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Weekend Retreat w/ Buddhist Insights: DIVINE VOICE

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

Join Abhijot Kaur and Bhante Suddhāso on a Weekend Donation Based Retreat at Rockaway Summer House. A powerful way to unlock our innate purity is chanting: engaging our entire body and mind in producing divine syllables of inner transformation. During this weekend, in addition to periods of Buddhist meditation and Kundalini yoga, we will be engaging in time-honored chanting practices from both traditions.

Both Commuting and Housing Options Available Register Early to be guarenteed a housing option as these retreats are usually wait-listed.

This retreat is a silent retreat.

Advance registration is required for all participants. Attendance is required for the duration of the entire retreat.

Registration to this retreat (or Eventbrite Ticket) does not reserve you a spot.

A confirmation email will be sent to participants who have signed-up and completed all registration steps below, once their application has been approved by management. All others are to be considered on a waiting list. If you register to stay overnight and decide not to attend, please inform us as soon as possible, so another person on the waiting list may come in your place.

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Bhante Suddhāso is a Buddhist monk living in New York City. The co-founder of Buddhist Insights, a non-profit organization connecting people with monastics, his work aims to convey Buddhist concepts and their practical applicability to everyday life. Bhante Suddhāso has studied under the guidance of some of the most important names in Western Buddhism, such as Ajahn Pasanno, Ajahn Amaro, Ajahn Vīradhammo, and Bhante Gunaratana. He 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, University of Mary Washington, and Suffolk County Community College. Bhante Suddhāso brings to the table his first-hand, in-depth experience of both Theravāda and Soto Zen (where his first encounter with Buddhism took place in 2003) as well as scholarly knowledge of all other Buddhist traditions.

Buddhist Insights is a non-profit organization connecting people with monastics.

Our mission is to make monastic teachings more accessible to the general public. We invite monks and nuns from various Buddhist traditions to offer the gift of the Dhamma in urban centers for designated short periods of times. The Buddhist monastic order is composed of individuals who have dedicated their lives to studying and practicing the Buddha’s teachings, and is therefore a valuable source of highly experienced and knowledgeable Dhamma teachers.


Buddhist Insights Retreat Center in the Rockaway peninsula in Queens offers retreats, workshops, dinners and much more.