Book now and get $90.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until Jan 8, 2024.
  • Commuter – $765.00
  • Private Room: Single – $1,125.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $1,365.00

Date & Time Details: Thursday, April 11 (check in 3-4 PM; program starts 4:30 PM) until Sunday, April 14 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 January 8
  • Commuter: $675
  • Private Room (shared bath), single: $1035
  • Junior Suite (private bath), single: $1275
  • Regular Price
  • Commuter: $765
  • Private Room (shared bath), single: $1125
  • Junior Suite (private bath), single: $1365
  • To extend your stay on Personal Retreat: Simply add days before or after the program during step 2 when making your reservation.

Journey Within: A Long Weekend of Silent Meditation

With Anne Sussman and Jenny Hoffman

April 11 - 14, 2024


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: Please read our COVID-19 Precautions & Preparations to understand our 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 Jenny Hoffman; 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, April 11

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
Gentle and Restorative Yoga

Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13

7:30-8:00 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 Gentle and Restorative Yoga
4:45-6:00 PM Personal Reflection
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:30-8:30PM Evening Learning and Meditation

Sunday, April 14

7:30-8:00 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 Gentle and 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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Jenny Hoffman
Jenny has been teaching yoga since 2013. Her classes are considered a slow and mindful flow-style class with a strong emphasis on proper alignment. This style keeps students connected with their breath and body to calm and quiet the mind. She considers yoga to be a moving meditation and enjoys infusing mindfulness-based meditation principles in her classes. Jenny likes to remind both herself and her students that yoga is inherently therapeutic in nature and that the practice is accessible to everyone, regardless of age, strength or flexibility. Jenny is also the mom of three teenagers and has two dogs that…
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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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