a Buddha on a rock in a sunny glen
Book now and get 10% off listed prices. Offer valid until Aug 22, 2023.
  • Private Room: Single – $480.00
  • Private Room: Couple – $850.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $640.00
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $1,070.00

Date & Time Details: Friday, September 22 (check in 3-6 PM) until Sunday, September 23 1 PM

Location: Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing

Address: 191 Cragsmoor Road Cragsmoor, New York 12566

[email protected]

Check-in Time: 3:00-6:00 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.

    Early Bird Price: Book before August 22
  • Private Room (shared bath), single: $432
  • Private Room (shared bath), double: $382
  • Junior Suite (private bath), single: $576
  • Junior Suite (private bath), double: $482
  • Regular Price
  • Private Room (shared bath): Single – $480
  • Private Room (shared bath): Couple – $425
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Single – $640
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Couple – $535

Just Be: A Time for Personal Renewal

With John Henderson and Kati Walker

September 22 - 24, 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 hill or through our woods. Contemplate the stars.

While this is largely unstructured time, there are some optional group meditation and yoga sessions. The weekend is designed for meditators with a developed practice—and for 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: Please read our COVID-19 Precautions & Preparations to understand our strategies.

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.


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  • 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


people meditating in the grass


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

People sitting around a fire pit at dusk


Friday, September 22

3:00 PM Check in begins
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:15-7:30 PM Welcome and Introduction
7:30-8:00 PM Outdoor Sunset Meditation, optional
8:00-9:30 PM Fire Pit, optional
10:00 PM Lights out on campus

Saturday, September 23

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Salutations and Meditation, optional
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30-10:30 AM Group Meditation, optional
10:30-11:30 AM Free time
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:30-2:30 PM Woods Walk, optional
2:00-6:00 PM Free time
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:30-9:00 PM Singing Bowls, optional
8:00-9:30 PM Fire Pit, optional
10:00 PM Lights out on campus

Sunday, September 24

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Salutations and Meditation, optional
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM-10:30 AM Walking Meditation, optional
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Checkout and Departure



John Henderson
John Henderson has studied Buddhist philosophy and practiced meditation for nearly 30 years. Since 2003 he has been a senior student of the Dharmakaya Center’s founder, Rimay master Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche. John has applied the teachings in his professional life as a serial entrepreneur, leading both healthcare and real estate businesses, and as board member of numerous not-for-profit organizations in the Northeast. He has been teaching at the Center since it opened in 2017.   COMMENTS FROM FORMER STUDENTS “John was fantastic. His teaching has changed my life for the better.” ~ Frank “I absorbed more from John’s teachings than…
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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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