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Tibet House US Online Events

Open Dates
Tibet House US, Menla's mother organization is dedicated to preserving Tibet’s unique culture at a time when it is confronted with extinction on its own soil. By presenting Tibetan civilization and its profound wisdom, beauty, and special art of freedom to the people of the world, we hope to inspire others to join the effort to protect and save it. Tibet House US offers many daily online programs including daily meditations and lectures. Please use this link or the register now button to view their events calendar. We hope you are able to enjoy some amazing content with us! For…

Menla Create-Your-Own Getaway

Flexible Dates
Book your winter getaways now! Enter code CYOWINTER23 to receive a 20% discount off of all available rooms! Discount can be applied to stay dates between January 1st 2023 and March 1st 2023. Menla will be open 7 days a week until January 1st.  Starting January 1st and running until March 1st CYO stay availability will be weekends only with a Thursday or Friday night check-in option and a Sunday or Monday check-out. Menla will be closed to the public January 23rd - February 9th for our winter recess. Build a custom escape vacation by choosing activities à la carte. Only…

Sound Healing Immersion Retreat

With Maga Villarreal

December 9 - 11, 2022
Have you ever wanted to dive deep into the practice of Sound Healing? Are you curious about how it works and how can you incorporate it into your daily practice? If your answer is YES, this retreat is for you! Join our weekend Sound Healing Immersion Retreat as we will study and explore this ancient practice at one of the top retreat centers in the Catskill Mountains. This retreat is designed to educate, integrate and practice the art of Sound Healing through different classes, workshops, and activities. It's a great way to reset, relax and recharge while also having fun,…

Kālachakra Fitness Retreat: the Flower Ornament, Vajrayoga and Dzogchen Connection

With Robert A.F. Thurman and Michele Loew

December 12 - 18, 2022
375 Panterkill Road PO Box 70 Phoenicia, NY 12464 United States
Reciting and exploring together the outer, inner, and alternate dimensions of the Kālachakra Tantra in this special study and practice intensive, we will focus on the unexcelled yoga creation stage practice, aiming to refresh our closeness to the Lama-Deity and the great mandala. With Michele Loew leading a number of practice sessions, Padma Shri Acharya Thurman will share some new discoveries from A) fitting together the ten Rātridevī (Night Goddesses) of the Flower Ornament Sutra with the Ten Shakti Goddesses surrounding the Kālachakra-Vishvamātā Buddha-Couple in the central great bliss mandala, enabling us to really get to know them; B) traversing…

Dreaming 2023: Annual New Year’s Dharma, Yoga, Kirtan & Astrology Celebration

With Michele Loew, Krishna Das, Nina Rao, Alexander Mallon, Alberto Villoldo Ph.D, Marcela Lobos, Sharon Salzberg, Andrew Holecek, Jai Dev Singh and Robert A.F. Thurman

December 27, 2022 - January 1, 2023
Celebrate the New Year with friends of Tibet House US | Menla, a 15 year tradition! This New Year’s marks the first time since the pandemic began when our community will gather in person again to ring in the new year in the magic garden secret valley of the Medicine Buddha, Menla. Party, practice, and pray with us across five days of teachings, yoga, astrology, devotional chanting and more. Join us in letting go of constricting habit-patterns and setting meaningful and expansive intentions for the coming year, all while having much needed fun together! Master astrologer and astronomer Alexander Mallon…

The Miraculous Health Retreat

With Helen Birney

January 14 - 16, 2023
You are healthy and strong. What happens when you truly believe it? A weekend retreat for women who want their health to feel easy, aligned, and impactful. It's time to stop playing small with weight loss and fitness goals and learn how to get the most out of your life with miraculous health at the core. Schedule Saturday, January 14th 3 - 6 pm Arrival, good time to settle in or get a spa treatment 6 - 7 pm Dinner 7 - 8 pm Welcome Ceremony in the Devi Sunday, January 15th 7 am SAVERS AM Ritual with Helen in…

Deep Space Soundscape: a Yoga and Sound Retreat

With John Minks, Billy Pinkerton and Anne Marie Miller

February 10 - 12, 2023
“A person does not hear sound only through the ears; he hears sound through every pore of the body. It permeates the entire being, and according to its particular influence, either slows or quickens the rhythm of the blood circulation; it either awakens or soothes the nervous system” ― Hazrat Inayat Khan Are you ready to go Deep?  We invite you to a celebratory and immersive exploration of sound, yoga, and meditation.  Join us for three days of rejuvenation, expansion, bliss, and practice including yogic sound meditations, vinyasa, and restorative yoga, and Deep Space sound baths.  Sound is coupled with yoga…

