• Commuter – $305.00
  • Private Room: Single – $495.00
  • Private Room: Couple – $770.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $605.00
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $1,070.00

Date & Time Details: Friday, November 22, 6 pm - Sunday, November 24, after lunch

Location: Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing

Address: 191 Cragsmoor Road Cragsmoor, New York


Check in Time: Check in is from 3:00-6:00 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 include a $205 program fee.

  • Commuter – $305.00
  • Private Room: Single – $495.00
  • Private Room: Couple – $385.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $605.00
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $535.00

Meditations on Love, Purpose, Fear and Death

With Lester Strong and Evry Mann

November 22 - 24, 2019


This program grew out of a genuine desire to offer a set of mindful tools which have served practitioners for thousands of years—tools that are crucial for 21st century students in pursuit of a life filled with more love, courage and purpose.

a group of people in prayerful posture


The central pillar of this workshop is meditation with the goal of not merely achieving mental and physical wellbeing but also to forging an unbreakable connection with the Natural Universal Intelligence that pervades everything. Through that connection, participants discover new internal pathways which dramatically enhance their mental, emotional and spiritual capacity.

The second pillar is forming an intention; specifically, regarding love, purpose, fear and death which are central aspects to every human life. It’s important to understand that intention is not about how we want the world to be; rather intention is about how we want to be in the world. Through intention, Meditations strives to enable participants to love more profoundly, confront fear more courageously, share their unique talents more fully and embrace death more peacefully.

The third pillar is journaling which allows participants to concretize their thoughts and emotions without concern for personal judgement or the opinions of others. Journaling also connects us with our gratitude at the same time. In addition, journaling, when combined with meditation and Intention, enables participants to answer any critical questions they face.

Two smiling men one in a blue shirt and one in a red shirt



  • Intimate setting with personal access to the teacher
  • Interactive sessions with question and answer periods
  • Guided meditations
  • Delicious all-vegetarian meals with organic, local ingredients
  • Option to extend stay on Personal Retreat
  • Extensive library of dharma books
  • Expansive wooded grounds with beautiful flora and fauna
Meditation cushions, the large copper Buddha and a crystal ball for meditation



This retreat is open to practitioners at all levels. It is designed for anyone interested in developing a stronger set of mental and emotional tools to better navigate virtually every aspect of life. It will be important for experienced meditators to use the meditation techniques offered during the workshop.





Lester Strong
Lester Strong has studied Eastern philosophies and practiced meditation across four continents over the past 40 years. He has managed and taught in meditation centers in Boston, MA, Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC for twenty years. He also served as President and CEO of the Siddha Yoga Foundation, which serves yoga and meditation centers in 46 countries. Lester studied Judeo-Christian theology at Davidson College in North Carolina and the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta.
Learn more about Lester Strong
Evry Mann
Evry Mann directed a nationally recognized program for homeless students for the Seattle Public Schools before becoming founder and senior advisor to the Center for Creative Education. Ev is an accomplished drummer and founder of POOK, the Percussion Orchestra of Kingston. He holds master’s degrees in religious studies from McGill University and music composition from Mills College.
Learn more about Evry Mann
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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