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Holistic Wellness with Buddhist Insights

  • Rockaway Summer House 504 Beach 68th Street Rockaway Beach, NY 11692 (map)

We all want to have healthy bodies and healthy minds - so what can we do to enhance our personal vitality? Come to the Rockaway Summer House and learn how to cultivate physical, mental, and spiritual well-being!

This is a silent retreat, and will include daily meditation, all meals, and a variety of wellness activities.

This is a donation-based retreat. Advance registration is required for all participants. Attendance is required for the duration of the entire retreat.

To register, visit Holistic Wellness: A Weekend Retreat on Eventbrite. 

About the instructors:

Bhante Suddhāso is a Buddhist monk living in New York City, ordained in both the Theravāda and Soto Zen traditions of Buddhism. He has studied under the guidance of some of the most important names in Western Buddhism, including Ajahn Pasanno, Ajahn Amaro, Ajahn Vīradhammo, Bhante Gunaratana, Rev. Myo Denis Lahey, Rev. Ryushin Paul Haller, and Rev. Tenshin Reb Anderson. Bhante Suddhāso was initially trained in Soto Zen Buddhism at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. Subsequently, he was ordained at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery in California, where he was trained in the Thai Forest Tradition of Theravāda Buddhism. Since then he has lived at a variety of monasteries from different Buddhist traditions in both rural and urban environments. A dedicated teacher, Suddhāso has taught to people of all different ages and walks of life, as well as college students of universities like Harvard, New York University, Fordham University, and Sarah Lawrence College. The co-founder of Buddhist Insights, an organization designed to connect people with Buddhist monks and nuns, his work aims to convey Buddhist concepts and their practical applicability to everyday life.

Maria Christodoulou is the founder of Bliss Without Bother, a wellness retreat planning service, and an herbalist pursuing a degree from ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism in New York City. She has participated on a variety of yoga, herbal, meditation, and writing retreats, both domestic and overseas. She is honored to handle the logistical, and sometimes overwhelming details of retreats and special events to ensure an experience of wellness.