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Away Retreat: The Stillness Within

The Stillness Within: A Retreat on Improving Concentration

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If we are new to meditation, or even having practiced for some time, our mind is largely distracted and unclear. It’s difficult to stay focused on our object of meditation for very long, and it is not easy to return to our object when we forget it! We can improve the quality of our meditation, by improving our concentration. By learning how to train our mind in the proper methods, and then putting those techniques into practice happily and consistently, the quality of our meditations will definitely improve. By gaining a taste of deeper meditation on retreat, we can be more inspired and confident to practice meditation in daily life.

Everyone is welcome!



Gen Kelsang Menla was ordained as a Kadampa Buddhist monk in 2001 and has taught Kadampa Buddhism since that time. Gen Menla has also completed temple renovation projects in Baltimore, Albuquerque and our own temple here in Dallas. He brings a warm heart and joyful attitude to sharing Buddha’s teachings and the practice of meditation.




Introduction: 7:30 - 8:45 pm

Session 1: 9-10 am
Session 2:   11am-12pm
Break:    12-4pm
Session 3:  4-5 pm
Session 4:  7-8:30 pm

Session 1:   9-10 am
Session 2:  11am-12pm
Session 3:  2-3:30 pm

About the Retreat Center

Brookhaven is a retreat center that hosts groups wanting to get away to a place that will bring peace to their life and meaningful interactions with others. It is located in the pinewoods of Northeast Texas on a beautiful 70-acre lake front property just 2 hours outside of Dallas.


Shared Room with 3-5 people | Full Retreat |  All Meals | per person $255
Double Room  with 2 people | Full Retreat |  All Meals | per person $335
Saturday Only No room | with  3 Meals | per person $85
Full Retreat |  All Meals | No Room | per person $195

Once you have registered for the Retreat, we will be sending you an information packet with all the details for the weekend. Please look for it in the email account you provided when you registered.