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.

Meditation with Joy

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March 23rd(Fri) - March 25th(Sun), 2018
Won Dharma Center, NY

When we meditate, we encounter many ups and downs; wandering thoughts, emotions, restlessness, physical pain, boredom, etc. Just as in our lives, we experience various sufferings and difficulties. By learning the proper method of sitting meditation, we will be able to practice meditation in a calmer and more peaceful way. This method will also enable us to remain focused and peaceful in our daily lives.

When we observe pain simply as pain, thoughts simply as thoughts, or difficulties simply as difficulties, they lose their power and are less of a hindrance in our daily life and practice. This is the path of meditation with joy.

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TRUE FREEDOM : THE PRACTICE OF SURRENDERING DESIRE

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Febrary 23rd(Fri) - February 25th(Sun), 2018  
Won Dharma Center, NY

Freedom lies within each one of us. Culturally we understand freedom as that which is found through the validation of external forces. True freedom is practicing the ability to listen to and take action from the perspective of the soul. Once we acquire the tools and refine the skills to discover and surrender our desires...

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Softening the Heart Retreat with Marije Paternotte

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April 6 - 8, 2018  
Won Dharma Center, NY

This weekend retreat offers a break from fast-paced daily life and an opportunity to reconnect with your own heart. Do you feel overwhelmed and depleted by trying to keep up with the demands of modern life? Do you feel disconnected and forget to attend to yourself and those around you with genuine interest and concern? Do you need to boost your immunity and overall health? Do you need a break from social media, or simply want to spend a quiet weekend in nature?

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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.