Closeup of the face of a copper Buddha
  • 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, August 25 (check in 3-6 PM; program starts 7 PM) until Sunday, August 27 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). 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: Immersive Practice Weekend

With John Henderson

August 25 - 27, 2023



You’ve been practicing meditation and want to go deeper—or maybe you just want to clear some time to reawaken your practice. The focus of this weekend is Buddhist meditation in the core areas of stillness, analytical and generative meditations.  Supported by discussion of core Buddhist teachings, the weekend time will concentrate on sessions of meditation practice followed by discussion and Q&A to better understand how to develop our personal practice.

“Honestly, I could have stayed a week. I was always learning new things. It was a weekend I will never forget.”

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.

a group of peopel sit in meditation in front of a large statue of Buddha


Meditation is the core practice in Buddhism. Buddhism encompasses many subjects, but it is through meditation that we explore and apply those teachings. In Tibetan, the word for meditation is translated as “to become familiar with.”  In meditation, we quiet our mind and open our heart to become familiar with ourselves and the world around us through the lens of Buddhist teachings.

This weekend program will concentrate on core Buddhist meditation practices with supporting related teachings.  We will apply ourselves in stillness meditations to quiet an active mind; generative meditations to build positive emotions and thoughts; and analytic meditations to open our understanding. There will be a lot of time ‘on the mat’ in order to go deep in our practices.

You will leave with valuable skills that can change how you choose to relate to, react to and view the world around you, and the tools to establish or deepen your personal meditation practice.

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  • Intimate setting with personal access to the teacher
  • Interactive sessions with question and answer periods
  • Personal and guided sitting and walking 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


a woman meditates outdoors on a rock


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


(subject to change)

Friday, August 25

3:00 PM Check in begins
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:30-9:00 PM Welcome and Introduction
Calming Meditation Techniques

Saturday, August 26

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, August 27

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





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

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191 Cragsmoor Road Cragsmoor, New York 12566

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