to gently flush toxins from the body, strengthen the immune system, increase energy levels and mental clarity, and promote restful sleep. This nutritional cleanse offers simple, nourishing alkaline and vegan meals, and detoxifying herb teas that will allow the digestive tract to rest...

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Shamans & Siddhas: Meeting at the Crossroads of Shamanism & Tantra

04 Oct - 07 Oct 2018

This retreat focuses on the traditions of the “psychonauts,” explorers of the subtle realms of dream, death, and all “between” states. Such people are known as “shamans” in indigenous traditions and as “siddhas” or “adepts” in Buddhist and Hindu Tantric traditions. Isa Gucciardi joins Robert Thurman in exploring the deep and vast dimensions of these ...

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Shamanic Journey & Forms of Power

07 Oct - 09 Oct 2018

The Shamanic Journey is a method of accessing inner wisdom through the meditative state. It is derived from a practice done by the healers, or shamans, of indigenous shamanic cultures. It is performed to gain insight and effect healing and has been a common practice of many indigenous cultures for thousands of years ...

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Tibetan Dream Yoga Retreat

10 Oct - 14 Oct 2018

This retreat opens the door to the profound world of dreaming from the perspective of Tibetan medical and spiritual practice, guiding us on a deep journey to the inner self. Combining theoretical instruction with practical meditation sessions, Nida will share powerful methods to access hidden knowledge about ourselves; to analyze and interpret dream language ...

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Sufi Dance of Oneness

02 Nov - 04 Nov 2018

Listen! and allow this listening to lead you into movement and a dance that opens your heart and kindles your creative fire. Sama, the Sufi Dance of Oneness, is a central devotional practice of Sufism, the path of Love. If you long to meditate with movement and feel drawn to truly ground your spirituality in your ...

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Equanimity for Challenging Times: New Year’s Dharma & Yoga Retreat

27 Dec - 01 Jan 2019

In life we are presented with various outer enemies—be they malevolent competitors at work or in business, corrupt imperious politicians, or even wayward neighbors or family members—as well as a host of inner enemies, from our addictive emotions to our mental delusions. In this workshop we will explore a range of inner and outer enemies, looking at the fear, anger, and anguish generated by being stuck in a mode of "us" and "them", and focus on the total liberation that we are capable of, and on Buddhist teachings and techniques that help us to realize that liberation. ...

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