October 08 - October 08, 2020
Larry Ward (pronouns- he/him) is a senior teacher in Buddhist Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's Plum Village tradition and the author of the book America's Racial Karma. Shot at by the police as an 11-year-old child for playing baseball in the wrong spot, as an adult, Larry W...
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...
“Having never gone to a spa or retreat, I heard this is the place to go. The mountains, the hiking trails, the wildlife, and the vastness of the place set up the parameters for a happy and interesting week. Every staff person I encountered could not have been more welcoming. One new employee said all the supervisors treat each other and other employees as well as they treat their guests. Vegetarian food is fresh and excellent. Wait ’till you see the modern yet traditional spa! The main house and guest rooms are lovely. I came to learn yoga from outstanding teachers and to relax and get some care taking. Mission accomplished.”
“About a three-hour bus ride from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Menla. As the landscape changes from cityscape to mountains, and as you witness your cell phone signal strength dwindle to “no service,” you quite literally unplug yourself from the mundane hustle and bustle of everyday life back to simplicity of nature.”
“I went to the Dr. Nida and Robert Thurman rejuvenating retreat. What a life changing experience. I feel so much better after just a week. The food is amazing, the spa is too good to be true. I love this hidden gem in the Catskills. I probably shouldn’t review this place—too many people might find out about it…”