Eight-Day Insight Meditation Retreat

with Peter Doobinin
April 4 – 12, 2019
Powell House
Old Chatham, NY

This silent retreat is held in the traditional insight meditation form, allowing participants to experience stillness and insight in a supportive environment. The retreat includes sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks and interviews. This eight-day retreat offers a precious opportunity for a deepening of inner silence and clear seeing.

This is a retreat for Downtown Meditation members. If you have questions about your participation, please see a Downtown Meditation teacher or be in touch with the retreat teacher. All students must have the approval of the retreat teacher.

The retreat begins in the evening on Thursday, April 4, and ends in the afternoon on Friday, April 12. All retreatants will have a single room. The retreat fee includes three vegetarian meals per day. Please note that we will be accepting a limited number of registrations for the retreat.

The cost* for the retreat is:
$900  (high)
$800  (average)
$700  (low)

If you are interested in attending the retreat, please read the following:


You must apply and pre-register for the retreat by mailing the application form and a $150 deposit. Please note that you will forfeit your deposit if you cancel your registration after March 5, 2019.

download Application / registration form.

*Please note that the course fee does not include payment to the teacher. The teacher is supported by donation (dana).  Students will be able make a donation to the teacher at the retreat.

In order for Downtown Meditation to cover the cost of retreats and offer scholarships to students we depend on the generosity of those who are able to contribute to our Retreat Fund. Please indicate when you register if you are able to contribute and how much you can offer.

Powell House in an approximately 2.5 hour drive from NYC.  There is an Amtrak train that goes to Hudson NY. The Hudson station is an approximately 30 drive from Powell House.  Prior to the retreat we will organize car pools, etc., for retreatants.

Peter Doobinin is the founder of Downtown Meditation.  He is a co-founder of New York Insight Meditation Center. He has been teaching the dharma for more than twenty years.  He is the author of The Skill of Living.