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  • Commuter – $250.00
  • Private Room: Single – $500.00
  • Private Room: Couple – $920.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $620.00
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $1,100.00

Date & Time Details: Friday, October 14 (check in 3-6 PM; program starts 7 PM) until Sunday, October 16 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 – $500
  • Private Room (shared bath): Couple – $460
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Single – $620
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Couple – $550

Blue Sky Mind

With Kadam Peter Kurczynski

October 14 - 16, 2022

Discover the Mind’s Clarity

RETREAT BY INVITED PRESENTER

Through meditation, distracting thoughts subside, and we experience our natural capacity for peace. We do not need to look outside ourselves for meaning or purpose. By absorbing into the blissful, clear nature of the mind, we find incredible happiness from within and connect with our ability to benefit others. During this special weekend you will learn special methods to reduce distractions and respond to painful emotions—the tools you need to become more peaceful and content.

My meditation practice came to new heights, transformative experience. I feel recharged and ready to apply this wisdom to my everyday challenge and practice.

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.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This weekend retreat is an excellent introduction to the famous and beloved meditations on the clarity of mind. It is a perfect opportunity to begin and enhance meditation practice in a way that can be immediately applied to daily life. Students will learn through teachings, guided meditations, prayers, discussions and practices to try during the meditation breaks. Specific topics covered include:

  • What is the mind – its nature and function
  • What is meditation, and how to meditate on the mind itself
  • The benefits of meditation on clarity of mind
  • Three types of distraction and how to deal with them
  • What meditation has to reveal about the ultimate nature of reality
  • Practical methods for responding peacefully to painful emotions
  • Practicing contentment during difficult, everyday, life situations

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Optional Suggested Reading:
Mahamudra Tantra, Modern Buddhism, or How to Transform Your Life by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

    • Sessions include guided meditations and teaching
    • Meditation prayers, including instructions and commentary
    • Interactive sessions with discussion and question and answer periods
    • Intimate setting with personal access to the teacher
    • Quiet hours and optional meditation sessions in the mornings
    • Optional instruction on Buddhist ritual practice
    • Group hike
    • 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

OPEN TO ALL

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

SCHEDULE

(subject to change)

Friday, October 14

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

Saturday, October 15

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Prayers for Meditation and Lamrim 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 permitting)
4:00-6:00 PM Teaching and Meditation with Kadam Peter
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:30-8:30 PM Q & A

Sunday, October 16

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Prayers for Meditation and Lamrim 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

© 2019 Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing. All rights reserved

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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