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.

2016 Labor Day Weekend Meditation Retreat

Independence Day Weekend Meditation Retreat

Meditation and the Four Noble Truths
Sep. 2 (Friday) ~ Sep. 5 (Monday), 2016

Meditation is the path to enlightenment and complete liberation. As the dharma foundation for deepening our meditation practice, participants will learn the Four Noble Truths, the fundamental teaching of the Buddha.

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Steven Hartman’s Acharaya Intensive Retreat

August 14th -19th, 2016 (Sunday - Friday)
Won Dharma Center, New York

Acharaya Intensive
with Devarshi Steven Hartman Jovinna Chan and the Acharya Family

This retreat is a private event and registration is closed.

This 12-month program, the Acharya Intensive includes over 175 contact hours of training, coaching and mentoring: Three 5-day intensive workshops, and a minimum of ten hours of personal coaching and many virtual small group mentoring sessions. Twelve participants will be selected from an application/interview process assessing applicants’ fervor for the path of growth, ardent self-examination, willingness to commit to a yearlong daily practice, (co-crafted, mentored by Devarshi and co-leaders), and a seva (service) project intended to expand the acharya’s reach and wisdom in the world.

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Playful Parenting Retreat by Crayon Power

October 21 ~ 23, 2016
Won Dharma Center, New York

Playful Parenting Retreat by Crayon Power


The magic potion is Conscious PLAY!

Come explore and BE with us at the Won Dharma Center for three days and two nights exploring the world of PLAY from the perspective of being a conscious parent! Dive deep into the magic of how being a "player" can increase your connections with your children and naturally enhance your ability to be a provider.

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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.