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We are offering the combined programs at a discounted rate.
  • Commuter – $990.00
  • Private Room: Single – $2,160.00
  • Private Room: Couple – $3,825.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $2,880.00
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $4,815.00

Date & Time Details: Friday, September 1 (check in 3-6 PM; program starts 7:30 PM) until Sunday, September 10 (Checkout 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 are per person and are all-inclusive.

  • Commuter – $891
  • Private Room (shared bath): Single – $1944
  • Private Room (shared bath): Couple – $1721.50
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Single – $2592
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Couple – $2167

Discovering the Dharma III and IV

With Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche

September 1 - 10, 2023

TWO DHARMAKAYA CENTER RETREATS

  • ACCOMPLISHMENT: Unveil Your Awakened Nature

  • ACCELERATION: Move Swiftly Towards Enlightenment

In this combined program, retreatants have a rare opportunity to spend ten days studying the dharma with H.E. Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche. In the first part of the program, he outlines the entire Tibetan Buddhist path using teachings from Gampopa’s Jewel Ornament of Liberation, discussing the mind of ignorance and insight, the path of practice and the teacher-student connection. In part two, he introduces Tantric practice over four days of intensive practice. This package is only available to those who qualify for Discovering the Dharma IV.

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

DISCOVERING THE DHARMA III

The Mind of Ignorance and Insight: Empower Yourself by Knowing Yourself
Understand how the path to freedom from fear and frustration opens you to the possibility of enlightenment. Empower yourself with practical skills to process and release disturbing emotions.

The Path: Follow an Accelerated, Systematic Process to Achieve Enlightenment
Study the Tibetan Buddhist path to awakening, including Buddha’s life story. Discover the step-by-step path to enlightenment according to Gampopa’s Thargyan, as described in his seminal text, Ornament of the Precious Liberation.

The Spiritual Teacher: Learn the Importance of Finding the Right Teacher
Understand the need for an authentic teacher on the spiritual path, the qualities of teacher and student, and how to relate to a teacher for your greatest benefit.

DISCOVERING THE DHARMA IV

Tantra is a core part of Tibetan Vajrayana practice. Learn what tantra is, how it works, and why it is such a powerful way to open your mind. Get a broad overview of the four classes of tantra and learn to work with simple Kriya and/or Charya tantric methods. During this program, we will observe the two-day Nyung-ney fasting-ritual practice.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intimate setting with personal access to Rinpoche
  • Interactive sessions with question and answer periods
  • Optional Refuge ceremony
  • Shamatha and guided meditations
  • Tsa-Tue yoga practice
  • 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 walking paths, flora and fauna

OPEN TO THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED DISCOVERING THE DHARMA I & II

To qualify for Discovering the Dharma IV, you must have completed Discovering the Dharma I, II, and III in person. This combined offering is for those who still need to complete Discovering the Dharma III to qualify for IV, as well as those who wish to repeat the retreat(s).

 

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SCHEDULE

(subject to change)

Friday, September 1
3:00 pm  Check in begins (Reception Hall)
6:00 pm  Dinner (Dining Room)
7:30 pm  Welcome (Milarepa Hall)
7:45 pm  Rinpoche: Introduction to Meditation (Milarepa Hall)
10:00 pm  Lights out
   
   
Saturday, Sept 2; Sunday, Sept 3; Monday, Sept 4; Tuesday, Sept 5
6:00 am  Wake up and prepare
6:30 am  Walking Meditation (Courtyard)
7:00 am  Breakfast (Dining Hall)
8:00 am  Rinpoche Teaching and Q & A (Milarepa Hall)
10:00 am  Yoga (Milarepa Hall)
10:30 am  Guided Meditation (Milarepa Hall)
11:15 am  Group Discussion
12:00 pm  Lunch (Dining Hall)
1:00 pm  Free time
2:00 pm  Personal Meditation: Calm-abiding Meditation (Milarepa Hall or Pavilion)
3:00 pm  Walking Meditation (Courtyard)
4:00 pm  Personal Meditation: Analytical Meditation (Milarepa Hall or Pavilion)
6:00 pm  Dinner (Dining Room)
7:00 pm  Rinpoche Teaching and Q & A (Milarepa Hall)
9:00 pm  Yoga (Milarepa Hall)
9:30 pm  Guided Meditation (Milarepa Hall)
10:00 pm  Lights out
   
Wednesday, September 7
6:00 am Wake up and prepare
6:30 am Walking Meditation (Courtyard)
7:00 am Breakfast (Dining Hall)
8:00 am  Rinpoche Teaching and Q & A (Milarepa Hall)
10:00 am  Refuge, Gratitude Mandala Offering (Milarepa Hall)
12:00 pm  Lunch (Dining Hall)
6:00 pm  Dinner (Dining Hall)
Thursday, September 7
7:00 am  Morning Salutations & Meditation (Milarepa Hall)
8:00 am  Breakfast (Dining Hall)
12:00 pm  Lunch (Dining Hall)
6:00 pm  Dinner (Dining Room)
7:30 pm  Welcome (Milarepa Hall)
7:40 pm  Rinpoche: Introduction to Tantric Meditation (Milarepa Hall)
10:00 pm  Lights out
   
   
Friday, September 8 – Saturday, September 9
6:00 am  Wake up and prepare
6:30 am  Walking Meditation (Courtyard)
7:00 am  Yoga (Milarepa Hall)
7:30 am  Morning Salutations (Milarepa Hall)
8:00 am  Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:00 am  Rinpoche Teaching and Q & A (Milarepa Hall)
10:30 am  Guided Sadhana Practice (Milarepa Hall)
11:30 am  Sitting Meditation (Milarepa Hall)
12:00 pm  Break
12:30 pm  Lunch (Dining Hall)
1:30 pm  Walking Meditation (Courtyard)
2:00 pm  Rinpoche Teaching and Q & A (Milarepa Hall)
3:30 pm  Sadhana Practice (Milarepa Hall)
4:30 pm  Sitting Meditation (Milarepa Hall)
5:30 pm  Liquid Refreshments (Dining Room)
6:00 pm  Outdoor Meditation (Pavilion, Courtyard, Patios)
6:30 pm  Yoga (Milarepa Hall)
7:00 pm  Group Discussion (Library and Milarepa Hall)
9:00 pm  Lights out
   
Sunday, September 10
6:00 am  Wake up and prepare
6:30 am  Walking Meditation (Courtyard)
7:00 am  Yoga (Milarepa Hall)
7:30 am  Morning Salutations (Milarepa Hall)
8:00 am  Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:00 am  Rinpoche Teaching and Q & A, Refuge, Gratitude Mandala Offering (Milarepa Hall)
12:00 pm  Lunch (Dining Hall)
1:00 pm  Checkout (Reception Hall)

Teacher

Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche
H.E. Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual director of the Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing. Known as a scholar, teacher and meditation master to thousands of students around the world, Rinpoche is also the first incarnate lama to earn a PhD in the West. He completed his doctoral studies in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism at Harvard University in 2004. He is the head of the Trungram lineage, its monasteries, meditation centers, schools, dharma centers and groups around the world. One of the highest tulkus of the Kagyu lineage, he is a Rime master, having received teachings from the great masters of…
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Dharmakaya Center For Wellbeing
191 Cragsmoor Road

Cragsmoor, New York 12566
845.640.4593

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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