• Commuter – $305.00
  • Private Room: Single – $495.00
  • Private Room: Couple – $810.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $605.00
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $970.00

Date & Time Details: Friday, March 26 (check in 3-6 PM; program starts 7 PM) until Sunday, March 28 1 PM

Location: Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing

Address: 191 Cragsmoor Road Cragsmoor, New York 12566


Check-in Time: 3 PM-6PM

Cancellation Policy: Refundable up to two weeks prior to the program (less a $50 processing fee). There is no charge for COVID-related cancellations. See our policy to learn more.

Per Person Program Price: Prices are per person and are all-inclusive.

  • Commuter – $305
  • Private Room (shared bath): Single – $495
  • Private Room (shared bath): Couple – $405
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Single – $605
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Couple – $485

Apply the Principles of Permaculture to Your Inner and Outer Landscape

With Andrew Faust

March 26 - 28, 2021


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.

STAY SAFE DURING COVID-19: In the interest of safety, we are strictly limiting enrollment to 12 people; please read our COVID-19 Precautions & Preparations to understand our additional strategies.

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.


Man in white shirt talking to a group of people outdoors


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.


  • 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


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 is subject to change

Friday, March 26

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, March 27

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Salutations and Meditation
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, March 28

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Salutations and Meditation
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





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

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191 Cragsmoor Road Cragsmoor, New York 12566

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© 2019 Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing. All rights reserved