New Leaf Beginners' Meditation Retreats
1175 Dutch Hill, Pine City, New York
Total Cost: $159

A meditation retreat is an awesome opportunity to step out of our busy life and recenter ourselves. Our retreat center is a 3,600 sqft, 7 bedroom, modern farm house in serene and quiet western New York state.  Our retreats are beginner friendly and combine a thoughtful balance of downtime, meditation and retreat programming. 

Our group is dedicated to insuring our retreats are as inexpensive as possible. Because our instructors volunteer their time our retreats only need to cover renting the property and food. Room, board and program expense is $159 for our weekend retreats. ($239 for couples sharing a room.) This includes a private bedroom, shared bath, and vegetarian meals.

Have any questions? Call Anthony Cernera at 203-613-3122 or anthony@newleafmeditation.org.  

2018 Dates

Retreat Schedule

Friday

4pm - 6pm: Arrival
6pm: Dinner
7pm to 9pm: Beginner's Meditation Instruction and Retreat Welcome
10pm: Lights out

Saturday

6am to 8am: Morning meditation (start time optional - join us when you wake up!)
8am to 10am: Breakfast & free time
10am to 12pm: Workshop
12pm to 2pm: Lunch & free time
2pm to 5pm: Meditation & Workshop
5pm to 6pm: Break
6pm to 7pm: Dinner
7pm to 9pm: Evening Meditation
10pm: Lights out

Sunday

6am to 8am: Morning meditation (start time optional - join us when you wake up!)
8am to 9am: Breakfast
9am to 12pm: Meditation & Workshop
12pm: Lunch and Departures

This retreat will be lead by New Leaf Founder and Lead Instructor Anthony Cernera. Questions? Email Anthony or call him on his cell at 203-613-3122.

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Anthony A. Cernera, M.Ed. 
Founder & Lead Instructor

Anthony Cernera founded the Zen Happiness Project in 2013. Anthony started meditating in 2007 and took formal vows as a student of a Zen Buddhist order in 2009. When he isn't meditating, skydiving or playing with his cameras, Anthony is a non-profit fundraiser. He received a Master's in Education in 2014 and continues his research as doctoral student focusing on habit formation and motivation for new meditators.  

Anthony says, "I have benefited greatly from a daily meditation practice and want to share what I've learned with others."  

 View from the back deck of the retreat center this winter

View from the back deck of the retreat center this winter