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Immersive Meditation Retreat in the USA

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You’ve been practicing meditation and want to go deeper - or maybe you just want to clear some time to really develop an understanding of meditation. Building on and applying the subjects of Buddhism, this weekend program will concentrate on meditation as the core methodology through which you deepen your understanding of the Buddhist teachings.

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  • Personal and guided sitting and walking meditations
  • Interactive sessions with question and answer periods
  • Expansive wooded grounds with beautiful flora and fauna
  • Delicious all-vegetarian meals with locally sourced ingredients
  • Intimate setting with personal access to the teacher
  • Extensive library of dharma books
  • 2 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


3 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
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  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet

Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing's two residence halls offer a simple, peaceful environment that supports your retreat experience. Rates include breakfast, lunch, and dinner. To maintain an atmosphere of calm, the rooms do not have televisions, telephones, or internet access.


Program description

Meditation is the core practice in Buddhism. Buddhism encompasses many subjects, but it is through meditation that we explore and apply those teachings. In Tibetan, the word for meditation is translated as “to become familiar with.” In meditation, you quiet your mind and open your heart to become familiar with yourselves and the world around you through the lens of Buddhist teachings.

This weekend program will concentrate on core Buddhist meditation practices with supporting related teachings. You will apply yourselves in stillness meditations to quiet an active mind; generative meditations to build positive emotions and thoughts; and analytic meditations to open your understanding. There will be a lot of time ‘on the mat’ in order to go deep in your practices.

You will leave with valuable skills that can change how you choose to relate to, react to and view the world around you, and the tools to establish or deepen your personal meditation practice.

Open to all

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


Friday, August 20

  • 15:00 Check in begins
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner
  • 19:30 - 21:00 Welcome and introduction
  • Calming meditation techniques

Saturday, August 21

  • 07:00 - 08:00 Morning salutations and meditation (optional)
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 11:30 Program
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 16:30 Program
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner
  • 19:30 - 21:00 Evening meditation (optional)

Sunday, August 22

  • 07:00 - 08:00 Morning salutations and meditation (optional)
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 11:30 Program
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 Checkout and departure


John Henderson


Perched on a beautifully wooded hillside in the village of Cragsmoor, New York, this 90-acre campus is a world apart, a place to shed the intensity of modern life, a place to find yourself. The design is intimate, elegant, simple, with outdoor spaces for walking meditation and two terraces with lovely views of the woods.


Eating farm to table

Ancient wisdom describes the food as a source of prana, or life force. The Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing was founded on the premise that nourishing food is integral to wellbeing. The chefs are passionate about creating meals that are both flavorful and healthy. They use the freshest, most nutritious, least processed foods available; when possible the ingredients are organic and locally sourced.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Program
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • All meals, tea, and coffee station
  • Full use of campus

What's not included

  • Flights

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Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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Arrival: Friday August 20, 2021
Departure: Sunday August 22, 2021

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