a monk in Tibetan robes praying
  • Commuter – $375.00
  • Private Room: Single – $720.00
  • Private Room: Couple – $1,320.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $900.00
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $1,590.00

Date & Time Details: Friday, May 27 (check in 3-6 PM; program starts 7 PM) until Monday, May 30 1 PM

Location: Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing

Address: 191 Cragsmoor RoadCragsmoor, 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-related cancellations. See our policy to learn more.

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

  • Commuter – $375
  • Private Room (shared bath): Single – $720
  • Private Room (shared bath): Couple – $660
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Single – $900
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Couple – $795

Calling the Guru From Afar

With Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche

May 27 - 30, 2022

A Retreat Exploring Direct Path Practices


Written by the great Rimé master Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Tayé, Calling the Guru from Afar is a supplication to the gurus of all Buddhist lineages. In this compelling three-day program, Rimé master Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche uses it as the framework through which to practice the direct path, a powerful means of realizing the true nature of the mind.

Rinpoche has confirmed that he will be teaching this program in person.

people on mediation cushions listening to a teacher


STAY SAFE DURING COVID-19: We are committed to your health and safety; please read our COVID-19 Precautions & Preparations to understand our strategies.

ONLINE OPTION: To make the teachings more broadly available,  Rinpoche is also offering this program via live-stream. Please click here to register.


peopel on medition cushions with trees in the background


In Calling the Guru From Afar, the supplicant calls on all the great Buddhist masters, one by one, asking for their blessings. In the related practice, the goal is to arouse a sense of deep devotion for the guru—not mere lip service but something felt in the very depths of your heart. This profound meditation can become a direct path to understanding the true, timeless nature of the mind.

Together, we will recite the classic prayer—then Rinpoche will explain both the meaning and the practice, leading us in meditation and answering questions as they arise.

You will leave with a deeper understanding and a stronger practice.

Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche teaches a group of students


  • Intimate small-group setting
  • Interactive sessions with question and answer periods
  • 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


There are no prerequisites for this program; it is appropriate for all.

people walking in sunlight


(subject to change)

Friday, May 27

3:00 PM Check in begins
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner (Dining Hall)
7:30-7:45 PM Welcome and Introduction (Milarepa Hall)
7:45-9:00 PM Rinpoche Teaching and Q & A (Milarepa Hall)

Saturday, May 28 – Sunday, May 29

7:00-8:00 AM Breakfast (Dining Hall)
8:00-10:00 AM Rinpoche Teaching and Q & A (Milarepa Hall)
10:00-11:00 AM Tsa-Tue Yoga (Milarepa Hall)
11:00-11:30 AM Guided Meditation (Milarepa Hall)
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch (Dining Hall)
2:00-3:30 PM Free time
3:30-4:30 PM Small Group Discussion (Milarepa Hall, Library, Meditation Room)
4:30-5:30 PM Walking Meditation or Solitary Meditation (around campus)
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner (Dining Hall)
7:00-9:00 PM Rinpoche Teaching and Q & A (Milarepa Hall)

Monday, May 30

7:00-8:00 AM Breakfast (Dining Hall)
8:00-10:00 AM Rinpoche Teaching and Q & A (Milarepa Hall)
10:00-10:45 AM Guided Meditation
10:45-11:45 AM Closing Ceremony (Milarepa Hall)
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch (Dining Hall)
1:00 PM Checkout and Departure



Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche
H.E. Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual director of the Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing. Known as a scholar, teacher and meditation master to thousands of students around the world, Rinpoche is also the first incarnate lama to earn a PhD in the West. He completed his doctoral studies in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism at Harvard University in 2004. He is the head of the Trungram lineage, its monasteries, meditation centers, schools, dharma centers and groups around the world. One of the highest tulkus of the Kagyu lineage, he is a Rime master, having received teachings from the great masters of…
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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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