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  • Commuter – $250.00
  • Private Room: Single – $440.00
  • Private Room: Couple – $700.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $550.00
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $860.00

Date & Time Details: Friday, November 12 (check in 3-6 PM; program starts 7 PM) until Sunday, November 14 1 PM

Location: Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing

Address: 191 Cragsmoor Road Cragsmoor, New York 12566

Contact:
retreats@dharmakayacenter.org
845.640.4593

Check-in Time: 3 pm – 6 pm

Cancellation Policy: Refundable up to two weeks prior to the program (less a $50 processing fee). There is no charge for COVID-related cancellations. See our policy to learn more.

Per Person Price: Prices are per person and are all-inclusive.

  • Commuter – $250
  • Private Room (shared bath): Single – $440
  • Private Room (shared bath): Couple – $350
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Single – $550
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Couple – $430

The Power of Wisdom

With Kadam Peter Kurczynski

November 12 - 14, 2021

RETREAT BY INVITED PRESENTER

In this special weekend retreat, we will explore the Buddhist teachings on wisdom and their power to help us let go of painful states of mind and live with greater purpose and joy. Together we will explore the Heart Sutra, meditate on emptiness, and learn special mindfulness practices to bring insights from meditation into the rest of our lives.

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A Meditation Hall with cushions

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Wisdom is our capacity to deeply understand ourselves and our reality.

In our mistaken view, we see things in a way in which they do not exist, which creates many problems for ourselves and others. Anger, fear, and other turbulent states of mind are based in ignorance. Under their influence, our world and our problems seem fixed, solid and unmanageable. Wisdom unlocks these inner problems.

Buddhist teachings on wisdom reveal our potential to bring lightness and flexibility into everyday situations. We learn that nothing exists separate from the mind. Therefore we can change our experience by changing our minds. Meditation increases our wisdom and connects us with our ability to change. We learn to solve our inner problems—and to realize our potential for lasting happiness and inner peace.

During the weekend, we will receive essential instruction on the Heart Sutra, a most renowned and sacred Buddhist text, based on the authoritative commentary by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Focusing on the famous line from this sutra, “Form is empty; Emptiness is form,” we will plumb the mysteries of these enigmatic words of Buddha, and discover their practical benefits for our everyday lives.

We will meditate on the emptiness of the self—then learn to transfer the resulting insights into daily life, applying the teachings to work, relationships, health and financial issues.

Most of all, we will connect in a friendly, joyful, and welcoming spiritual community.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intimate setting with personal access to the teacher
  • Interactive sessions with question and answer periods
  • Guided meditations
  • Morning quiet hours
  • Group hike
  • Optional instruction in Buddhist ritual practice
  • Delicious all-vegetarian meals with locally sourced ingredients
  • Option to extend stay on Personal Retreat
  • Extensive library of dharma books
  • Expansive wooded grounds with beautiful flora and fauna

Buddha statue seen through a window at night

 

OPEN TO ALL

There are no prerequisites for this program; it is appropriate for meditators at all levels and especially those who wish to deepen their existing practice.

people meditating in chairs

SCHEDULE

(subject to change)

Friday, November 12

3:00 PM Check in begins
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:30-9:00 PM Welcome and Introduction Program

Saturday, November 13

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Prayers and Meditation, optional
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM-12:00 PM Teaching and Meditation with Kadam Peter
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:30-3:30 PM Group Hike (weather pending)
4:00-6:00 PM Teaching and Meditation with Kadam Peter
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:30-9:00 PM Evening Meditation and Q&A

Sunday, November 14

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Prayers and Meditation, optional
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM-11:30 AM Teaching and Meditation with Kadam Peter
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Checkout and Departure

 

 

 

Teacher

Kadam Peter Kurczynski
Kadam Peter is the resident teacher of Dharmachakra Buddhist Center. He has been practicing Buddhism in formal study programs of the New Kadampa Tradition for nearly twenty five years. He has participated in numerous meditation retreats, and regularly attends international festivals of Kadampa Buddhism. His teachings are timely, practical and easy to apply in everyday life. In 2013, he received the title “Kadam,” meaning senior lay resident teacher.
Learn more about Kadam Peter Kurczynski
Dharmakaya Center For Wellbeing
191 Cragsmoor Road

Cragsmoor, New York 12566
845.640.4593

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Dharmakaya Center For Wellbeing
191 Cragsmoor Road Cragsmoor, New York 12566
845.640.4593

Privacy Policy

© 2019 Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing. All rights reserved