Free by application; you will be given a code to use at registration

Date & Time Details: Wednesday, October 21 (check in 3-6 PM; program starts 7 PM) until Friday, October 23 1 PM

Location: Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing

Address: 191 Cragsmoor Road Cragsmoor, New York 12566


Price Per Person: This retreat is free, but available by application only. Please fill this out: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6WRG2K5


With Teresa Bimka

October 21 - 23, 2020


Designed specifically to address the psychological damage wrought by months of pandemic-generated fear, anxiety, and stress, this program provides an array of tools—holistic practices that help build resilience, release tension, develop inner peace, and deepen connection. We offer it in gratitude to for those working to keep our community safe, healthy, and nourished.

Program limited to 12 participants.

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.

two people sitting on rocdks with the sun shining behind them


This two-day program includes experiential learning, with small-group breakout sessions and large-group discussions. It specifically provides tools to help participants cope and thrive. Topics will include:

  • Grounding
  • Understanding Trauma
  • Stress Reduction
  • Self-Care
  • How to Resource Oneself


  • Intimate setting with personal access to the teacher
  • Interactive sessions with question and answer periods
  • Shamatha 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

Mandala on a stone fence at the Dharmakaya Center


This program is designed for frontline and essential workers; it is also available to others for whom the crisis has caused undue stress and anxiety. Please apply here.


Wednesday, October 21

3:00-6:00 PM Check in
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:00-7:30 PM Welcome and Orientation to Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing
7:30-9:30 PM Session I: Practical Tools

Thursday, October 22

7:00-7:30 AM Movement and Meditation
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00-10:15 AM Session II: Creating Safety
10:15-10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM-12:00 PM Session III: Understanding Trauma
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00-2:00 PM Personal Time
2:00-4:00 PM Session IV: Cultivating Resiliency
4:00-4:30 PM Break
4:30-6:00 PM Session V: Creative Expression
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:00-9:00 PM Evening Activity: Sound as Self-Care

Friday, October 23

7:00-7:30 AM Movement and Meditation
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00-11:30 AM Session VI: Removing the Obstacles to Presence
11:30 AM-12:00 PM Closing
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Check out and depart




Teresa Bimka
Therese Bimka, LCSW is a psychotherapist in private practice in The Hudson Valley and in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and the Director of The Interspiritual Counseling Program at One Spirit Interfaith Alliance. She is a seasoned leader of retreats and workshops for groups who have experienced some form of trauma. Her work centers on trusting the innate drive to wholeness. Understanding that the psyche contains many aspects of self, based on personal life stories, she believes in the self-regulation of the psyche and the innate wisdom within. She is licensed to practice psychotherapy in the State of New York.   Therese has advanced…
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Dharmakaya Center For Wellbeing
191 Cragsmoor Road

Cragsmoor, New York 12566

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191 Cragsmoor Road Cragsmoor, New York 12566

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