24

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12

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06

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Devoted to Wisdom: Celebrating Buddhism & Bhakti Yoga

May 30 - June 02, 2024

Krishna Das

Robert A.F. Thurman

Nina Rao

Join internationally-acclaimed presenters, Krishna Das and Tenzin Bob Thurman, for a celebratory spring Catskills retreat at Menla, exploring the interplay of evolutionary action, wisdom, and loving devotion on the spiritual path. Drawing from their personal experiences with their gurus, their travels in India, and their wise devotion to ancient Indo-Tibetan spiritual teachings and practices, Krishna Das will offer fun workshops with Q&A and two evening kirtans, and Thurman will offer riveting Dharma talks interconnecting Mahayana and Krishnayana, guided meditation, and Q&A sessions. Nina will share traditional chanting of Hindu and Buddhist mantras in the morning program.Close friends and colleagues for several decades, KD and Bob bring a special joy to their retreats together, helping to lift and inspire us with their genuine passion for life as they offer a shared vision for how to live blissfully amidst the many challenges of samsaric life on Earth. Join us for this very special occasion live from the enchanted sacred grounds of Menla, nestled in the heart of the Catskill Mountains.All levels of experience welcome!This page is for registration for the in-person attendance option at Menla. If you wish to attend virtually/online instead, please visit our Menla Online portal via Teachable: Devoted to Wisdom with Menla Online
Schedule
Thursday, May 30
  • 3 pm Check-in and Arrival
  • 6 - 7 pm Dinner
  • 7:15 pm Welcome and Kirtan with KD, Bob & Friends
Friday, June 1
  • 8 - 9 am Breakfast
  • 10 am - 12 pm Morning Program: Yoga Indoors/Nature Walk and Chanting with Nina (weather depending)
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
  • 1:30 - 3:30 pm Free Time for Relaxation and Spa
  • 3:30 - 5:30 pm Afternoon Program with KD & Bob
  • 6 - 7 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 Kirtan with Krishna Das & Friends
Saturday, June 2
  • 8 - 9 am Breakfast
  • 10 am - 12 pm Morning Program: Yoga Indoors/Nature Walk and Chanting with Nina (weather depending)
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
  • 1:30 - 3:30 pm Free Time for Relaxation and Spa
  • 3:30 - 5:30 pm Afternoon Program with Bob or KD
  • 6 - 7 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 Kirtan with Krishna Das & Friends
Sunday, June 3
  • 7 - 11 am Check-out of Rooms
  • 8 - 9 am Breakfast
  • 10 am - 12 pm Closing Discussion with Krishna Das & Bob
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
*Please note that the schedule is subject to change at any time.

ABOUT THE TEACHERs

Krishna Das

Krishna Das is a Grammy-nominated chant artist and has sung with people all around the world for over 35 years. His music offers the practice of chanting mantras– mostly in the Indian tradition, with some Buddhist and Gospel infusions. By sharing his life experiences on the pa...

Robert A.F. Thurman

Robert Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University as well as co-founder and President of Tibet House US and it's Menla Retreat & Spa. A world-wide lecturer on Tibetan Buddhism, activist for the plight of the Tibetan people, translator of Buddhis...

Nina Rao

Nina Rao learned traditional chants from her grandfather in a village in south India when she was nine years old. The chants quietly stayed with her until she rediscovered chanting with Krishna Das in New York in 1996. For many years Nina has been Krishna Das business manager and...

UPCOMING EVENTS

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