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Good Wise Sweet Love: Exploring Vimalakīrti with Bob Thurman

I was commissioned to do a new translation by Mr. C. T. Shen, when I was fresh out of grad school. I fell in love with the wonderful sūtra, so useful in teaching introduction to Mahāyāna Buddhism. I think it is such a great sūtra, so beloved for thousands of years by millions...

A Message from Bob Thurman to Friends of Menla

Greetings from Tibet House US & Menla,   We hope you and your families are all well and safe during the present crisis; we send our best wishes and prayers. We are all together in this, no matter how far we apart we may appear to be.   Like everyone else, we are not sur...

Digital Detox : Yoga Books with Nadiya Nottingham

Heaven Holds Earth Qigong & Mudras: A Practice to Bring Harmony between Yin & Yang with Nadiya Nottingham May 15th - May 17th, 2020 at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa in Phoenicia, New York!

Changing one’s relationship to digital devices can help bring clarity, increase happiness, and reduce feelings of stress in one’s daily life. In this series we highlight individuals and digital resources from Menla’s extended community that can help anyone mindfully navigat...

On Meditation and Long Retreat by Andrew Holecek

On Meditation and Long Retreats by Andrew Holecek via the Menla Retreat Blog

If you’re thinking about doing a long retreat, there are several things to keep in mind. First of all, what is your motivation? Are you doing it so you can come out and better serve others? Or are you doing it to add a credential to your spiritual resume? The retreat should def...

Meditation Hallway: Digital Detox with Janice Marturano

Meditation Hallway : Digital Detox with Janice Marturano

Changing one’s relationship to digital devices can help bring clarity, increase happiness, and reduce feelings of stress in one’s daily life. In this series we highlight individuals and digital resources from Menla’s extended community that can help anyone mindf...

Sitting with the Unknown: Digital Detox with Marni Pogachefsky

Changing one’s relationship to digital devices can help bring clarity, increase happiness, and reduce feelings of stress in one’s daily life. In this series we highlight individuals and digital resources from Menla’s extended community that can help anyone mindf...

Addicted to an Upside-Down World with Mark Epstein

Photo by Cristian Newman on Unsplash

Talking with my 88-year-old mother, four and a half years after my father died from a brain tumor, I was surprised to hear her questioning herself. “You’d think I would be over it by now,” she said, speaking of the pain of losing my father, her husband of almost 60 years. &...

I Ching: Digital Detox with Bobby Klein

I Ching with Bobby Klein

Changing one’s relationship to digital devices can help bring clarity, increase happiness and reduce feelings of stress in one’s daily life. In this series we highlight digital resources used by Menla’s extended community that help them mindfully navigate the in...

Uncovering Shamanism’s Roots with Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.

In this excerpt from the Foundation of the Sacred Stream’s blog, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. introduces the history of shamanism and the role of the Shaman across millennia assisting the development of sensitive beings and communities in need.   Shamanism : A Linguistic Histo...

Mondays at Menla with Jill Pettijohn

Jill Pettijohn at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa in Phoenicia, New York

A special feature showcasing some of the individuals, groups and organizations who help make Tibet House’s Menla retreat and Dewa spa in Phoenicia, New York the special place that it is. In this installment of Mondays At Menla, we’re honored to speak with Jill Pettijohn. Meet...


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