• Commuter – $520.00
  • Private Room: Single – $995.00
  • Private Room: Couple – $1,440.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $1,270.00
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $1,740.00

Date & Time Details: Friday, September 4 (check in 3-6 PM; program starts 7 PM) until Wednesday, September 9 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 $270 program fee.

  • Commuter – $520
  • Private Room: Single – $995
  • Private Room: Couple – $720
  • Junior Suite: Single – $1270
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $870

Discovering the Dharma III

With Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche

September 4 - 9, 2020

ACCOMPLISHMENT
unveil your awakened nature

A DHARMAKAYA CENTER RETREAT

In Discovering the Dharma III, H.E. Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche outlines the entire Tibetan Buddhist path using teachings from Gampopa’s Jewel Ornament of Liberation. He discusses the mind of ignorance and insight, the path of practice and the teacher-student connection, all over five days of engaged learning and guided practice. You will have full access to the recordings after the program.

Please note that Rinpoche will be streaming these teachings, and will not be present himself. We will still be learning and practicing as a community, which can help reinforce and strengthen the experience.

STAY SAFE DURING COVID-19: We are committed to your health and safety; please read our COVID-19 Precautions & Preparations to understand our strategies. Class size will be limited to 20 participants—and much of the program will be held outdoors—to ensure ample social distancing.

ONLINE OPTION: Since many people cannot travel at this time, and to make the teachings more available, for the first time Rinpoche is making this program available via live-streaming. Learn more and register here. We are also able to offer scholarships; please apply here.

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intimate setting with personal access to Rinpoche
  • Interactive sessions with question and answer periods
  • Optional Refuge ceremony
  • Shamatha and guided meditations
  • Tibetan 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 flora and fauna
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OPEN TO ALL

There are no prerequisites for this program; it is appropriate for meditators at all levels and those simply interested in exploring the teachings. Although it is part of the Discovering the Dharma series,  the first three programs may be taken in any order.

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SCHEDULE

(subject to change)

Friday, September 4
3:00 pm  Check in begins
4:00 pm  Optional pre-session: Calming Meditation Techniques
6:00 pm  Dinner, 1st Sitting (Dining Room)
6:45 pm  Dinner, 2nd Sitting (Dining Room)
7:30 pm  Welcome (Milarepa Hall)
7:45 pm  Rinpoche: Introduction to Meditation (Milarepa Hall)
9:00 pm  Lights out
   
   
Saturday, Sept 5, Sunday, Sept 6; Monday, Sept 7; Tuesday, Sept 8
6:00 am  Wake up and prepare
6:30 am  Breakfast, 1st Sitting (Dining Hall) /Walking Meditation (Courtyard)
7:15 am  Breakfast, 2nd Sitting (Dining Hall) /Walking Meditation (Courtyard)
8:00 am  Rinpoche Teaching and Q & A (Milarepa Hall)
9:30 am  Guided Meditation (Milarepa Hall)
10:00 am  Yoga (Milarepa Hall)
10:15 am  Group Discussion
12:00 pm  Lunch, 1st Sitting (Dining Hall)
12:45 pm  Lunch, 2nd Sitting (Dining Hall)
2:00 pm  Personal Meditation: Calm-abiding Meditation (Around Campus or in Room)
3:00 pm  Walking Meditation (Courtyard)
4:00 pm  Personal Meditation: Analytical Meditation (Around Campus or in Room)
5:30 pm  Dinner, 1st Sitting (Dining Room)/Outdoor Meditation
6:15 pm  Dinner, 2nd Sitting (Dining Room)/Outdoor Meditation
7:00 pm  Rinpoche Teaching and Q & A (Milarepa Hall)
8:30 pm  Rinpoche Guided Meditation (Milarepa Hall)
9:00 pm  Yoga (Milarepa Hall)
9:30 pm  Lights out
   
   
Wednesday, September 9
6:00 am  Wake up and prepare
6:30 am  Breakfast, 1st Sitting (Dining Hall) /Walking Meditation (Courtyard)
7:15 am  Breakfast, 2nd Sitting (Dining Hall) /Walking Meditation (Courtyard)
8:00 am  Rinpoche Teaching and Q & A (Milarepa Hall)
9:30 am  Guided Meditation (Milarepa Hall)
10:00 am  Refuge, Gratitude Mandala Offering (Milarepa Hall)
12:00 pm  Lunch, 1st Sitting (Dining Hall)
12:45 pm  Lunch, 2nd Sitting (Dining 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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191 Cragsmoor Road Cragsmoor, New York 12566
845.640.4593

Privacy Policy

© 2019 Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing. All rights reserved