• Campground Site – $110.00
  • Shrine Hall Room (Shared) – $150.00
  • Shrine Hall Room – $250.00
  • Commuter – $90.00
  • Online – $70.00

Date & Time Details: Check-in Fri, 3-6 pm & Sat, 8-8:30 am. Retreat concludes Sun,12 pm.

Location: Samye Hermitage New York

Address: 412 Glimmerglen Road, Cooperstown, NY, USA

Contact: [email protected]

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The Path of Transformation: Meditation Retreat

With Tulku Migmar Tsering

July 12 - 14, 2024

We invite you to join this introduction to the essential points of meditation in the Mahamudra tradition, for both Summer Immersion students and the wider public. Tulku-la will also give instructions on the core elements of mind training. 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.

We are delighted that Tulku Migmar will be on campus to guide us through accessible and beginner-friendly practices, offering techniques to quiet the mind, cultivate greater compassion, and ultimately transform us from within. 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 your life.

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. A daily schedule will be shared shortly before the retreat begins.

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.



Tulku Migmar Tsering
Tulku Migmar Tsering is a master of the Chokling New Treasures lineage of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He was born in Nubri, Nepal in 1975 and began his training at an early age after having been recognized as a reincarnate lama. Tulku Migmar began his formal education in 1983 at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Kathmandu. Through the years, Tulku Migmar proved to be an outstanding practitioner, mastering all of the elaborate vajrayana rituals and sacred arts so essential to the Chokling New Treasures tradition. Tulku-la completed a 3-year retreat under the close guidance of his root guru,…
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