• 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, May 8 (check in 3-6 PM; program starts 7 PM) until Sunday, May 10 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-6PM

Cancellation Policy: Refundable up to two weeks prior to the program (less a $50 processing fee). See our policy to learn more.

Per Person Program Price: Prices are per person and include a $205 program fee.

  • Commuter – $305
  • Private Room: Single – $495
  • Private Room: Couple – $385
  • Junior Suite: Single – $605
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $445

Apply the Principles of Permaculture to Your Inner and Outer Landscape

With Andrew Faust

May 8 - 10, 2020

RETREAT BY INVITED PRESENTER

In this transformative and grounding program, renowned permaculture designer Andrew Faust explains how to read landscapes, and identify and design them in accordance with the earth’s energy. Combining lectures and woods walks through our 90-acre campus, students will glean a deep understanding of how the Earth works, and how to live in alignment with the planet.

 

Man in white shirt talking to a group of people outdoors

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Permaculture is not just an approach to sustainable living—it is a way of seeing, thinking and of understanding ourselves as organisms deeply rooted in the matrix of planet Earth. Permaculture Design:

  • Provides a new model for economic development.

  • Addresses the major social justice and environmental issues of our times from a whole systems perspective.

  • Is a worldwide movement that is helping to regenerate local ecologies and economies.

In this inspiring weekend, Andrew Faust of Center for Bioregional Living draws on his 20 years as a professional educator, permaculture designer, and natural builder to give us an inspiring and heady narrative about the evolution of all life and human consciousness on Mother Earth. This is a brilliant condensation of the core of the scientific worldview with the metaphysical implications highlighted along the way—concluding with clear explanations of how to apply the principles of permaculture–even in an urban landscape.

Prior to the course, students are advised to watch The Evolution of Ecological Consciousness.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intimate setting with personal access to the teacher
  • Interactive sessions with question and answer periods
  • Option to begin each morning with salutations and silent meditation
  • 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

a man in a parka lectures a group of peopel standing outdoors in the late fall

OPEN TO ALL

There are no prerequisites for this program; it is appropriate for all who bring an interest in learning and an open mind. The program will include moderate outdoor walking.

SCHEDULE

Schedule is subject to change

Friday, May 8

3:00 PM Check in begins
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:00-9:00 PM Welcome and Introduction
Session sharing insights from Joe Pierce and Bill Mollison

Saturday, May 9

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Salutations and Meditation, optional
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM-12:00 PM Session: Permaculture as a Land Design Tool
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00-5:00 PM Session: Woods walk, with periods of sitting, reading the Earth’s energy
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
8:00-10:00 PM Fire Pit, weather permitting

Sunday, May 10

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Salutations and Meditation, optional
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM-12:00 PM Session: Presentation and discussion on how to scale these ideas to have a profound impact
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Check out and departure

 

 

 

Teacher

Andrew Faust
With over two decades of experience in the field, Andrew is one of the premier permaculture teachers and designers in North America. His passionate and mind expanding curriculum and talks—including his TED X lecture—have motivated students, teachers, filmmakers and the general public, inspiring the film Inhabit and a life changing Permaculture Design Certification course. Andrew created his own Permaculture PhD project, in 1999, a fully off grid, Straw Bale educational center in Pocahontas County W.V. In 2007, he moved to Brooklyn where he has been applying his knowledge to the urban landscape. Learn more at: https://www.permaculturenewyork.com/
Learn more about Andrew Faust
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

Privacy Policy

© 2019 Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing. All rights reserved