© Menla

Set in a secluded valley beside an enchanting stream in the heart of the Catskill mountains, Menla is a hidden oasis, a Spiritual wellness retreat in America.


Featuring spiritual and wellness retreats as well as exclusive getaways, our world-class Dewa Spa offers one of a kind experiences. A truly unique venue and a project of Tibet House US – the Dalai Lama’s cultural center in North America – Menla is a modern resort and destination spa. Inspired by the ancient Buddhist kingdom of Tibet, we strive to keep knowledge handed down for centuries alive.

Immerse yourself in the magic of our pristine mountain forests. Explore hiking trails, encounter wildlife, and discover a rich tapestry of wellness experiences and activities. This includes workshops with renowned teachers, yoga, meditation, Tibetan healing therapies, massages, bodywork, and so much more.


Menla lies on a 330 acre private nature reserve. Sitting at the head of a breathtaking glacial valley, it’s one of the most beautiful parts of the Catskills. Stay in a range of deluxe accommodations or shared cabins set in fragrant woods and gardens with murmuring streams and trails nearby.


$$ Moderate


Choose from a variety of weekend and week-long group retreats on Buddhism, yoga, holistic health and wellness, the sacred feminine, shamanism, conscious dying, …

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Programs & Retreats

A project of Tibet House US, spearheaded by Robert and Nena Thurman, Menla is a 501 c3 non-profit retreat center and health spa located 2 hours north of NYC by car in the middle of the Catskill Forest Preserve. Menla is committed to bringing authentic Tibetan mind-body healing arts and sciences to the West. Our vision is to draw from Tibetan wisdom sciences to reinforce the new wave of holistic integrative medicine now emerging in Western societies.
The Dalai Lama has expressed his enthusiasm for Menla, as he believes Tibetan medicine is one of the greatest contributions of Tibetan Buddhist culture to the world. In 2006 the Dalai Lama visited Menla for a Health & Longevity Conference and to bless the land. He believes that Menla, which was given to him and the Tibetan people as a gift, will continue to become a thriving resource for health, healing, and spiritual evolution for many years to come.
Toward this end, Menla offers numerous individual and group retreats, featuring a variety of classes, yoga, meditation, wellness and fitness programs, nature experiences, as well as Buddhist teachings on a wide range of subjects. Our Dewa Spa specializes in rare Tibetan therapies, as well as offering a full menu of western as well as eastern massages and services, including Ayurvedic treatments, herbal baths, and saunas and steam rooms. Our eco-friendly guest rooms are decorated with Tibetan accents and provide a restful atmosphere for your stay during residential programs.

Discover the ancient restorative therapies of Tibet at Dewa, Menla’s world-class healing spa and one of the few places in the West where you can experience the Tibetan KuNye massage. 


Spiritual wellness retreats America.
375 Pantherkill Road, P.O. Box 70
New York
NY 12464
North America