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Deepening Mindfulness: An MBSR Retreat

April 15th – 22nd (Saturday – Saturday)

Won Dharma Center, New York

All of us have an innate capacity to experience well-being, strength, and confidence, even in the face of stress, pain, or illness. In order to enhance that capacity, we introduce the power of mindfulness, the practice of meeting each moment with an open heart and mind. This Mindfulness Meditation Retreat is an intensive, residential, teacher-led, silent meditation retreat, which emphasizes the deep understanding and practice of mindfulness meditation in its most universal and secular expression. It is based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) principles developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness in the University of Massachusetts Medical School, which is co-sponsoring the program.

Beginner’s Mind Memorial Weekend Retreat

May.26 (Friday) ~ May.29 (Monday), 2019

Won Dharma Center, NY

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few”  ― Shunryu Suzuki ―

With Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, co-founder of New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, we will explore how to cultivate, expand and nurture the “beginner’s mind”.
Through seated and walking meditation practice, dharma talks, experiential learning and deep reflection in community, participants will examine the practices of “Bearing Witness”, “Not Knowing” and “Loving Action.”
We then can learn to create a path of greater freedom and joy in our meditation practice.
Through the act of returning again and again to the breath, practitioners will discover the potential for greater creativity and radical compassion in their care for the world.

“Meditation for The Curious”

Mar.24 (Friday) ~ Mar.26 (Sunday), 2019

Won Dharma Center, NY

For those new to meditation as well as experienced practitioners, this retreat will explain the essence of meditation practice and its place in our search for peace of mind and truth in daily life. The method of meditation will be taught in a structured way, beginning with proper posture and breathing. Also included will be instructions to help overcome various obstacles, especially for beginning practitioners.

Yoga Weekend for Women with Katrin Elia

April 7th – 9th, 2019 (Friday – Sunday)
Won Dharma Center, New York

Enjoy a Women’s Only Weekend of Bliss with two overnights @ beautiful Buddhist Won Dharma Center in the Hudson Valley (NY). Learn the powerful Hormone Yoga Therapy Sequence (designed by Dinah Rodrigues) that helped so many women in the world, Restorative Yoga & Marma Point Therapy (Ancient Indian Massage Technique), a Women’s Health Workshop, Yoga Nidra (Ancient Indian Relaxation Technique), Morning Meditation, Mindful Walks on the nearby trails, and more. Pre-registrated massages are available (not included in the package price).

Nature and Nurture: Yoga and Singing Bowls Retreat 2019

May 5th – 7th, 2019 (Friday – Sunday)
Won Dharma Center, New York

Spend a weekend out in Nature to Nurture yourself. We will use yoga, sound healing, meditation, and time out in nature to engage all of our senses. Learn how to play singing bowls and how to create your own yoga practice at home. You will leave feeling balanced, peaceful, relaxed and renewed and with the tools to continue cultivating inner peace.