If you've been looking to feel clear, calm and centered — and better able to make key decisions in all areas of your life — join us for a transformative meditation retreat with master teacher Sharon Salzberg.  

The Path Meditation Urban Retreat with Master Teacher Sharon Salzberg

 

 

A message from The Path founder Dina Kaplan on why this retreat will benefit you:

 
 

Peterson House [Map]
16 West 10th Street

SEPTEMBER 10TH - 11TH

We're excited to invite you to what feels like the biggest thing we've done in the history of The Path! We're thrilled to invite you to join us for a two-day meditation retreat with one of the top meditation teachers in the country. 

Our teacher is Sharon Salzberg, New York Times bestselling author and co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA. Sharon is the author of “LovingKindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness," and many credit her with helping to bring this style of meditation to the West.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to go deep in your practice and to emerge from the meditation retreat feeling refreshed, centered and prepared to make key decisions in all areas of your life.

This meditation retreat will be infused with the power and energy of an incredible group of people meditating together. Many will become dear friends (as happened on our last retreat — many life-long friendships were formed!). 

We've rented a gorgeous brownstone near Washington Square Park. You'll learn new meditation techniques and wisdom from a master teacher. You'll gain insight about what patterns serve you and which don't and the tools to make key changes in your life. All with the comfort of sleeping at home. 

Our theme for this retreat is loving-kindness. Why? The Dalai Lama says “my religion is kindness.” New research shows compassion is important not just in your personal and professional relationships but for your health. Loving-kindness meditation can reduce the production of cortisol in the body (the stress hormone) and help us be more focused and attentive. As neurosurgeon James Doty writes, "increasing compassion makes us calmer. It boosts our immune system and can even lower our blood pressure." It also increases our feelings of social connectedness and makes us more optimistic. It helps us be better leaders, team players and makes us closer to family, friends and loved ones. 

On this meditation retreat you will:

  • Gather at a beautiful brownstone near Washington Square Park. Click here for photos.
  • Learn a meditation technique that will help you live more lightly, not bothered by small things that happen during the day, and bring more kindness and empathy to your personal and professional life.
  • Be surrounded by like-minded people who have chosen to spend this weekend in community.
  • Gain an infusion of positive energy and inspiration.

This meditation retreat will also include a sound meditation and more, and we recommend joining for the entire weekend for a truly transformative experience.  

the Options 

  • A Weekend Meditation Retreat Pass to attend both days (highly recommended).
  • A Day Pass to attend Saturday only.
  • A Day Pass to attend Sunday only.
  • A special rooftop dinner with Sharon prepared by The Conscious Cook (author of 13 organic cookbooks).

to Register 

the Location

Environment is key. Escape your daily pace and immerse yourself in calm, beauty and inspiration at Peterson House, one of the most beautiful brownstones in Greenwich Village.

the Journey + the Community

At The Path, we build community. This retreat will build loving-kindness, support and love in you and amongst everyone who joins us. The impact will be powerful, uplifting and nurturing. People on our last retreat came in looking stressed and left looking radiant — everyone commented on it!

This retreat will be even more powerful. Because our focus is on loving-kindness, we’ll infuse everything we do with this energy. So you’ll come out of the retreat feeling relaxed. And energized by the support and kindness of the group. See how this changes your feelings about yourself, your love for others, and your energy for the rest of the year. You’ll also gain tools, from one of the world’s experts, to continue bringing loving-kindness energy into your body, your mind and your life forever. 

We can't wait to have you join us.

the Schedule

Imagine putting your daily decisions aside. And moving, for two days, to a routine designed to bring out your best self. To nurture you. To offer wisdom and give you time and space to go within, so you emerge feeling like a better version of yourself, ready for all ahead. Each session will include instruction, sittings, movement, breaks, discourse and discussion. 

Sunday

  • 10:00am - 12:30pm: Session
  • 12:30pm - 2:00pm: Lunch
  • 2:00pm - 5:15pm: Session
  • 5:30pm -6:15pm: Sound Bath and Q&A

 

Saturday

  • 10:00am - 12:30pm: Session
  • 12:30pm - 2:00pm: Lunch
  • 2:00pm - 5:15pm: Session
  • 5:30pm -6:15pm: Q&A and optional sit

our Teacher 

Sharon has been meditating since 1971 and leading retreats since 1974. She is the author of "Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation," "Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness," "Real Happiness at Work," "A Heart As Wide as the World," and "The Kindness Handbook: A Practical Companion," among many other books and publications.  Sharon is one of the most respected and beloved meditation teachers in the country.

the Past Retreaters

The Path Montauk Retreat 

The Path Montauk Retreat 

Retreaters at our June retreat said:

"Words fail to communicate how beautiful this weekend was. Thank you for welcoming me so warmly into the fold and I look forward to many more shared times with you and The Path community."

"It opened my heart, calmed my spirit, reintroduced me to my practice."

"I feel happy and peaceful."

"I feel much lighter, calmer, stronger in myself (mind and body), more full of joy."

"Huge increase in awareness."

"Deeper connection with myself and others."

"On my way to loving myself."

"Increased sense of self love."

“I need to be around more people like you guys. Hopefully this will be good for me to kind of approach the crazy work world that I live in. As much as I can, just try and have a little more balance when I approach things. This has been awesome.”

“I've loved meeting each and every one of you. It's kind of incredible that I am looking around the room and I adore all of you. What an amazing group! For me that has been the best thing. It has been an absolute pleasure doing what I do to support this and listening to you guys. I see complete light around everyone that I did not see when we gathered. There has been this amazing kind of shift.”

“...thank you for welcoming me to your retreat. I came in nervous and skeptical and left calm, relaxed and enlightened."

 

Refunds

Full refunds available by request one week before the retreat. We will process 50% refunds three days before the start of the retreat (Wednesday) but cannot refund requests made within three days of the start of the retreat.

 


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