• Commuter – $170.00
  • Private Room: Single – $360.00
  • Private Room: Couple – $500.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $470.00
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $620.00

Date & Time Details: Friday, August 28 (check in 3-6 PM; program starts 7 PM) until Sunday, August 30 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 $70 program fee.

  • Commuter – $170
  • Private Room: Single – $360
  • Private Room: Couple – $250
  • Junior Suite: Single – $470
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $310

Basic Buddhism: The Core Teachings

With John Henderson

August 28 - 30, 2020

A DHARMAKAYA CENTER RETREAT

What is Buddhism? Its history? Its relevance today?  In an easy-to-digest approach we will discuss the many concepts and meditation practices in Buddhism and how they form an interlocking and cohesive spiritual path toward greater awareness.

This is Part 1 of our four-part Basic Buddhism series; programs may be taken individually or as a group. The other programs are:

Man teaches a group with a Buddha statue behind him

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Is Buddhism a religion or a philosophy? Is it the same thing as mindfulness? How does karma work? Does meditation really relieve stress? Why?

This engaging weekend program of interactive teachings and discussions will answer (many of) your questions about:

  • The historic Buddha
  • The core Buddhist teachings on compassion, wisdom, karma, emptiness, and impermanence
  • The scientific basis of many of the practices
  • How to meditate

When not in class, relax in the Center’s beautiful and tranquil environment. Enjoy the view from the patio or a nearby hike, curl up with a book in the library or contemplate the stars while sitting by the fire pit. You are always welcome to join the regularly scheduled Center activities, including the Center’s Sunday study program.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intimate setting with personal access to the teacher
  • Interactive sessions with question and answer periods
  • Personal and guided meditations
  • 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

peopel in the sun

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.

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.

SCHEDULE

(subject to change)

Friday, April 3

3:00 PM Check in begins
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:30-8:30 PM Welcome and Introduction
Calming Meditation Techniques

Saturday, April 4

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Salutations and Meditation, optional
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM-11:30 PM Program
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
2:00-4:30 PM Program
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:30-9:00 PM Firepit, weather permitting

Sunday, April 19

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

 

 

 

Teacher

John Henderson
John Henderson has been a meditator for over 25 years and a student of Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche’s since 2003. He translates his practice into his work as a business professional and entrepreneur with a focus on healthcare-related enterprises.
Learn more about John Henderson
Dharmakaya Center For Wellbeing
191 Cragsmoor Road

Cragsmoor, New York 12566
845.640.4593

© 2019 Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing. All rights reserved

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Dharmakaya Center For Wellbeing
191 Cragsmoor Road Cragsmoor, New York 12566
845.640.4593

Privacy Policy

© 2019 Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing. All rights reserved