Who We Are

Won Dharma Center is an Open Circle of teachers and students, neighbors and visitors, young and old, from any faith to no faith. We gather to make our commitment to reduce and eliminate suffering in the world and to provide a safe and eco-friendly space for nurturing holistic well-being and spiritual growth.

Balancing Act : A weekend yoga retreat

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Friday, October 20th - Sunday, October 22nd 2017  
Won Dharma Center, NY

When we are in a state of balance our bodies are healthier, our minds are at ease and our lives run smoothly. When we lack the homeostasis that is our inherent state, we feel its effects in all areas of our lives. During this retreat weekend, we will explore these concepts through a physical practice, discussion, and inner dialogue. The four, 2- hour practices will focus on many aspects of balance. We will begin with a philosophical theme and discussion on an aspect of the yogic perspective on balance and end with a meditation. This retreat is not designed for those brand new to yoga, some experience is suggested. To register or inquire more information contact Linda: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Shift to Align Retreat

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Nov 2nd ~ Nov 5th, 2017  
Won Dharma Center, NY

3 days. 6 Workshops. A whole new perspective. Experience a transformational retreat that will shift you towards your most authentic self. This unique program is rooted in science and proven in practice. By pairing the physical work of yoga with exercises in personal development, self-inquiry, neuroscience, and spirituality, participants create lasting change in their lives. People of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities are welcome.

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Veterans Retreat with Claude AnShin Thomas

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Nov 8th ~ Nov 12th, 2017  
Won Dharma Center, NY

Claude AnShin Thomas, Zen Buddhist monk and Vietnam veteran, offers this 5-day meditation retreat for veterans and their families and friends who are living with the consequences of military service and combat, commonly referred to as post traumatic stress. Even though Claude AnShin is rooted in Buddhist teachings, the retreat is secular in nature and so is what retreatants are learning. Everyone from all walks of life are welcome. During this retreat we'll practice meditation in several forms including sitting, walking, writing, eating, working, and speaking. Our time together will include long periods of silence, which supports us in the process of healing and transformation.

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The Essence of Zen Meditation

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November 17th (Fri) ~ Nov 19th (Sun) 2017  
Won Dharma Center, NY

Meditation is the path to attaining ultimate freedom by calming, focusing and empowering the mind. The essence of Zen Meditation is a direct pointing to the ultimate reality. Direct means a straightforward experience that goes beyond any concept or language. This is not only the way to center and pacify our mind, but to see into our original nature, which is the foundation of attaining liberation.

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Meditation

It is a practice that calms delusive thoughts and manifests one’s true nature.
It is a method that causes the fire energy to descend and the water energy to ascend.