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Loving Kindness. Compassion. Appreciative Joy. Equanimity. Learn how to cultivate these qualities and in the process cultivate happiness for yourself and others in this weekend retreat given by Karma Trinlay Rinpoche. Four teachings, meditation and discussion. $290 commuter price includes all meals (Friends of the Center price: $246.50). Begins Friday at dinner, ends Sunday after lunch.

6/21/2019 to 6/23/2019
When: Friday, June 21, 2019
3:00 PM
Where: Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing
191 Cragsmoor Road
Cragsmoor, New York  12566
United States
Contact: 845.640.4593

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Complete enlightenment brings four qualities—inconceivable to ordinary people—that help others. They are limitless loving-kindness, limitless compassion, limitless joy, and limitless equanimity. These are known as the Four Immeasurables; since the number of sentient beings is immeasurable, so too, must be our practice.


Fortunately, we can begin to cultivate these qualities now, through meditation—gradually eliminating ill will, cruelty, jealousy and desire. Through this process we can cultivate happiness for ourselves and others.


In this exceptional weekend retreat, Karma Trinlay Rinpoche will give a teaching on each of the four qualities, answer questions, and guide retreatants in the associated meditations.




3:00                      Arrival

6:00-7:00          Dinner

7:30-8:30           Introduction



7:00-8:00          Morning Salutations and Meditation

8:00-9:00         Breakfast

9:30-12:00        Program

12:00-1:00         Lunch

2:00-5:00          Program

5:00-6:00          Evening Salutations and Meditation

6:00-7:00          Dinner



7:00-8:00          Morning Salutations and Meditation

8:00-9:00         Breakfast

9:30-12:00        Program

12:00-1:00         Lunch



Program Fee

  • Program: $220 Includes one retreat ticket (Friends of the Center price: $187).




Either choose your room or, if you are staying offsite, add a commuter fee; both include three meals a day.

  • Commuter fee: $70 includes three meals a day (total price $290)
  • Room with shared bath: $145/night Includes private room with double bed and shared bath (total price $510)
  • Room with private bath: $200/night Includes private room with double bed and private bath for two nights (total price $620)


There are no prerequisites for this program; it is appropriate for meditators at all levels and those simply interested in exploring the teachings.



Karma Trinlay Rinpoche is a Buddhist master and scholar. Born of French and American parentage, Rinpoche is the very first Westerner to be recognized as a Tulku (reincarnation of a Buddhist saint) by H.H. the late 16th Karmapa. Karma Trinlay Rinpoche has received all the important transmissions of Buddhism, as well as completed both traditional Buddhist and Western academic studies in the fields of philosophy and history. Fluent in English, French, and Tibetan, Rinpoche is a charismatic speaker who teaches regularly in Buddhist centers and universities in Europe, America and Asia. Karma Trinlay Rinpoche is a genuine bridge between the East and the West, the traditional and the modern.


GETTING THERE: There is ample parking for those who wish to drive themselves. Directions can be found here. We offer van service from the Middletown, New York train station, meeting select Metro North West trains and from Ellenville, New York, meeting the Shortline bus. You must email us at least 24-hours in advance if you want to take advantage of this service.

Please see our Plan your visit page for more information.

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