Any Buddhist Retreats Wk of Dec 26-31 w/in a 6-hr Drive of New Haven?
November 22, 2017 6:55 AM   Subscribe

Anyone know of any? I know it's a long shot but this is something I'd like to try. Doesn't have to be the whole week. Needs to accommodate beginners. Prefer something heavy on silent meditation. Thanks!
posted by ZenMasterThis to Religion & Philosophy (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The Village Zendo in New York has a year end retreat at the Garrison Institute, in Garrison, NY. You can go for a couple of days or for a full week. I went a few years ago, as a complete Zen beginner and loved it. If you want a silent retreat, this one is fantastic. Here's a link to their registration page:
posted by lmindful at 7:01 AM on November 22, 2017

Lovely time of year to visit Vermont to meditate:
posted by terrapin at 9:38 AM on November 22, 2017

Kripalu (in the Berkshires) hosts a lot of these types of retreats, but it seems like there aren't any that quite match your description during the week of 12/26–12/31. (There's a "Soothing Meditation Retreat" from 12/22–25 if your dates are flexible, though.)
posted by Johnny Assay at 10:56 AM on November 22, 2017 [3 favorites]

Dhamma Dhara has a course open to new and old students that intersects with that time window, but unfortunately it's full. It might be a location to keep in mind for future meditation courses, since it's only ~2h away from New Haven.
posted by theorique at 1:13 PM on November 22, 2017

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