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 Annual Retreat for Parents Practitioners and Advocates for Autistic Children

Renewing Our Strength to Heal Our Children, Heal Ourselves

February 26 ~28, 2016 (Friday - Sunday)
Location: Won Dharma Center

It's that time of the year again, when nature is preparing for the renewal of spring, and we all get together at the beautiful Won Dharma Center in Claverack NY to summon those powerful forces! Open to old-timers and new comers alike, our 4th annual retreat for parents, practitioners and advocates involved in autism is so very special because it's

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2016 Young People's Retreat

March 18 ~20, 2016 (Friday - Sunday)
Location: Won Dharma Center, Claverack, NY

This weekend retreat is designed for young people (18 - 35) to begin and deepen their meditation practice in a group of like-minded people. Sitting and moving meditation, dharma talks, group discussions, contemplative nature walks, and healthy vegetarian meals will allow you to cultivate inner wisdom, compassion and joy. Meditation instruction will be provided in a detailed way, step by step.

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2016 Memorial Weekend Meditation Retreat

memorial day meditation retreat

Insight Meditation: A Path to Conscious Living
May 27 (Friday) ~ May 30 (Monday), 2016

During this retreat we will explore some ideas from Buddhist psychology that has made their way into Western thinking. We will look at Buddhist concepts of the self and the desire for happiness that motivates all of us. Some questions we might explore: can we know and understand our selves better through meditation? How does meditation assist our understanding of the self and desire as they frame our pursuit of happiness? Does meditation help us cope better with life’s challenges? Can meditation help us lead happier and more satisfying lives?

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Spiritual Trip to Korea in 2016 Spring


April 21, Thursday – May 2, Monday, 2016 (11 days)

The Won Dharma Center is planning a trip to Korea during the spring of 2016 as part of the Won Buddhism Centennial. Participating travelers will stay overnight and visit several Won Buddhist temples, retreat centers, Won Buddhist Headquarters, as well as sacred places of Won Buddhism throughout Korea. Other side trips will include visits to traditional Buddhist sites as well as cultural points of interest. The tour will end with a celebration in Seoul where practitioners from all over the world will be gathering to celebrate the Won Buddhist Centennial honoring the foundation of Won Buddhism100 years ago.

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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.

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