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Manifesting 2024: Annual New Year’s Dharma, Yoga, Kirtan & Astrology Celebration

December 27 - January 01, 2024

Krishna Das

Michele Loew

Alexander Mallon

Nina Rao

Robert A.F. Thurman

Wasfia Nazreen

Lea Garnier

Celebrate with friends of Tibet House US | Menla as our community gathers in person to ring in the new year at Menla, the magic secret valley of the Medicine Buddha. 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 manifesting our positive dreams for the coming year, all while having much needed fun together!Master astrologer and astronomer Alexander Mallon will kick off the retreat with his “astrological forecast” for 2024, teaching us the basics of reading an astrological chart and shedding light on patterns we can expect in the near future as individuals, as a nation, and as a world. Alexander will also offer expert astrological consultations throughout the program and a group chart reading session that will amaze all but the most hardened skeptics.Expert yogini Michele Loew will lead daily morning Vajrayoga practice sessions plus an evening Yoga Nidra, and Qi Gong master Paul Bloom will offer afternoon classes each day. Bob Thurman, Krishna Das, Nina Rao, and Wasfia Nazreen will offer classes throughout the day including dharma talks, lively discussions, devotional chanting, and kirtans with Nina, KD and friends, among other offerings. New Year’s eve will feature our annual group sound bath by Woodstock’s Sage Academy of Sound, a spectacular sonic meditation before a late night celebration and countdown session with refreshments at the Lhasa Inn to ring in the new year.Together we will revitalize ourselves to deal joyfully and successfully with the challenges of these pivotal times and make strides to manifest the very best for ourselves and our communities for 2024. We hope you can join us!Open to all levels of experience. We encourage you to register early as space is limited! Click Register Now above if you wish to register to attend in person at Menla. If you cannot attend in person and wish to join virtually/online, please click here to register for virtual participation.
ScheduleWednesday, December 27
  • 3 - 8pm Arrival & Check-in
  • 6 - 7pm Dinner
  • 7:15pm Welcome with Michael Burbank & 2024 Astrology Forecast with Alexander Mallon
Thursday, December 28
  • 7 - 8am Vajrayoga Asanas with Michele Loew
  • 8 - 9am Breakfast
  • 10:30am - 12pm Intro to the Vajrayoga Experience with Michele and Bob
  • 12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch
  • 1:30 - 4pm Free Time for Spa Treatments, Astrology Consultations, Relaxation, etc
  • 1:45 – 3:15pm Qi Gong with Paul Bloom
  • 4 - 5:30pm Dharma Teaching with Bob
  • 6 – 7pm Dinner
  • 7:30pm Kirtan with Krishna Das & Friends
Friday, December 29
  • 7 - 8am Vajrayoga Asanas with Michele
  • 8 - 9am Breakfast
  • 10:30am - 12pm Prayers for the Goddesses Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati and Tara with Nina
  • 12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch
  • 1:30 - 4pm Free Time for Spa Treatments, Astrology Consultations, Relaxation, etc
  • 1:45 – 3:15pm Qi Gong with Paul Bloom
  • 4 – 5:30pm Afternoon Discussion with Bob and KD
  • 6 - 7pm Dinner
  • 7:30pm Kirtan with Krishna Das & Friends
Saturday, December 30
  • 7 - 8am Vajrayoga Asanas with Michele
  • 8 - 9am Breakfast
  • 10:30am - 12pm Guest Lecture by Wasfia Nazreen
  • 12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch
  • 1:30 - 4pm Free Time for Spa Treatments, Astrology Consultations, Relaxation, etc
  • 1:45 – 3:15pm Qi Gong with Paul Bloom
  • 4 - 5:30pm Afternoon Class with Bob
  • 6 - 7pm Dinner
  • 7:30pm Kirtan with Krishna Das & Friends
Sunday, December 31
  • 7 - 8am Vajrayoga Asanas with Michele
  • 8 - 9am Breakfast
  • 10am - 12pm “Magic Hat” Public Astrological Chart Readings with Alexander
  • 12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch
  • 1:30 - 4pm Free Time for Spa Treatments, Astrology Consultations, Relaxation, etc
  • 1:45 – 3:15pm Qi Gong with Paul Bloom
  • 4 – 5:30pm Dharma Class with Bob
  • 6 - 7:30pm Special New Year’s Dinner
  • 8 - 9:30pm Group Sound Bath
  • 10:30pm - 12am New Year's Meditation, Intention-Setting, Countdown and Celebration
Monday, January 1
  • 7-11am Check out of Guest Rooms
  • 7 - 8am Qi Gong with Paul
  • 8am - 7pm 108 Hanuman Chalisas with Nina Rao, KD & Friends: All Day from Tibet House US in NYC (virtual offering)
  • 8:30 - 9:30am Continental Breakfast
  • 9:30 - 10:20am Vajrayoga Asanas with Michele
  • 10:30am - 12:15pm Peace & Nonviolence in the New Year with Bob
  • 12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch & Departure
  • 1:30 – 4:30pm Individual Astrology Consultation with Alexander Mallon by Appointment
Please note that the schedule is subject to change at any time.  [social_warfare]

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...

Michele Loew

Michele Loew is an international yoga teacher & practitioner of Hatha & Tibetan Yogas & the founding director of the Vajra Yoga School of Comparative Buddhist & Indic Yogic Studies where sheco-teaches with Professor Robert A.F. Thurman at Menla & abroad. She has taught, practiced...

Alexander Mallon

A celebrated astrologer and intuitive, Alexander Mallon has practiced for over 45 years, sharing his gifts with clientele spanning the globe, from NY to New Zealand. Alexander has been an avid telescope builder and amateur astronomer for nearly 50 years as well and incorporates h...

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...

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...

Wasfia Nazreen

Wasfia Nazreen is a trailblazing force of nature who has shattered countless barriers, scaling the highest peaks on every continent, earning her the esteemed titles of being the first Bengali and the only Bangladeshi to scale the Seven Summits, alongside the treacherous K2, the w...

Lea Garnier

SOUND TOOL AWARENESS Every sound we use for sound bath journeys or private sessions has a unique voice or attribute to help facilitate a therapeutic healing response. In this segment, we will explore the “tools of the trade” and have plenty of practice time to feel into the u...

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