• Commuter – $305.00
  • Private Room: Single – $495.00
  • Private Room: Couple – $770.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $605.00
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $890.00

Date & Time Details: Friday, March 27 (check in 3-6 PM; program starts 7 PM) until Sunday, March 29 1 PM

Location: Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing

Address: 191 Cragsmoor Road Cragsmoor, 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 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 – $445.00

Death, Afterlife and the Journey of Transformation in Tibetan Buddhism and Kabbalah

With Simcha Raphael

March 27 - 29, 2020

RETREAT BY INVITED PRESENTER

Within the ancient writings of both the Tibetan Book of the Dead (the Bardo Thodol) and the Kabbalah (the book of Jewish mysticism) are depictions of the ever-changing journey of the soul from birth to death, into the afterlife and reincarnation. This workshop will explore these teachings as transformational maps of consciousness providing wisdom in encountering the enigmatic mysteries of living and dying, bereavement and healing. Through study of sacred texts, group explorations and meditation practices, participants will be guided as they explore the journey of their own lives.

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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intimate setting with personal access to the teacher
  • Interactive sessions with question and answer periods
  • Guided meditations
  • Delicious all-vegetarian meals with locally sourced ingredients
  • Option to extend stay on Personal Retreat
  • Daily morning and evening yoga salutations in the Meditation Hall
  • Extensive library of dharma books
  • Expansive wooded grounds with beautiful flora and fauna

OPEN TO ALL

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

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.

RECOMMENDED PRE-READING

Jewish Views of the Afterlife, Simcha Paull Raphael. Revised 3rd, 25thanniversary edition. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, Publishers, 2019.
The Grief Journey and the Afterlife: Jewish Pastoral Care for Bereavement, Simcha Paull Raphael. Boulder, CO: Albion-Andalus Inc., 2015.
The Tibetan Book of the Dead, Sogyal Rinpoche. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1992.

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SCHEDULE

Friday March 27, 2020

3:00 PM Check in begins
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:00-9:00 PM Group Introduction
The Cycle of Life, Death and Re-Birth
The Tradition of the Bardos
MEDITATION: In-Womb Consciousness

 

Saturday March 28, 2020

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Salutations and Meditation, optional
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM-12:00 PM Process of Dying and Near-Death Experiences
MEDITATION: Encountering Our Images of Death
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
2:00-5:00 PM Afterlife as a Journey of Consciousness Soul-Guiding
MEDITATION: Encountering Loved Ones in World Beyond
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner

 

Sunday March 29, 2020

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Salutations and Meditation, optional
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM-12:00 PM Practical Implications of Afterlife Teachings
Reincarnational Drama and Healing

MEDITATION: Past Life Recall – An Inner Journey

12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Checkout and Departure

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher

Simcha Raphael
SIMCHA RAPHAEL, Ph.D. is Founding Director of the DA’AT Institute for Death Awareness, Advocacy and Training. He received his doctorate in Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and was ordained as a Rabbinic Pastor by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. Adjunct Faculty in Religion and Theology at LaSalle University, he is also a Faculty member of the New York Open Center Art of Dying Institute, and works as a psychotherapist and spiritual director in Philadelphia.  He is author of a number of publications including the ground-breaking Jewish Views of the Afterlife, published in a 25th anniversary edition in 2019. His website is www.daatinstitute.net
Learn more about Simcha Raphael
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

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© 2019 Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing. All rights reserved