Menla-sponsored retreats are led by engaging faculty with expertise in a variety of subjects and include world-renowned authorities in the fields of Buddhism, yoga, devotional chanting, psychology, shamanism, and more.
Tibet House US/Menla President Robert Thurman co-leads annual retreats at Menla throughout the year with friends and fellow teachers, including Sharon Salzberg, Krishna Das, Mark Epstein, Richard Freeman, Nida Chenagtsang, and Isa Gucciardi. Topics covered change from year to year, and each retreat includes discussions, lectures, guided meditations, yoga, Q&A, and time to access faculty during meals and breaks.
All Personal Getaway classes and certain Menla retreats are led by knowledgeable Menla staff and local experts, with special emphasis on facilitating custom experiences based on your particular needs and preferences.
The faculty featured below only include annual Menla retreat faculty.
“Menla offers integrative healing—merging Tibetan, Ayurvedic and other holistic traditions—along with fresh clean air, hikes and perhaps the most authentic Tibetan treatment therapies this side of Lhasa.”
Rona Berg, Organic Spa
“Menla is indeed magical, a place out of time that is rich in presence. The vibrational quality of this sanctuary is palpable as well as the magnificent natural beauty. Healing, peaceful and luminous with Light, a pilgrimage to Menla evokes the proverbial Medicine Mountain, and yet it is so close to NYC. Our Ayurvedic massage and experience at Dewa Spa was transporting, regenerative and deeply nourishing. Looking forward to our next retreat here and sharing this treasure with friends.”
“Menla is an amazing place to spend time. Delicious healthy food, comfortable bed, beautiful scenery, nature. Of course, some of my favorite teachers were there too… Krishna Das, Sharon Salzberg and climbing to the top Bob Thurman. Thanks to the staff who made it possible to enjoy such an inspiring place on this planet.”