FRIDAY, MAY 31 - SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2019
NEAR RACINE, WI
woman meditating on a bluff overlooking the lake
Enjoy a weekend away from your normal routine on the beautiful, tranquil shores of Lake Michigan. This weekend getaway meditation retreat offers an ideal setting to relax and renew yourself, spend quiet moments of reflection in nature, connect meaningfully with others, and deepen your experience of the sublime, transformative meditation on clarity, the true nature of the mind. Ideal for complete beginners as well as advanced students.

Led by the Resident Meditation Teachers of KMC Chicago (Gen Zamling) and KMC Madison (Gen Gomlam), this retreat will include guided meditation sessions with teachings, opportunities for meaningful discussion, and personal reflection. Everyone is welcome.

 

SCHEDULE

Friday, May 31 at 8pm through Sunday, June 2 at 1pm

Friday
5:30pm - Dinner
8-9pm - Introduction & Meditation Session

Saturday
8am - Breakfast
9-10am - Meditation Session 1
11-12 pm - Meditation Session 2
12pm - Lunch
3-3:45pm - Heart Jewel (optional)
4:30-5:30 pm - Meditation Session 3
5:30pm - Dinner
7:30-8:30pm - Q & A Session

Sunday
8am - Breakfast
9-10am - Meditation Session 1
11-12 pm - Meditation Session 2
12pm - Lunch

 

LOCATION

Siena Retreat Center, Racine, WI

Please scroll down for images of the grounds and facility.

 

COST & REGISTRATION

Single room: $390
Double room, per person: $330
Includes retreat, meals, and accommodation.

If you cancel before Friday, May 17th, we will refund all except the non-refundable 25% deposit. If you cancel on, or after, Friday, May 17, no refunds are given unless we are able to resell your reservation. This is due to the facility fees we are responsible for when blocking off the rooms.

Registration is closed. This retreat has already happened.

 

MEDITATION SESSIONS

All sessions will be guided by the resident meditation teachers of KMC Chicago (Gen Zamling) and KMC Madison (Gen Gomlam). Chairs will be available for all participants. Limited cushions may be available, depending on space.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Sample roomSingle and double rooms are available. Each room includes a private bathroom with shower, and is accessible by elevator. Each bedroom has adjustable temperature settings.

If you are booking a double room and have already arranged to share with someone, please indicate your roommate's name and whether you would like two twin beds or a queen size bed. If you don't have a particular person you will share with, we will assign you a roommate.

 

MEALS

Vegetarian meals are included in the retreat price. Meals will be served from Friday evening through lunch on Sunday. Siena Retreat Center can accommodate vegan and gluten free diets with 10 days notice.

Visitor reviews of the kitchen at Siena Retreat Center:
“Food was good; so many things to choose from”
“The power of the kitchen was evident – delicious and plentiful food”
“Thank you for your sensitivity to my vegan way of life”
“Food was well prepared and ample”
“The soups at supper were delicious”
“The building, staff, meals, amenities were obviously designed with our needs and hopes in mind”

 

PARKING

There is parking available. Drivers whose cars are in the parking lot overnight will be asked to supply their license plate number upon arrival. You may not sleep in a parked car and no animals are permitted. Carpooling may be available with advance notice.

 

TEACHERS

 

Gen Gomlam
 
Gen Kelsang Gomlam
Resident Teacher at KMC Madison

 

 

 

THE FACILITY

This retreat is held at Siena Retreat Center, located on the Lake Michigan shore near Racine, Wisconsin.

Lake Michigan shore at Siena Retreat Center
Lake Michigan, as seen from Siena Retreat Center.

A wooded path at Siena Retreat Center.
A wooded path at Siena Retreat Center.

Wildflowers in bloom at Siena Retreat Center.
Wildflowers in bloom at Siena Retreat Center.

A meeting room (which will be our meditation room) at Siena Retreat Center.
A meeting room (which will be our meditation room) at Siena Retreat Center.

A private bedroom at Siena Retreat Center.
A private bedroom at Siena Retreat Center.