Meditation Retreats

We offer weekend retreats at the Himalayan Institute, in Honesdale, PA.

Dates For 2018 Weekend Retreats:

January 19-21st “Winter Wonderland Meditation Retreat”

April 13-15th “Spring to Life Meditation Retreat”

July 20-22nd “Sumptuous Summer Meditation Retreat”

October 19-21st “Fall Foliage Meditation Retreat”

These retreats include:

Yoga Classes – Start the day with yoga taught by Himalayan Institute staff.

Amazing Food – Three fantastic meals a day based on a tridoshic, Northern Indian, vegetarian model.

Outdoor Recreational Activities – Enjoy guided light hiking on the Institute’s trails and experience the stunning beauty of all four seasons in the Poconos. There is also free time to enjoy the grounds and facility on one’s own, including booking treatments and massages at the health center.

Meditation – The weekend revolves around receiving instruction in meditation fundamentals, practicing in the Sri Vidya Shrine (meditation hall), and group discussions.

Plan to leave from on a Friday afternoon, arriving by 5 pm if possible. Car pooling is often available. In light traffic and with a rest stop, it is a 3 hour drive from the Philadelphia area if you can leave before 2 p.m.. We spend Friday and Saturday night, and return Sunday after lunch. Some meditation experience is recommended but not necessary in order to participate. If one is a complete beginner, booking a private meditation lesson in advance of the retreat is recommended.

Accommodations are booked through the Himalayan Institute.
Entry level room and board is $95 per night.
Tuition is $175, check preferred in advance, to Raja Yoga and Meditation Center.
Total cost is $365 all expenses included.

Contact Wes with any additional questions! 215-880-4031
Click here to make payment after speaking to Wes: Payment

Fall 2016 Retreat

Winter Retreat 2016

Spring Retreat 2016

Summer Retreat 2016

Sample Schedule

5 pm asana class
6-7 pm dinner
7-8 pm – orientation with Wes, meditation consults , or free time if returning student
8:45 pm meditation in the Sri Vidya Shrine
9:30 pm optional Himalayan prayers in shrine for those interested (7-8 minutes)
6am optional meditation and prayers
7-8 am asana class
8-8:30 breakfast
8:30-9:30 free time, or meditation consults with Wes for new students
9:30-10:30 am – light hiking (Sound of Music hill and green dot trail)
11-11:45 am meditation
11:45-12:30 pm group discussion (sunset room)
12:30-1:30 pm lunch
1:30-2:30 pm free time
2:30-3:30 pm hike red dot trail, or good time for massage
4:15-5:00 pm meditation in shrine
5:00-6 pm group discussion (sunset room)
6-7 pm dinner
7-8:30 free time, or walk the red dot trail
8:45 pm meditation
9:30 optional prayers
6am optional meditation and prayers
7-8 am asana class
8-8:30 am breakfast
8:45-10:45 am hike to waterfall,or drive if poor conditions, possible massage time
11:00-11:45 pm meditation
11:45-12:45 pm group discussion
12:45 pm lunch
2 pm departure
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Raja Yoga and Meditation Center

Raja Yoga and Meditation Center