Greetings from Tibet House US & Menla,
We hope you and your families are all well and safe during the present crisis; we send our best wishes and prayers. We are all together in this, no matter how far we apart we may appear to be.
Like everyone else, we are not sure how long this crisis will last, however we remain committed to our supporters and will stay connected with you through expanded online offerings.
We hope you will take advantage of the numerous online teachings and courses that Tibet House US and Menla are providing at this time and will find them directly relevant to dealing with our current challenges.
For our part we have had to temporarily close both facilities, partially furlough our staff, implement major spending cutbacks, and postpone our spring programs to later dates.
We look forward to the end of this international disaster and intend to reemerge from it with the same determination — from our members, supporters, staff, board, and Tibetan colleagues — to enact our mission on behalf of the Tibetans and their heritage.
In the meantime, we hope you will enjoy this short video message from our President, Bob Thurman.
As always, thank you for all your assistance, participation, and feedback over all these many years of our shared advocacy for Tibet — your support is vital to our sustainability!
All of us at Tibet House US & Menla
“I spent the week in a yoga and meditation retreat. What a beautiful place! High in the Catskills mountains, where you can see the stars at night, and the trees are as high as the sky. The accommodations aren’t luxury, but they were perfect. Everybody is so kind and nice. We got to practice different kinds of yoga, and went to a couple of hikes. I felt happy and relaxed. They also have an amazing spa. How have I never heard of this place before? Now I can not wait to go again!”
“Fabulous front desk and unbelievably good staff. The best!”
“Menla is deep in my heart… It’s a profoundly spiritual space, a little slice of Tibet right in the middle of nowhere. Pure mountain air, a walk in the woods, a deep tissue massage, a lounge in the infrared sauna… a morning seemed like a long luxurious weekend. I can’t wait to get back for some the best spa treatments I have ever had. An upstate mountain escape is essential for surviving the pace of NYC life.”
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