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12

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06

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Devoted to Wisdom: Celebrating Buddhism & Bhakti Yoga

September 30 - October 03, 2021

Krishna Das

Robert A.F. Thurman

Join internationally-acclaimed presenters, Krishna Das and Tenzin Bob Thurman, for their first in-person appearance since the pandemic for a celebratory peak-foliage autumn retreat exploring the interplay of devotion and wisdom on the spiritual path. Drawing from their experiences with their gurus, travels in India, and devotion to ancient Indo-Tibetan spiritual teachings and practices, Krishna Das will offer workshops with Q&A and evening kirtans, and Thurman will offer talks, guided meditation, and Q&A sessions. 
Close friends and colleagues for decades, KD and Bob bring a special joy to their retreats together, helping to lift and inspire with their passion for life as they offer a shared vision for how to live blissfully amidst the many challenges of life on Earth. Join us for this special occasion on the enchanted grounds of Menla, nestled in the heart of the Catskill Mountains.If you cannot make the in-person gathering, this program is will be available as a live-stream. To learn more, please visit: www.thusmenla.org.
Schedule
Thursday, September 30th
  • 3 pm Check-in and Arrival
  • 4 - 5 pm Yoga
  • 6 - 7 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 pm Welcome with Bob & Krishna Das
Friday, October 1st
  • 8 - 9 am Breakfast
  • 9 - 11 am Free Time for Relaxation and Spa
  • 9:30 - 10:30 Optional Yoga
  • 11 am - 12:30 pm Bob Dharma Talk
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
  • 3:30 - 5:30 pm  Bob & Krishna Das in Dialogue with Q&A
  • 6 - 7 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 Kirtan with Krishna Das & Friends
Saturday, October 2nd
  • 8 - 9 am Breakfast
  • 9 - 11 am Free Time for Relaxation and Spa
  • 9:30 - 10:30 Optional Hanuman Chalisas with Nina Rao
  • 11 am - 12:30 pm Bob Dharma Talk
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
  • 2:30 - 5:30 pm Krishna Das Workshop (Bob likely in attendance)
  • 6 - 7 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 Kirtan with Krishna Das & Friends
Sunday, October 3rd
  • 7 - 11 am Check-out of Rooms
  • 8 - 9 am Breakfast
  • 9 - 11 am Free Time for Relaxation and Spa
  • 9:30 - 10:30 am Optional Yoga
  • 11 am - 12:30 pm Closing Discussion with Krishna Das & Bob
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
  • 2 pm Fire Ceremony with Bob (weather permitting)
  • 4 pm Departure

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...

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