• Commuter – $150.00
  • Private Room: Single – $320.00
  • Private Room: Couple – $580.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $430.00
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $760.00

Date & Time Details: Friday, October 2, 3 pm - Sunday, October 4, 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

Request a Scholarship: To ask about scholarships or donations, please contact Abby at dharmaoceannewyork@gmail.com before registering.

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 program fee, lodging and all meals

  • Commuter: $150.00
  • Private Room: Single – $320.00
  • Private Room: Couple – $290.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $430.00
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $380.00

Awakening the Body Through Somatic Meditation

With Dr. Reginald Ray, Abigail Weinberg and Peter Norman

October 2 - 4, 2020

Dharma Ocean Northeast Weekend Retreat


Somatic meditation supports us in letting go of the conceptual idea of who we are and awakens the knowledge of the body. This allows us to open to the life that is unfolding before us every moment. This two-night retreat, running concurrently with the online Awakening The Body retreat at www.dharmaocean.org, will feature live Zoom teachings from Dr. Reginald Ray. Join us for this opportunity to gather together, and practice somatic meditation, in a safe setting that brings us closer to the life that is waiting to be lived.
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—and much of the program will be held outdoors—to ensure ample social distancing.

people meditating in the grass


The retreat falls in the middle of the Dharma Ocean online course Awakening the Body. This residential retreat is intended to complement the course, although enrollment in the course or prior experience is not expected.
Dharma Ocean is dedicated to the practice, study and preservation of the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche as passed down through the practitioner and scholar, Dr. Reginald Ray. The retreat will be led by Abigail Weinberg and Peter Norman with remote teaching from Dr. Ray. More information about Dharma Ocean and sample practices can be found at www.dharmaocean.org.



  • Intimate setting with a small group of practitioners
  • Interactive sessions with question and answer periods
  • Live, online teachings from Dr. Reginald Ray
  • Guided meditation and body work
  • 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.



7:00 am Practice (Milarepa Hall)
8:00 am Breakfast (Dining Hall)

12:00 pm

Practice (Milarepa Hall)

Lunch (Dining Hall)

1:00 pm

3:00 pm


Practice (Milarepa Hall)

6:00 pm Dinner (Dining Hall)
7:30 pm

9:30 pm

Practice (Milarepa Hall)

Lights out



Dr. Reginald Ray
Dr. Reginald “Reggie” Ray is the co-founder and Spiritual Director of the Dharma Ocean Foundation, dedicated to the evolution and flowering of the somatic teachings of Tibetan Tantra. He is a lineage holder in the tradition of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The author of many books, audio courses, and online series, Reggie’s work and teachings draw from his background as a Buddhist academic and practitioner. He holds a Ph.D. from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago in History of Religions. Reggie cofounded the Religious Studies program at Naropa University with Chögyam Trungpa, where he taught for over 30 years.
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Abigail Weinberg
Abby recalls how she came to mediation on her knees after what she now sees as repeated failures to keep her life in line with her expectations. In a broken marriage and with a young child, she discovered Reggie Ray’s teachings in 2012. Somatic meditation has offered a method for her to recognize her fear of letting go of control and opening more fully to the present moment. The earth breathing and body work developed by Reggie Ray have uncovered in her a confidence to engage with life in a more authentic way. Abigail works to address climate change and…
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Peter Norman
Peter Norman has been practicing meditation since the mid-1990s. What began largely as a theoretical practice, developed from reading books, has become increasingly a direct experience – since he discovered the Dharma Ocean lineage in 2015. In the five years he has been studying with Reggie he has seen firsthand how transformative these somatic practices can be. He is trained as a Reiki master, is a practitioner of Qi Gong and Tai Chi, and makes his living as an artist and producer in the photography, film and music fields.
Learn more about Peter Norman
Dharmakaya Center For Wellbeing
191 Cragsmoor Road

Cragsmoor, New York 12566

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