March 23, 2023

Meditation Retreat in New York

meditation retreat new york

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced meditator, a meditation retreat can be a great way to practice mindfulness. They can also be a way to de-stress, recharge and connect with nature.

New York has a variety of meditation centers that offer retreats that range from luxurious to affordable. Often, they feature hot spring baths, yoga classes, hikes and eco-tours.

Kadampa Buddhist Center NY offers in-depth courses and meditation sessions on their 82-acre grounds and temples designed by renowned teacher Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso as part of the International Temples Project. They also provide hope and healing for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress.

Won Buddhism is a modern, Western Zen movement that emphasizes mindfulness. They have weekly free meditation classes and a variety of weekend retreats.

AMI is a retreat center that’s dedicated to “Yoga Science,” but they also host special online meditation and Dharma talks over Zoom for safety. They also hold a unique panel discussion for physicians every fall on mindfulness and burnout.

Spirit Rock is a popular destination for those looking to deepen their meditation practices. They offer both residential and non-residential retreats that include wilderness hikes, kayaking, paddleboarding, silent meditation spaces, yoga and more.

Hudson Valley is home to several Tibetan Buddhist monasteries that offer guided chanting, meditation, and Dharma talks. KTC in Croton-on-Hudson offers daily chanting and Dharma sessions as well as a three-year meditation retreat for serious students.

Graymoor Spiritual Life Center in Garrison teaches a Tergar philosophy that translates the ancient practice of meditation for a modern world. The center has a variety of retreats, including compassion meditation.

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