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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, June 16 (check in 3-6 PM; program starts 7 PM) until Sunday, June 18 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: Single – $540
  • Private Room: Couple – $485
  • Junior Suite: Single – $680
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $580

Buddhist Meditation: Bringing Your Practice into Daily Life

With John Henderson

June 16 - 18, 2023

A DHARMAKAYA CENTER RETREAT

 

Buddha’s focus was on alleviating the dissatisfaction (often translated as suffering) that is so much a part of our lived experience—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, meditation, and discussion we will explore practical ways in which Buddha’s teachings improve our daily lives.

“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.”

 

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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

Wouldn’t it be nice to be less stressed and more compassionate? To improve difficult relationships? To reduce anxiety?  To gain greater patience?  To feel stronger connections with friends and family? To experience true inner calm? Buddha’s teachings offer insights that point the way. 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, walk through our 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

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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, June 16

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

Saturday, June 17

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

Sunday, June 18

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Salutations and Meditation, optional
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM-11:30 PM 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