• Shrine Hall Room (Single) – $150.00
  • Retreat Room (Shared) – $180.00
  • Retreat Room (Single) – $240.00
  • Commuter (Standard) – $90.00
  • Commuter (Benefactor) – $130.00
  • Online (Standard) – $50.00
  • Online (Benefactor) – $90.00

Date & Time Details: In-person check-in Fri, 3-6 pm & Sat, 8-8:30 am. Streaming starts Sat, 9 am. Retreat concludes Sun,12 pm.

Location: Onsite & Online

Address: 412 Glimmerglen Road, Cooperstown, NY, USA

Contact: [email protected]

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The Path of Meditation: Weekend Retreat

With Matthew Zalichin

May 24 - 26, 2024

We invite you to join our Path of Meditation retreat, a tranquil weekend program tailored for those seeking a gentle introduction to the transformative power of meditation. Nestled in the serene hills of Cooperstown, NY, this retreat is designed to provide a welcoming space for beginners to learn the art of meditation, and those with more experience to deepen their practice.

Our skilled meditation instructors will guide you through accessible and beginner-friendly practices, offering techniques to quiet the mind, cultivate inner peace, and enhance overall well-being. The retreat schedule allows for a gradual and nurturing immersion into meditation, ensuring that participants feel comfortable and supported throughout the process. Retreatants will be treated to simple yet delicious meals designed to nourish both body and soul, and have the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals on a shared journey towards a more meaningful life.

Whether you’re new to meditation or looking to deepen your practice, this retreat provides a gentle and supportive environment to allow the practice of meditation to transform you from within.

*If you’re interested in learning more about the practice of meditation as taught in our lineage, you can visit Samye Institute and even join our online course: The Path of Meditation.


Schedule Details:

For those attending in person, registration is scheduled from 3:00 to 6:00 pm on Friday evening, followed by an orientation and group practice at 7:30 pm. An additional check-in period is also provided from 8:00 to 8:30 am on Saturday morning, for those who are unable to attend Friday evening.

For online participants, the retreat officially commences at 9:00 am on Saturday, April 20th. The program will conclude for all participants at 12:00 pm on Sunday, April 21st. Recordings of the teaching sessions and Q&A sessions will be accessible for participants to review for one month following the retreat.


Daily Schedule (EST)

7:00 – 8:00 am: Morning Practice

8:00 – 8:45 am: Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 am: Teaching Session (Streamed Online)

10:00 – 11:00 am: Group Practice (Streamed Online)

12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 pm: Personal Time

2:00 – 3:00 pm: Group Practice (Streamed Online)

3:00 – 4:00 pm: Physical Activity

4:00 – 5:00 pm: Q&A (Streamed Online)

5:00 – 6:00 pm: Group Practice (Streamed Online)

6:00 – 7:00 pm: Dinner

8:00 – 9:00 pm: Evening Practice

10:00 pm – 8:00 am: Quiet Hours


Financial Support:

This retreat has been priced to cover the many costs that go into organizing such an event, which includes food, labor, supplies, and, of course, time. We strive to price our retreats to cover these costs, while leaving a modest amount of surplus to help us maintain our physical campus year-round.

We are also committed to making our retreat as accessible as possible, so for those who are in need of financial assistance for either the online or onsite retreat, please send a message to [email protected] for details on how we can help.



Matthew Zalichin
Matthew Zalichin began studying Buddhism as an undergraduate in 1971. His teachers include many of the past and current century’s most eminent Tibetan lamas of all main lineages, but principally the Kagyu and Nyingma through his two root gurus Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, whom he met in 1977. He has, for the most part, practiced as a householder in North America, and from roughly 1981-2000 focused on ngondros, various yidam practices, and dharma center administration while working full time, raising a family, paying mortgages, and so on. Authorized as a meditation instructor in 1981, he taught meditation,…
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