Closeup of the face of a copper Buddha
Book now and get 10% off listed prices. Offer valid until May 6, 2024.
  • Commuter – $320.00
  • Private Room: Single – $540.00
  • Private Room: Couple – $970.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $680.00
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $1,160.00

Date & Time Details: Friday, June 21 (check in 3-6 PM; program starts 7 PM) until Sunday, June 23 1 PM

Location: Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing

Address: 191 Cragsmoor RoadCragsmoor, New York 12566

Contact: [email protected]

Check-in Time: 3 pm – 6 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 include 3 meals per day and use of all campus facilities.

    Early Bird Price: Book before May 7
  • Commuter: $288
  • Private Room (shared bath), single: $486/li>
  • Private Room (shared bath), double: $437
  • Junior Suite (private bath), single: $612
  • Junior Suite (private bath), double: $522
  • Regular Price
  • Commuter – $320
  • Private Room (shared bath): Single – $540
  • Private Room (shared bath): Couple – $485
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Single – $680
  • Junior Suite (private bath): Couple – $580

To extend your stay on Personal Retreat: Simply add days before or after the program during step 2 when making your reservation.

Buddhist Meditation: Immersive Practice Weekend

With John Henderson

June 21 - 23, 2024



You’ve been practicing meditation and want to go deeper—or maybe you just want to clear some time to reawaken your practice. The focus of this weekend is Buddhist meditation in the core areas of stillness, analytical and generative meditations.  Supported by discussion of core Buddhist teachings, the weekend time will concentrate on sessions of meditation practice followed by discussion and Q&A to better understand how to develop our personal practice.

“Honestly, I could have stayed a week. I was always learning new things. It was a weekend I will never forget.”

BRING A FRIEND DISCOUNT: Do you know someone who would like this program, but hasn’t been to the Center? Bring them, and you both get a 10% discount on your entire program package. For the discount to apply, there must be two reservations, at least one of whom has not taken a Dharmakaya Center class previously. At checkout, apply the Discount Code: BringAFriend.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: We are pleased to be able to offer partial scholarships for this program. Please apply here.


a group of peopel sit in meditation in front of a large statue of Buddha


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, we quiet our mind and open our heart to become familiar with ourselves and the world around us through the lens of Buddhist teachings.

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

People walking in sunlight


  • Intimate setting with personal access to the teacher
  • Interactive sessions with question and answer periods
  • Personal and guided sitting and walking 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


a woman meditates outdoors on a rock


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)

Friday, June 21

3:00 PM Check in begins
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:30-9:00 PM Welcome and Introduction
Calming Meditation Techniques

Saturday, June 22

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Salutations and Meditation, optional
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM-11:30 AM Program
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
2:00-4:30 PM Program
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:30-9:00 PM Evening Meditation, optional

Sunday, June 23

7:00-8:00 AM Morning Salutations and Meditation, optional
8:00-9:00 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM-11:30 AM Program
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Checkout and Departure





John Henderson
John Henderson has studied Buddhist philosophy and practiced meditation for nearly 30 years. Since 2003 he has been a senior student of the Dharmakaya Center’s founder, Rimay master Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche. John has applied the teachings in his professional life as a serial entrepreneur, leading both healthcare and real estate businesses, and as board member of numerous not-for-profit organizations in the Northeast. He has been teaching at the Center since it opened in 2017.   COMMENTS FROM FORMER STUDENTS “John models the attributes that I am always working on developing. Graciousness, patience, compassion. It’s one thing to teach it, another…
Learn more about John Henderson
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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