• Commuter – $315.00
  • Private Room: Single – $505.00
  • Private Room: Couple – $790.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $615.00
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $910.00

Date & Time Details: Friday, August 6 (check in 3-6 PM; program starts 7 PM) until Sunday, August 8 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-19-related cancellations. See our policy to learn more.

Per Person Program Price: Prices are per person and are all inclusive, including lodging, meals and supplies.

  • Commuter – $315
  • Private Room (shared bath): Single – $505
  • Private Room (shared bath): Couple – $395
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Single – $615
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Couple – $460

Cultivating Compassion Mandala Art Weekend

With Kathryn Costa

August 6 - 8, 2021


Creating art as a spiritual practice provides us with the gift of stepping out of ordinary time and into sacred space where we create for insight, self-expression, and healing. Creating in community furthers this experience; each participant inspires and is inspired by the other participants in a mutually supportive atmosphere.

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


hands drawing a heart chakra


The mandala art projects in this program are centered around the intention of cultivating loving-kindness and compassion. Each activity includes a guided meditation that invites your attention to the present moment, opens a sacred conversation with your inner wise self, and gently awakens creative flow.

In our creative practice, we’ll work with the four elements, bringing a sweet vigilance to

  • air: observing our thoughts
  • water: feeling our emotions
  • earth: listening to our bodies
  • fire: awakening our creative spirit

The projects include creating heart chakra mandala art that opens the energy center of love, compassion, and acceptance; the Torus Yantra, a sacred symbol that reflects the expansive energy of the heart center; and a mandala with four gates to illustrate the four elements and four aspects of the self.

This program is for you if you want to give yourself a gift of creative expression that nurtures your body, mind, emotions, and spirit. You’ll go home with new skills, two-three pieces of unique mandala art, a greater awareness of self, and ideas for an on-going creative practice.


Tibetan Mandeal Four Gates Elements



All materials and tools provided. Kathryn has created a special stencil for this course, which will be supplied. In addition, drawing tools, paper, and assorted markers and colored pencils will be available for all participants.

However, you are encouraged to bring your favorite supplies. Kathryn recommends:

Please note: As Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing is a beautiful meditation space, only “dry” materials are allowed including colored pencils, markers, gel pens. No dry pastels or glitter.


Kathryn Costa Infinite Mandela



  • Intimate setting with personal access to the teacher
  • Clear step-by-step instructions
  • Plenty of spaciousness to get into the creative process
  • Interactive sessions with sharing experiences, questions and answers
  • Guided meditations
  • Option to begin each morning with salutations and silent meditation
  • Delicious all-vegetarian meals with locally sourced ingredients
  • Extensive library of dharma books
  • Expansive wooded grounds with beautiful flora and fauna
  • Option to extend stay on Personal Retreat


There are no prerequisites for this program; it is appropriate for all.


 Tibetan Buddhist Heart Chakra Mandala


Schedule is subject to change

Friday, August 6

3:00 PM Check in begins
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:00-9:00 PM Welcome and Introduction
Opening the Heart Chakra

Saturday, August 7

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Salutations and Meditation, optional
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30-11:30 AM Mandala Project: Cultivating Compassion with the Four Elements
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
2:00-3:30 PM Open Studio
3:30-4:00 PM Break
4:00-5:00 PM Reflection, Integration, Sharing Circle
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
8:00-10:00 PM Fire Pit, weather permitting

Sunday, August 8

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Salutations and Meditation, optional
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 -11:30 AM Mandala Project: Sacred Geometry—Expanding the energy of love with the Torus Yantra
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Check out and departure


Kathryn Costa
Kathryn Costa is an artist, educator, and shamanic practitioner who has opened the door to creative joy for thousands of people in 175 countries through her YouTube videos, online courses, workshops, and book The Mandala Guidebook: How to Draw, Paint, and Color Expressive Mandala Art. Her passion can be summed up in three little words: “create and connect.” Kathryn’s workshops help people find clarity, let go of fear, embrace their dreams, and explore their creativity. Learn more at http://www.truenortharts.com
Learn more about Kathryn Costa
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