Forest Therapy Walk at Buddhist Monastery in Carmel Area

Hudson Valley Forest Therapy / Forest Bathing / Hiking
Hudson Valley Forest Therapy / Forest Bathing / Hiking
Public group

Chuang Yen Monastery

2020 New York Route 301 · Carmel Hamlet, ny

How to find us

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This walk will be on monastery grounds. This is not a Buddhist event, nor do we have any affiliation with the monastery, HOWEVER, please respect their preference ( for modest clothing (no shorts, tank tops, or overly revealing outfits) and if you pack food, keep it vegetarian.

Cost is $25. If you are not able to afford the fee please come and pay what you can. If you can afford it, the fee helps support this service and allows me to be flexible with those who need the help.

The property opens at 9 so if you come early please stay in the parking area and I will be there to meet you. Please arrive 5 minutes early since we will be leaving the parking lot at 9:10.

Usually, at this location, these walks take 2-2.5 hours but I am scheduling it as 3 so we do not feel rushed and can enjoy some tea afterward. This is one of our more low-intensity "walks" so great for those who are not comfortable on longer or more intense trails.

After the walk, the dining hall serves a $6 vegetarian lunch noon-1pm and visitors are welcome to explore the grounds as well as the Great Buddha Hall which is certainly a sight to see! I plan to mediate there after lunch so if you are interested in a meditation primer just ask!

All participants must sign a simple liability waiver at the start of the event to allow us peace of mind in offering our walks to the public.

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Participation includes a free 30-minute coaching session via phone which you can schedule at your convenience if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity.