Buddha & The Warrior Sage: The Sacred Armor of Heart-Wisdom

with Jai Dev Singh and Robert A.F. Thurman

August 4-7, 2022 | In-Person & Online with Replays


Amidst culture wars, actual wars, and pervasive interpersonal conflict at home and abroad, this hybrid spring retreat is designed to rejuvenate our spirits, heal our bodies, and inspire our minds. In our highly-connected, fast-paced modern world, it’s time we rise up and stand with our hearts held high and open. With tremendous adversity staring us down, we can choose instead to come together to center the force of loving compassion into the nucleus of our lives. 

During this all levels gathering we learn to meet each day with great courage, to look our suffering directly in its eye, and thus to heal through its bitter yet potent medicines. Here, we taste the real sweetness of our joy, often lying latent and always needing nourishment. We prioritize good laughter, loving kindness, and spiritual practice. We remember to cheer up, to loosen up, to feel fully alive. We cultivate our conscious interconnection with one another and all beings who live on Earth.

This joyful weekend gathering with Jai Dev Singh and Robert Thurman will bring forth the ancient yogas of body, mind, and emotions, revealed especially through the dharma poetry, mythic legends, and practical teachings of both the great Dalai Lamas and the Sikh Gurus. We’ll discover the extraordinary capacity to overcome our inner enemies of anger, hatred, and violence while skillfully dealing with our outer enemies, knowing that as with all the great warriors and sages throughout time, each of us must traverse the heroic journey of our mysterious life-path with fearlessness, hope, and the genuine courage that timeless wisdom and simple practices can provide us. 

Together we will reboot our nervous system, balance our glands, and center our life-force. In these ways and through connecting in community, we will activate the sacred armor of compassion, the majestic sword of wisdom, and the victorious force of Dharma in our lives. 


This hybrid intensive is being offered online and in person at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa in Phoenicia, New York.

To join the in-person gathering, please do not register below but CLICK HERE.



Jai Dev Singh

Jai Dev Singh is a yogi and internationally renowned teacher. He is the founder and principal teacher of the Life-Force Academy - a global community for yogic teachings and practices with thousands of students in over 60 countries around the world. 

Jai Dev has also authored numerous courses on Kundalini Yoga & Ayurveda.  He is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and formerly served as the Clinical Director at the California College of Ayurveda.


Traveling the world with to help people restore their inner vitality, connect to their genuine sense of purpose, and learn to live a happy life, Jai Dev’s down-to-earth sensibility and humor, combined with a creative delivery of yogic teachings have influenced thousands of practitioners and teachers around the globe.


To learn more about Jai Dev please visit: www.teachings.jaidevsingh.com




Robert A.F. Thurman

Robert Thurman is the Co-Founder and President of Tibet House US | Menla in service of HH Dalai Lama & the people of Tibet. 


A close friend of the Dalai Lama’s for over 50 years, he is a leading world-wide lecturer on Tibetan Buddhism, passionate activist, skilled translator, and inspiring writer of popular Buddhist books. His most recent book is "Wisdom is Bliss: Four Friendly Fun Facts That Can Change Your Life" Published by Hay House.


In partnership with Nena Thurman and dedicated contributors, he now focuses on making Tibet House US and its Menla Retreat & Spa a global center for the promotion, study and practice of Tibetan Buddhist healing arts and sciences of body, mind, and spirit.

To learn more about Robert Thurman, please visit: www.bobthurman.com.

Buddha & The Warrior Sage Curriculum


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Sarvamangalam! May All Beings Be Wel