Get away from the daily grind and retreat into the mountains of West Virginia for a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend meditation retreat. This weekend will include guided meditations and talks on developing inner balance and inner peace, which will help us deeply relax and recharge our spiritual batteries.
Teachings & Meditations
This weekend will include guided meditations and talks on developing meditative concentration and clarity of mind. This retreat will help us to develop our mindfulness and gain the ability to meditate more deeply and joyfully. We hope that you will return home feeling more relaxed and mentally more spacious and free, being able to bring this peace into daily life.
The main retreat leaders are American Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Chogden, the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland in Baltimore and lay teacher Kadam Deann Bishop, the Resident Teacher at Dharmapala Kadampa Buddhist Center in Roanoke. Both are very experienced teachers, combined they have over 30 years of practice in the Kadampa tradition.
The retreat will be held at the Lost River Retreat Center in Lost City, West Virginia, which is adjacent to the George Washington National Forest. The retreat center is located on 43 acres of land, with hiking trails, streams, a pond, and an overlook tower. It is a secluded and peaceful setting perfect for meditation and spiritual renewal.
Washington, DC: 2 hrs. 20 min.
Baltimore: 3 hrs.
Roanoke, VA: 3 hrs.
Harrisburg, PA: 3 hrs.
Richmond, VA: 3 hrs. 15 min.
Norfolk, VA: 5 hrs.
The retreat starts Friday June 7 with dinner at approx. 6pm and an opening talk and meditation at 7:30pm. The retreat ends on Sunday with lunch at 12:30pm.
The schedule of sessions is relaxed so there is time to go on walks, explore the neighboring National Forest, or simply unwind.
Fri: Dinner 6pm, Introduction Talk 7:30pm
Sat: 9am, 11:00am, Lunch 12:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm
Sun: 9am, 11:00am, Lunch 12:30pm
Everyone is welcome! This retreat is a joint activity of the Kadampa Centers in Baltimore, Washington, DC, Roanoke, VA and Harrisburg, PA. We welcome all people who wish to learn more about and enjoy meditation and Buddhist teachings.
- Camping ($145)
- Dorm- ($179)- 4 people
- Double/Twin Room($225)
- Single Room($339)
- Retreat Fee & Meals, no accommodation($115)
Fees are per person for the full weekend.
Fees are all inclusive with vegetarian meals.
A 50% deposit is required to register.
By clicking the link above you will be taken to the KMC Maryland website to register.
Lost River Retreat Center, 2015 Mill Gap Rd Lost City, WV 26810
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