• Private Room: Single – $465.00
  • Private Room: Couple – $810.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $630.00
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $1,050.00

Date & Time Details: Friday, June 10 (check in 3-6 PM; program starts 7 PM) until Monday, June 13 (check out 1 PM)

Location: Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing

Address: 191 Cragsmoor Road; Cragsmoor, New York 12566


Check-in Time: 3 pm – 6 pm

Per Person Price: All rooms are single occupancy with a double bed; discounts may be available for couples willing to share a room. Prices are all inclusive of teachings, accommodations and meals.

  • Sliding scale : $495/$690 Scholarships are available for sangha members
These fees only cover costs of the retreat and do not include transportation or (optional) dana. Please chose an amount that works for you, bearing in mind than any contribution above the base fee allows to more easily support those in need of scholarships. Some rooms have private bathrooms; these will be allocated on a need basis. *Discounts for couples willing to share a room may be available.

Love in a Time of Chaos

With Ananta

June 10 - 13, 2022


Join us for a long weekend celebrating and cultivating that one thing we just can’t get enough of—love, sweet love.

The practice of ‘love’ is one of the great stands of meditation practice. Known as the Brahmaviharas, or ‘divine abodes’, these practices supports us to look kindly at ourselves and the world. See and be the joy we seek. Be compassionate to sorrows and suffering. And be fearless in the face of life’s inevitable challenges and difficulties.

Led by Ananta, this 3-day residential retreat is offered in the context of our 2022 theme on ‘meditation’ as a key practice to support our growth and awakening. The emphasis of the retreat will be on silent meditation, offering a chance to sink deeper into our experience.

“Not by hatred are hatreds ever pacified here (in the world). They are pacified by love. This is the eternal law.” Buddha, Dhammapada 

STAY SAFE DURING COVID-19: To allow for ease and peace of mind during the retreat and transport to the retreat, the Council of Triratna NY / NJ kindly requests that all those attending be vaccinated, with vaccination completed at least 30 days prior to the retreat. Please see additional Triratna Coivd policies here. If you have any concerns about this request, or if you need support in obtaining a vaccination appointment, please contact the council.

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  • Instruction and support from a highly experienced teachers
  • A thoughtful balance of meditation, yogic practices, contemplation, ritual and rest periods
  • A supportive and friendly community of practitioners
  • Access to individual meditation support if needed
  • Silence as well as Q&A with teachers
  • 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
  • Single rooms for all (option for couples to share)


Meditation: This retreat will be most suitable for people with experience of meditation. Beginner instruction will not be offered during the retreat, but individual support will be available as needed.

Mindful Movement: no experience needed, very accessible.



(subject to change)

Friday, June 10

3:00 PM Check in begins
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:00-9:00 PM Group Introduction
Welcome, Introductions & Dedication Ceremony— Silence Begins

Saturday, June 11-Sunday, June 12

6:30-7:00 AM Breathing (yogic practices)
7:00-7:50 AM Refuges & Precepts, First Sit
7:50-8:00 AM Leg Stretch
8:00-8:30 AM Second Sit
8:30-9:30 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM-12:00 PM Morning Practice & Teaching Session
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00-3:00 PM Personal Time
3:00-4:00 PM Breath & Body (yogic practices)
4:00-6:00 PM Afternoon Practice & Teaching Session
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:30-9:00 PM Evening Practice & Devotion

Monday, June 13

6:30-7:00 AM Breathing (yogic practices)
7:00-7:50 AM Refuges & Precepts, First Sit
7:50-8:00 AM Leg Stretch
8:00-8:30 AM Second Sit
8:30-9:30 AM Breakfast
10:00-11:30 AM Morning Practice & Teaching Session
11:30- AM- 12:00 PM Closing Circle-Silence Ends
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Checkout and Departure



With 25-years of practice experience within the Triratna Buddhist Community, Ananta has received guidance and inspiration from many incredible teachers. He has spent over three years on retreat, and undertook ordination training in 2007, being ordained (spiritually reborn) as Ananta—he who is boundless. A leading teacher of Triratna New York and of the Triratna US & Canada Men’s ordination training team, he has been guiding meditation sessions and retreats since 2005. He also trained and became a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher through the Mindfulness Center at Brown University, and has studied other mindfulness modalities such as for pain,…
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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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