West Virginia Regional Retreat           

  A Weekend Mountain Meditation Retreat

Registration Ends May 22nd!

The retreat teachers will be Gen Kelsang Tenzin and Kadam Deann Bishop.  Gen Tenzin is the Resident Teacher of  Kadampa Meditation Center Philadelphia.  Kadam Deann Bishop is the Resident Teacher of Dharmapala Kadampa Buddhist Center in Roanoke, VA. Both are disciples of the Buddhist meditation master and internationally renowned teacher, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Kadam Deann Bishop           Gen Kelsang Tenzin



                                              Friday, June 1st - Sunday, June 3rd









The Power of Joy and Peace

Lost River Retreat Center

Mark your calendars to enjoy a relaxing and inspiring retreat in the West Virginia Mountains!  This weekend will include guided meditations and talks to help us increase our minds of peace and happiness through meditation and practical instruction.   This annual gathering of the Mid-Atlantic Kadampa Centers from Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Maryland and New Jersey is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a weekend with practitioners from throughout the region. 

During this weekend meditation retreat, you will be guided in meditations based on Buddha's teachings on the six perfections that lead to the state of enlightenment.    By training in these meditations, your mind will become progressively more  peaceful causing you to experience a profound inner stillness and tranquility.  In between sessions you can enjoy peaceful walks in the beautiful woods of West Virginia, sitting on the porch overlooking the grounds, and an evening bonfire with s’mores.  This retreat is suitable for everyone.

Registration opens on May 3rd @ 12 noon:   This is a popular retreat, so please book early!  Pre-registration is required  to attend the retreat.


The below registration fees are per person.  When you register, a 50% deposit is required.  The remainder of your fee will be collected when you arrive at the retreat.

  • Camping: $145

  • Kids Camping: $60

  • Dorm (3-4 people): $179

  • Single Room: $345

  • Double Room:  $245 per person

  • Whole Weekend– No accommodation – $115

  • Saturday Only – No Accommodation – $60

  • **All options include teachings and meals.  All rooms are en-suite. All meals are vegetarian.

Schedule:  (each retreat session is  1 hr in length)

  • Friday:  Dinner 6pm, Intro Talk 7:30pm

  • Saturday:  9am, 11am, 4:30pm, 7:30pm

  • Sunday:  9am, 11am, Lunch 12:30pm

Lost River Retreat Center
2015 Mill Gap Road
Lost City, WV 26810

Lost River Retreat Center, 2015 Mill Gap Road, Lost City, West Virginia, 26810

Lost River Retreat Center is located on 43 acres of land adjacent to the George Washington National Forest in the Capon Valley of West Virginia.  The property has hiking trails, streams, a pond, and an overlook tower.  It is a secluded and peaceful setting perfect for meditation and spiritual renewal.


The retreat center is about 3 hours away from Baltimore, MD; 2.5 hours from Washington D.C.; 3 hours from Harrisburg, PA; 4.5 hours from Virginia Beach, VA; and 2.75 hours away from Roanoke, VA.

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