Meditation in the City Retreat: Seven Days of Mindfulness

About us

Early Bird pricing ends Friday, July 6th. After that time, General Rate will be $525 and Member Rate will be $420. 

Open to All

Even when the speed and stress of daily life can feel all-consuming, the depth of the present moment is always available to us. Ths summer, commit to caring for your mind and heart with Shambhala NYC's Meditation in the City Retreat: Seven Days of Mindfulness.

By participating in deep practice in the heart of the city, we are better able to incorporate the rich rewards of retreat into our daily lives and see the magic in our usual surroundings. This allows the benefits of retreat practice to stay with us long after the retreat is over.

Modeled on the structure of a traditional weekthün (or "weeklong session"), each day is made up of consecutive sessions of sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks, movement, mindful eating, and silence as practice. Mindfulness-awareness meditation practice is the focus of this powerful retreat. This technique of watching and being with the mind and body transforms how we relate to everyday life and ourselves. 

People of all faiths and traditions are warmly invited. Please note the practice days will begin and end with a few traditional chants.

Can't participate for the entire week? Register for a single day or the first weekend.

The First Weekend: Friday the 17th - Sunday the 19th 

Opening Talk: Friday, August 17th, 7-9pm

Day One: Saturday, August 18th
Day Two: Sunday, August 19th
Day Three: Monday, August 20th
Day Four: Tuesday, August 21st
Day Five: Wednesday, August 22nd
Day Six: Thursday, August 23rd
Day Seven*: Friday, August 24th

*Day Seven is only open to participants of a previous day of the retreat. 

Sample Schedule (subject to change):

9:00 - 12:00pm    Morning Practice Session
12:00 - 2:00pm    Contemplative Lunch & Rest/Work Period
2:00 - 4:00pm      Afternoon Practice Session I
4:00 - 4:30pm      Tea Break
4:30 - 6:00pm      Afternoon Practice Session II
6:00 - 7:00pm      Contemplative Dinner
7:00 - 8:30pm      Evening Practice Session

About the Teacher

Shastri Nick Kranz has been a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche since 1997. He has developed an approach to cultural transformation in the practice of Social Meditation, and worked with Youth Leadership development in the Shambhala community for the last decade. He brings the wisdom of meditation practice to businesses and organizations with www.mindfulinthemidst.com. He is interested in the intersection of social entrepreneurship, awakened intentional community, and collaborative right livelihood.

Testimonials from Past Participants:

"This was one of the best things I have done for myself. Really deepened my meditation practice."

"Thank you for this week, it has been life changing."

“This week has been profoundly illuminating on multiple levels. There simply isn’t enough space here to describe.”

"Extremely valuable. An experience that has deepened and softened me and made me more aware of my thoughts and how they affect others and wider society in general.” 

“So glad I did this! I’m only beginning to realize the true value of this week to my practice and life, and I know it’s effects will continue to unfold long after the last day.”

“So grateful to be here again and thanks to all the teachers. Wonderful presence and feeling cheerful.”

“I’m not Buddhist but so glad I did it. Got so much out of it.”

Source: ny.shambhala.org

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Opening up to the joy and peace of meditation and Yoga. <3 Marion
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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