Sthira Sukha Iyengar Yoga Retreat

With Carolyn Christie and Hugh Millard

February 17 - 20, 2023
Join Carolyn Christie and Hugh Millard this coming Presidents’ Day weekend to focus on the practice of asana as a means of working toward practical integration of body, breath and mind. Yoga done with this intent leads us to a subtle and sublime state of being. Quiet, aware stability in asana creates the space for us to explore subtle movements of body and freedom of breath. Sthira Mobility in our skin, muscles, and joints is necessary for us to feel relaxed and fully aware in our own bodies. In asana practice we learn to move with focus that is directed…

Death Doula Training

With Henry Fersko-Weiss

March 26 - 30, 2023
Learn from the person who sparked the contemporary end-of-life doula movement. Death is a reality that all of us will eventually face. How we face it will make the difference between a “good death” and one overshadowed by fear, loneliness, regret, and confusion. In our society, death is seen as a medical event instead of the sacred ending of a precious human life. You can restore a deeper meaning to the dying process by becoming an end-of-life doula and providing your services with genuine compassion. This is a role that is beginning to gain recognition and have a positive impact on…

Skillful Action in Iyengar Yoga

With Jessica Becker

April 14 - 16, 2023
Through asana and pranayama practice, we will explore the nature of skillful action. Every yoga posture is captured in T.S. Eliot's words, "We must be still and still moving into another intensity." Iyengar Yoga offers deep and transformative study into intensity through the essential stillness and ease of yoga postures that comes with skillful action and intelligent movement. Through skillful action, the layers of our being - from the outermost to the innermost - can be brought into a state of balance, and our levels of physical, mental and emotional strength, range of motion, energy and stamina are deepened and…

Cultivating the Joy of Sexuality & Intimacy: a Ketamine-assisted Retreat for Couples

With Jayne Gumpel, LCSW, Sylvia Rosenfeld LCSW, Seema Desai, MD, Matthias von Reusner, MD, David Gumpel M.A, Donna Sorgen, LMHC,LPC and Dee Dee Goldpaugh, LCSW

April 27 - 30, 2023
This is a safe, structured retreat designed by Jayne Gumpel LCSW and led by a staff of licensed and highly-experienced couples therapists and physicians in the beautiful Catskill Mountains at MENLA Retreat and Spa. Sylvia Rosenfeld LCSW, a lead facilitator at this retreat, is an Imago trained, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, with more than 40 years of experience working with couples and individuals who want to enhance their sexual and emotional connection. DeeDee Goldpaugh LCSW, AASECT Certified, will be assisting. TEXT: 914 924 1509 for a screening call (with Jayne). Retreat participation by application only, please complete the application for both…

Building Capacity For Safety & Joy

With Luis Mojica

May 5 - 7, 2023
Safety comes from inside of our bodies. Think of all the times your environment was peaceful or you were around loving people, yet your body was still bracing or experiencing anxiety. There’s a good reason for this. When we have trauma and chronic stress, our bodies live in a state of bracing from remembered and expected threat. Our nervous systems focus on what could go wrong instead of what is going right -- not because we’re negative or broken, but because the body is so focused on surviving that it doesn’t feel the reality of its survival. A body that…

Deepening Our Simplicity Parenting Support: For Simplicity Parenting Coaches, Group Leader and Care Professionals

With Kim John Payne

May 18 - 19, 2023
This is a unique opportunity for Simplicity Parenting support practitioners to gather together in a world renown retreat center and attend a workshop led by Kim John Payne. In this workshop Kim will facilitate an exploration in how to meet the changing needs of the parents we support, either in Group Leader led gatherings, individual clinical or educational settings.  We will share our experiences, hear how this approach has been adapted and learn from each others struggles and successes.  Most of all this gathering aims to have each person leave having added vital strategies to the toolbox, meet with other…

Deep Simplicity in Parenting

With Kim John Payne

May 19 - 21, 2023
In this workshop, Kim explains why less is more and presents five simplicity pathways you can take to help your child feel calmer, happier and more secure. This is the theme and the workshop which provided the inspiration for Kim’s book by the same name (published in August 2009 & 2019 2nd ed.). It presents not only the five simple steps but also examples of how to bring “the power of less” into your home on a daily basis. So much of modern life seems to be about more. Very few workshops you will attend will suggest that you do…

The Fundamental Principles Of SoundHealing from the Ancient Shamanic Tradition to New Science Followed by Tuning Fork Studies

