• Commuter – $765.00
  • Private Room: Single – $1,095.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $1,305.00

Date & Time Details: Thursday, November 2 (check in 3-4 PM; program starts 4:30 PM) until Sunday, November 5 1 PM

Location: Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing

Address: 191 Cragsmoor RoadCragsmoor, New York 12566

Contact: [email protected]

Check-in Time : 3 PM

Cancellation Policy : Refundable up to two weeks prior to the program (less a $50 processing fee). See our policy to learn more.

Per Person Price : Prices are all inclusive:

    Early Bird Price: Book before July 31
  • Commuter: $675
  • Private Room (shared bath), single: $1005
  • Junior Suite (private bath), single: $1215
  • Regular Price
  • Commuter: $765
  • Private Room (shared bath), single: $1095
  • Junior Suite (private bath), single: $1305

Journey Within: A Long Weekend of Silent Meditation

With Anne Sussman and Stefanie Haberman

November 2 - 5, 2023


For many, the thought of a silent retreat provokes one question: Why? People find the concept intriguing, but are dubious that they would be able to sustain the silence. Yet, once they take the leap they discover the powerful benefits: a break from technology and the bombardment of sound, a retreat from busy lives, the respite of deep silence. Join us to reflect, get still, and listen to the voice of your Soul.

“This weekend allowed me to set aside all the distractions and numbing devices and truly tune in to myself. Anne is a thoughtful, wise, authentic and kind teacher. She makes meditation accessible with loving support. Practicing with her as my teacher has been life changing.”

STAY SAFE DURING COVID-19: Participants will be requested to supply proof of vaccination and a negative Covid test prior to attending. Please read our COVID-19 Precautions & Preparations to understand our additional strategies, including limited class size to facilitate social distancing and ample teacher attention. We are committed to your health and safety.


This is an opportunity to shut out the world for the weekend and sink deep into yourself. No phones. No television. No work. No news. No distractions. Just the deep inner peace that can only arrive when the distractions disappear.

Throughout this weekend, as you practice “Noble Silence,” Anne guides you through a variety of meditation practices—seated meditation, walking meditation, mantra practice and other techniques. Each day includes a deep restorative yoga class with Stefanie Haberman; you are also encouraged to join the Center’s daily morning salutations and meditation. Between sessions there is ample personal time to walk the beautiful grounds, reflect, journal, and rest. Farm-to-table vegetarian cuisine is enjoyed in silence, as we practice mindful eating. The program concludes with time for Q & A as our silence ends after breakfast Sunday morning.

Please note: You will be asked to relinquish your cell phone before dinner Thursday night; it will be returned Sunday at noon. Please give loved ones the Center number in case of emergency.

The class will be limited to approximately 20 people; spots are expected to fill quickly.


  • Intimate setting with personal access to the teacher
  • Question and answer period
  • Shamatha, walking, mantra, 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


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


(subject to change)

Thursday, November 2

3:00 PM Check in begins
4:30 PM Welcome and Introduction
Discussion prior to entering Noble Silence
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner and Eating Meditation
7:15-9:15 PM Silence Begins
Guided Meditation
Restorative Yoga

Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Salutations and Meditation, optional
8:00-8:45 AM Breakfast
9:00-11:o0 AM Morning Learning and Meditation
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:30-3:00 PM Afternoon Learning and Meditation
3:30-4:45 PM Restorative Yoga
4:45-6:00 PM Personal Reflection
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:30-8:15 PM Evening Learning and Meditation

Sunday, November 5

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Salutations and Meditation, optional
8:00-8:45 AM Breakfast
9:00-10:30 AM Silence Ends, Sharing Circle
10:30-11:00 AM Restorative Yoga
11:00 AM-12:00 PM Q&A
Closing Circle
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch with conversation
1:00 PM Checkout and Departure



Anne Sussman
Anne Sussman is a certified Mindfulness and Meditation Instructor. She helps her students create a fluency in mindfulness, empowers individuals to be compassionate listeners, and shares techniques for living in high vitality. She is the founder of the Mindfulness Meeting Place, a virtual studio that meets students wherever they are, helping them develop a calm mind, focused attention and greater well-being. Anne offers instruction to individuals, small groups, and organizations. She is a 2015 graduate of the McLean Meditation Institute, and a certified trainer of the MMI-Mindful program. Her mindfulness education courses, tailored to companies large and small, are designed…
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Stefanie Haberman
Stefanie Haberman (RYT 500) was initially drawn to yoga as a way to balance the challenging transition from her corporate job to full-time mom. Once she realized the positive impact yoga had on creating more peace and grounding in her life, she was inspired to share the practice with others. After completing her 200 hr. teacher training, Stefanie continued her studies with a focus on gentle, adaptive and restorative yoga and went on to receive her 300 hr. advanced certification. Stefanie teaches weekly gentle and restorative classes and leads teacher training modules in adaptive and restorative yoga. Her teaching style…
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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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