Matthew joined Menla’s Housekeeping team at the end of 2017 with a wide-range of experiences and careers under his belt, including accomplished bread and pastry chef, software engineer, journalist focusing on law, and even award-winning video game designer. But with all of that, he felta longing to turn within, to step back and examine what it is to live in this world. And that brought him to Menla and the beautiful landscape outside Phoenicia, NY. He’s excited to see what this sacred valley has to offer in terms of spiritual and emotional growth and to make your stay as beautiful and as fulfilling an experience as it has been for him.
“Homerun. One of the best retreats I’ve ever attended. Was an incredible treat especially to have so much access to Krishna Das, and I will never forget the Robert Thurman’s hysterical and insightful words. Incredibly inspiring and powerful weekend!”
“Menla means Medicine Buddha in Tibetan, but I think the esoteric translation must be ‘magic’. Menla is a place unto itself.”
“Beautiful land, wonderful staff, awesome food…and plenty of it! The staff takes care of your every need. It’s a wonderful place to center and rejuvenate away from the hustle and bustle. I love this place!”