With John Beaulieu, ND, PhD and Lea Garnier

May 19 - 21, 2023
TRAINING CERTIFICATION: Module 1 of 3 The Certification program is spread over 3 weekend intensives equaling 100 hours of training with pioneers who will show you how to utilize a variety of Sound Healing techniques for your own practice as a SoundHealer. With a certificate from Sage Academy of Sound, students will be better equipped to serve as practitioners, specialists, volunteers, interns, or even as members of a multidisciplinary treatment team within a health center or a community agency, as well as in a private healing or counseling practice. We believe that the only way to truly absorb the teachings…

Vajrayoga 300 Hour Spring Term: Closing Celebration Intensive

With Robert A.F. Thurman and Michele Loew

May 30 - June 5, 2023
Join us for the closing term of our Vajrayoga school. Spring term we will study Vajrayana Tantra and the Vajra body in depth and expand our study of comparative Hatha yoga and non-dual traditions. Kalachakra, Yamantaka, Guhyasamaja-Esoteric Community Tantra, Chakrasamvara, and the Tibetan Book of the Dead will be explored along with the Hatha yoga Pradipika & Yoga Taravali. In-Person Retreat: May 30-June 5, 2023 at Menla Online livestreams from April 14-May 27, 2023. Weekly live lectures with Robert Thurman Fridays 11-1pm EST & Yoga practices with Michele Loew Saturdays 11-1:30pm EST. Curated pre-recorded materials on Buddhist Tantra, Vajrayoga, and…

Cultivating Joy: a Ketamine-assisted Therapy Retreat for Individuals

With Jayne Gumpel, LCSW, Sylvia Rosenfeld LCSW, Seema Desai, MD, Matthias von Reusner, MD, David Gumpel M.A, Donna Sorgen, LMHC,LPC and Dee Dee Goldpaugh, LCSW

June 8 - 11, 2023
Welcome to Cultivate Joy ~ A Ketamine Assisted and Mindfulness Retreat for Individuals looking to Cultivate Joy in everyday life. This is a safe, structured retreat led by a staff of licensed and highly-experienced therapists and physicians in the beautiful Catskill Mountains at MENLA Retreat and Spa. ~Meet at the intersection of science and spirituality~ Retreat participation by application only This retreat is for individuals. If you are committed to the practice of sharing the fullness of  your being, your best self, your enthusiasm & vitality, your spirit, your trust, your openness, above all, your presence~ this may be the…

Awaken Radiance Retreat

With Tracee Stanley and Shawn J. Moore

June 22 - 25, 2023
Awaken Radiance is a deep dive into the wisdom of practicing resting in nature, communing with the elements, and offering gratitude to Earth. This retreat will be an exploration of the practice of nature as our primary and most sacred teacher. Inspired by the teachings of the sage Dattatreya, we will practice yoga nidra, rest, kriya and self-inquiry in the abundant forest that surrounds Menla. Held in the portal of the Summer Solstice, we will honor this time of year with Tantric practices of the Surya Gayatri to awaken our inner radiance and joy. Each day's practice will include yoga…

Sacred Metals: Standing Gongs/Himalayan Singing Bowls, Bells & Shruti Songs

With Lea Garnier

July 28 - 30, 2023
TRAINING CERTIFICATION: Module 2 of 3 The Certification program teaches how to utilize a variety of Sound Healing techniques for your own practice as a Sound Healer. With a certificate from The Sage Academy of Sound, students should be better equipped to serve as practitioners, specialists, volunteers, interns, or even as members of a multidisciplinary treatment team within a health center or a community agency, as well as in a private healing or counseling practice. We believe that the only way to truly absorb the teachings is by total immersion and abundant practice time. The retreat style setting limits outside…

Crystal Core Awareness with Crystal Bowls, Pyramids & Singing Crystal Consciousness

With Lea Garnier

August 25 - 27, 2023
TRAINING CERTIFICATION: Module 3 of 3 The Certification program teaches how to utilize a variety of Sound Healing techniques for your own practice as a Sound Healer. With a certificate from The Sage Academy of Sound, students should be better equipped to serve as practitioners, specialists, volunteers, interns, or even as members of a multidisciplinary treatment team within a health center or a community agency, as well as in a private healing or counseling practice. We believe that the only way to truly absorb theteachings is by total immersion and abundant practice time. The retreat style setting limits outside distraction…

Sage Academy of Sound’s 11th Annual Gong Camp Intensive

With Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux

September 29 - October 2, 2023
This is an opportunity and an invitation for SoundHealers and yogis wanting to embody the science of Nada Yoga, and study Gong Kriya, Gong Yoga. Since 1969, 88 year old Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux has spread the gong, its uses and methods to new students of Holistic Resonance around the world. This year marks the 53rd year of his gong teaching, and the 11th year working with Sage Academy! This retreat is not just for the advanced professional sound-healer, or the ongoing student of gong yoga, or for just the practicing healing musician, but it is also for those…

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