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  • Commuter – $320.00
  • Private Room: Single – $540.00
  • Private Room: Couple – $970.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $680.00
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $1,160.00

Date & Time Details: Friday, March 3 (check in 3-6 PM; program starts 7 PM) until Sunday, March 5 1 PM

Location: Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing

Address: 191 Cragsmoor RoadCragsmoor, 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). See our policy to learn more.

Per Person Price: Prices include 3 meals per day and use of all campus facilities.

  • Commuter – $320
  • Private Room (shared bath): Single – $540
  • Private Room (shared bath): Couple – $485
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Single – $680
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Couple – $580

Buddhist Meditation: The Core Teachings & Practices

With John Henderson

March 3 - 5, 2023

Discover Buddhism’s Approach to Personal Practice

A DHARMAKAYA CENTER RETREAT

In an easy-to-digest approach we will discuss the many concepts and meditation practices in Buddhism and how they form an interlocking and cohesive spiritual path toward greater awareness.

“Absolutely fantastic! John taught the dharma in a way that was accessible and understandable to everyone.”

Man teaches a group with a Buddha statue behind him

 

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.

SCHOLARSHIPS: Partial scholarships are available for this program. Please write retreats@dharmakayacenter.org for more information.

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

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

What is the best way to meditate?  Is Buddhist meditation the same thing as mindfulness? What are the practical benefits of meditation?

This engaging weekend program of interactive teachings and discussions will answer (many of) your questions about:

  • The core Buddhist teachings on awareness, selflessness, compassion, wisdom, and impermanence
  • How meditation practice affects our daily lives even when not sitting on the cushion
  • How to meditate

When not in class, relax in the Center’s beautiful and tranquil environment. Enjoy the view from the patio, take a walk through out woods, curl up with a book in the library or contemplate the stars while sitting by the fire pit.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

peopel in the sun

OPEN TO ALL

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

SCHEDULE

(subject to change)

Friday, March 3

3:00 PM Check in begins
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:30-8:30 PM Welcome and Introduction
Calming Meditation Techniques

Saturday, March 4

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, March 5

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

 

Teacher

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
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