Book now and get $100.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until Jul 14, 2024.
  • Commuter – $965.00
  • Private Room: Single – $1,485.00
  • Junior Suite: Single – $1,805.00

Date & Time Details: Wednesday, October 23 (check in 3 PM; program starts 4:30 PM) until Sunday, October 27 (checkout 1 PM)

Location: Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing

Address: 191 Cragsmoor Road, Cragsmoor, New York 12566, USA

Contact: [email protected]

Check-in Time: 3 PM

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

    Early Bird Price: Book before July 15
  • Commuter: $865
  • Private Room (shared bath), single: $1385
  • Junior Suite (private bath), single: $1705
  • Regular Price
  • Commuter: $965
  • Private Room (shared bath), single: $1485
  • Junior Suite (private bath), single: $1805

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.

Journey Within Silent Retreat 2.0

With Anne Sussman and Heather Berg

October 23 - 27, 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.

“Anne Sussman is approachable, inspiring and illuminating as a teacher. She is a lighthouse and a safe space. I feely lucky and honored to learn from her.”


Journey Within 2.0 is the evolution of Journey Within Silent weekend. Many former participants shared with me the desire for a longer time to be in silence and space for personal reflection.To that end, I created this retreat. Those who have attended before will recognize the way I lovingly guide you through the silence with different meditation techniques taught throughout our time together. Those new to a silent retreat will feel well cared for and will be able to learn and grow their connection with the deepest part of who they are—which is the greatest gift of spending time in silence, away from the distractions of the world and the bombardment of the news and stress of living in our current climate. Our time together will include:

  • Many different types of meditation techniques, including body and breath awareness, deep belly breathing practice, mantra , Loving Kindness, mountain meditation, open monitoring, focused attention practice, coloring meditation, walking meditation, and eating meditation
  • Gentle and restorative yoga
  • Sharing in large group discussion before and after we enter silence

You will have the opportunity to go deeply inward, to connect to the inner knowing and discover the eternal nature of who you really are, a spiritual being having a physical experience. You will learn new meditation techniques and strengthen familiar ones. Daily practices and deeper awareness of who you are can be the lasting benefits of this program.

Find the peace and stillness that you may be searching for outside yourself and realize it is and always has been within!


  • 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 beautiful paths, flora and fauna



There are no prerequisites for this program; it is appropriate for all.


(subject to change)

Wednesday, October 23

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

Thursday, October 24 – Saturday, October 26

7:30-8:00 AM Morning Salutations and Meditation, optional
8:00-8:45 AM Breakfast, Eating Meditation
9:00-10:30 AM Morning Learning and Meditation
10:30 AM-12:00 PM Personal Reflection Time
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, October 27

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 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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Heather Berg
Heather Berg, a certified Yoga, meditation, and Buteyko Breathing Method Instructor based in South Florida, has been exploring various ancient yoga and meditation traditions since 1991. In 2012, she began teaching full-time, creating holistic yoga sessions. Heather is dedicated to fostering self-awareness in her clients, encouraging them to become discerning practitioners capable of integrating information independently. Leading private and group classes, including Hatha, Yin, Restorative, Yoga Nidra, and Stand-Up Paddleboard yoga, she is a sought-after instructor at festivals, corporate events, therapy groups, and retreats worldwide. Introduced to the Buteyko Breathing method in 2020, Heather pursued training with Dr Buteyko’s protégé,…
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191 Cragsmoor Road

Cragsmoor, New York 12566

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