• Commuter – $250.00
  • Private Room: Single – $480.00
  • Private Room: Couple – $880.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $600.00
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $1,060.00

Date & Time Details: Friday, May 20 (check in 3-6 PM; program starts 7 PM) until Sunday, May 21 1 PM

Location: Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing

Address: 191 Cragsmoor Road Cragsmoor, New York 12566


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-19-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 – $480
  • Private Room (shared bath): Couple – $440
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Single – $600
  • Junior Suite )private bath): Couple – $530

Basic Buddhism: Dharma in Daily Life

With John Henderson

May 20 - 22, 2022



Buddha’s focus was on alleviating suffering—so it’s not surprising that his teachings offer a useful blueprint for approaching life’s challenges. In this engaging weekend program of interactive teachings and discussions we will explore ways in which Buddha’s teachings apply throughout daily life.

“I absorbed more from John’s teachings than from any other Buddhist materials I have seen. Now I am able to see the big picture, which will help with my practice.”

ADDITIONAL BASIC BUDDHISM PROGRAMS: You may also be interested in:

STAY SAFE DURING COVID-19: We are committed to your health and safety. Please read our COVID-19 Precautions & Preparations to understand our strategies, including limited class size to facilitate social distancing and ample teacher attention.

BRING A FRIEND DISCOUNT: Do you know someone who would like this program, but hasn’t been to the Center? Bring them, and you both get a 10% discount on your entire program package. For the discount to apply, there must be two reservations, at least one of whom has not taken a Dharmakaya Center class previously. At checkout, apply the Discount Code: BringAFriend.



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Wouldn’t it be nice to be less stressed and more compassionate? To feel stronger connections with friends and family? To experience true inner calm? The dharma, Buddha’s teachings, offer insights that make all this possible. Moving from theory to practice, this program will provide some tangible skills to help apply the teachings in day to day life, addressing such topics as:

  • Why it is helpful to let go of negative emotions—and how to succeed
  • How to navigate conflict compassionately
  • How to weave meditation into your daily life—and why that makes a difference
  • How to quiet your inner critic
  • How to notice—and fully appreciate—the good all around you

When not in class, relax in the Center’s beautiful and tranquil environment. Enjoy the view from the patio or a nearby hike, curl up with a book in the library or contemplate the stars while sitting by the fire pit. You are always welcome to join the regularly scheduled Center activities, including the Center’s Sunday study program.


  • Intimate setting with personal access to the teacher
  • Interactive sessions with question and answer periods
  • Personal and guided meditations
  • 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

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There are no prerequisites for this program; it is appropriate for meditators at all levels and those simply interested in exploring the teachings.


(subject to change)

Friday, May 20

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

Saturday, May 21

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Salutations and Meditation, optional
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM-11:30 AM Program
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
2:00-4:30 PM Program
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:30-9:00 PM Evening Meditation, optional

Sunday, May 22

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Salutations and Meditation, optional
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM-11:30 AM Program
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Checkout and Departure





John Henderson
John Henderson has been a meditator for over 25 years and a student of Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche’s since 2003. He translates his practice into his work as a business professional and entrepreneur with a focus on healthcare-related enterprises.
Learn more about John Henderson
Dharmakaya Center For Wellbeing
191 Cragsmoor Road

Cragsmoor, New York 12566

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191 Cragsmoor Road Cragsmoor, New York 12566

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© 2019 Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing. All rights reserved