Give a new home to Buddhist Insights
Help Buddhist Insights benefit even more people! We have the opportunity to acquire this magnificent stone building for our new monastery and retreat center. Located just outside of Newark, NJ, it is easily reachable by public transit from NYC and Philadelphia. Immersed in several acres of lightly forested parkland, it offers a peaceful refuge for resident monastics and will host meditation retreats for up to 60 people.
♦ HELP US FUNDRAISE ♦
-Over 2 acres of forested land, surrounded by a park
-Two Meditation Rooms
-Sleeping space for 50 people
-1 hour or less public transit from Manhattan
-Close to Pennsylvania and Connecticut
-30min from Newark Airport
-Quiet snd secluded grounds
-Space for Resident Monastic community and Retreatants
-Retreats by Donation (room&board included)
-Meditation, Tea Ceremony, and Yoga programs
SUPPORT BUDDHIST INSIGHTSFor the past three years, Buddhist Insights has offered over 100 free meditation retreats led by Buddhist monastics, at the Rockaway Summer House, its donation-based retreat center in New York City.
HOW TO DONATE
–Paypal Giving Fund
With Platform Fee
–Bank Transfer (send us email for details)
We have signed the contract of sale. By August 15th we need to raise the balance of funds. We are confident we can meet the goal, but we plan to contact all the donors if things change. To facilitate supporting this project, we offer many options to donate. All donations will be consolidated and updated at the end of July 2019.
Have any questions? Please send us an email with what you have in mind.
This monastery is located in West Orange, NJ, at 29 Ridgeway Ave. Built by the Schweinler family over a century ago, the property was modeled after a house in Saint Cloud, France. The family donated the house to the Catholic order of the Augustinian Recollects several decades ago and it’s been the home of their monastic community ever since.
West Orange, NJ, is easily reachable via public transit, either by bus or train from New York City and Newark. The town is close enough to major urban centers, but far enough to be peaceful. Newark airport is also easily reachable via car.