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Book now and get 10% off listed prices. Offer valid until Apr 22, 2024.
  • Commuter – $370.00
  • Private Room: Single – $590.00
  • Private Room: Couple – $1,070.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $730.00
  • Junior Suite: Couple – $1,260.00

Date & Time Details: Friday, June 7 (check in 3-6 PM; program starts 7 PM) until Sunday, June 9 (checkout 1 PM)

Location: Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing

Address: 191 Cragsmoor Road; Cragsmoor, New York 12566

Contact: [email protected]
845.640.4593

Check-in Time : 3 PM – 6 PM

Per Person Price : Prices include 3 meals per day and use of all campus facilities.

    Early Bird Price: Book before April 22
  • Commuter: $333
  • Private Room (shared bath), single: $531
  • Private Room (shared bath), double: $481.50
  • Junior Suite (private bath), single: $657
  • Junior Suite (private bath), double: $567
  • Regular Price
  • Commuter: $370
  • Private Room (shared bath), single: $590
  • Private Room (shared bath), double: $535
  • Junior Suite (private bath), single: $730
  • Junior Suite (private bath), double: $630

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

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

Relationships Are Complicated: The Buddhist Path to an Open Heart

With John Henderson

June 7 - 9, 2024

A DHARMAKAYA CENTER RETREAT

Relationships—with family, work mates, romantic partners, or even casual acquaintances—can be our greatest source of joy…and also of frustration. They can also be a tremendous catalyst for personal and spiritual growth, providing valuable opportunities to practice the Buddhist “perfections” as we cultivate kindness, generosity, compassion, and wisdom.

“John is wonderful—full of warmth, wisdom, and patience. His teaching helped me a lot working through some personal difficulties.”

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. May not be combined with an Early Bird Discount.

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

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

It’s hard to listen without judgment, to tolerate ambiguity, to offer true forgiveness, especially when we feel wronged or misunderstood. Yet each skill can enhance your relationships—and each is possible when you have an underlying sense of your own wellbeing, a sense of resilience, and an understanding of “the way things are.” After all, part of listening is also listening inward, which we do by slowing down, and being “still.” It can also provide you the perspective and capacity to tap into your own strength, and to create the kind of relationships that you most desire.

Throughout this weekend we will explore the ways that key Buddhist teachings can help enhance our relationships, including:

  • Letting go of “me” and “mine”
  • Staying in the present, not dwelling in the past
  • Understanding interdependence, and the 10,000 causes that create each moment
  • Navigating conflict compassionately
  • Cultivating forgiveness for those who have mistreated us—including ourselves
  • Releasing anger and resentment
  • Appreciating and feeling nurtured by all that is still good

The weekend will include guided meditations, walking meditation, teachings with Q&A, breakout sessions and group work, personal reflection and discussion. You will gain the skills and ability to develop and create meaningful relationships while learning how to navigate personal dynamics to achieve the kind of connections that matter most to you.

 

 

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intimate setting with personal access to the teacher
  • Interactive sessions with question and answer periods
  • Shamatha 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 walking trails

 

OPEN TO ALL

This retreat is appropriate for both those new to Buddhism and those far along the path. Everyone is welcome.

SCHEDULE

(subject to change)

Friday, June 7

3:00 PM Check in begins
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:30-8:30 PM Welcome and Introduction
Calming Meditation Techniques

Saturday, June 8

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 9

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

 

Teacher

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
845.640.4593

© 2019 Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing. All rights reserved

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Dharmakaya Center For Wellbeing
191 Cragsmoor Road Cragsmoor, New York 12566
845.640.4593

Privacy Policy

© 2019 Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing. All rights reserved