Large copper Buddha
  • Private Room: Single – $460.00
  • Private Room: Couple – $810.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $620.00
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $1,030.00

Date & Time Details: Friday, April 7 (check in 3-6 PM) until Sunday, April 9, 1 PM

Location: Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing

Address: 191 Cragsmoor Road Cragsmoor, New York 12566

[email protected]

Check-in Time: 3 pm – 6 pm

Cancellation Policy: Refundable up to two weeks prior to your visit (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.

  • Private Room (shared bath): Single – $460
  • Private Room (shared bath): Couple – $405
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Single – $620
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Couple – $515

Just Be: A Time for Personal Renewal

With Gary Wheaton and Kati Walker

April 7 - 9, 2023


Leave the pressures of your normal life and immerse yourself in the tranquility of our Center. This is a time to focus on yourself and your practice.

Meditate in Milarepa Hall, in the privacy of your room, or on a rock outside. Spend afternoons in the library, perusing our extensive collection of dharma and other books. Walk our campus or through our woods. Contemplate the stars.

This largely unstructured time is perfect for meditators with a developed practice and those seeking renewal in the serenity of a contemplative environment. Join us. Just be.

“Everyone was so kind, and helpful, and willing to support our 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 numbers to facilitate social distancing.

SCHOLARSHIPS: Partial scholarships are available for this program. Please write [email protected] for more information.

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.


a man watches the sunset


  • Intimate setting with no mandatory schedule
  • Option to meet with a Senior Teacher to plan your retreat goals
  • Group meditation and guided meditation sessions (optional)
  • Yoga (optional)
  • Singing Bowls (optional)
  • Delicious all-vegetarian meals with farm-fresh, local ingredients
  • Extensive library of dharma and wellbeing books
  • Expansive wooded grounds with beautiful flora and fauna


There are no prerequisites for this program; it is appropriate for all.

a buffet of vegetarian dishes



(subject to change)

Friday, April 7

3:00 PM Check in begins
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:15-7:30 PM Welcome and Introduction
7:30-9:00 PM Evening Meditation, optional
10:00 PM Lights out on campus

Saturday, April 8

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Salutations and Meditation, optional
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30-10:30 AM Teaching and Guided Meditation, optional
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00-6:00 PM Afternoon at Leisure
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Singing Bowls, optional
10:00 PM Lights out on campus

Sunday, April 9

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Salutations and Meditation, optional
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30-11:00 AM Yoga Class (optional)
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Checkout and Departure




Gary Wheaton
Gary Wheaton has been a Buddhist practitioner and student of Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche since 2008. He has served as retreat cook, retreat organizer, retreat leader, and teacher’s assistant. Professionally he is a human resources director, with expertise in conflict resolution and coaching.
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Kati Walker
Kati has been involved with the healing arts for many years. She holds various certifications including Hatha Yoga Instructor, Yoga for Cancer Survivors, Ayurveda, Healing Touch, Reiki, and Sound Healing. She completed her 200 hour Yoga certification in 2009 and continued her certifications with Yoga for Scoliosis, Principles of Restorative Yoga and Cancer Survivor Teacher Training. As her practice has developed, her appreciation has grown for the subtler qualities of yoga, including the spiritual aspects and stress management. Kati met Master Teacher Suren Shreshta in 2007 and advanced her knowledge of sound healing. She is currently one of the Certified Teachers…
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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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© 2019 Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing. All rights reserved