Resilience: Innate Power to Thrive in This Challenging World
Labor Day Weekend Retreat
Begin: Friday, September 2, 2022, (Check-in from 3pm)
End: Monday, September 5, 2022
Please read our COVID Safety Protocols for In-person Retreats
Our Life is full of ups and downs, filled with dissatisfactions and unease. Yet we cannot change our external conditions in an instant.
If we wish to be free from these mental burdens, we need to start re-calibrating our minds.
During this, 4-day retreat, we will dive into meditation practice to learn how to discover the beautiful inner world of the mind, and how we can instill a sense of fulfillment to our work, family and relationships.
This meditation retreat will help us build resilience, which is essential for change. With a proper capacity for resilience, we will empower ourselves, our communities, and our world.
By deeply experiencing silence, practicing assorted forms of meditation, and engaging in nature walks, we will connect with our buddha nature, and renew our minds.
This retreat takes place in the beautiful environment of the Won Dharma Center, ideal for deep contemplation and reflection which allows the mind to reveal its innate tranquility and wisdom.
The Won Dharma Center is honored to have Venerable Juksanim as the lead teacher for this retreat, who is the Head Dharma Teacher of North America and the spiritual leader of all Won Buddhists across North America. For this retreat, we also are happy to invite Elizabeth Ferry, a certified sound practitioner, as a guest teacher. She will guide us into a deep stillness with her crystal bowls and Koshi chime.
Beginner practitioners will be taught the essentials of meditation, such as proper body posture and breathing methods, as well as basic concentration techniques. Practitioners with more experience will have the opportunity to deepen their practice.
Retreat rate per person
This retreat is priced on a sliding scale for those who might need financial support. Please note that our regular retreat fee is set as the highest rate.
- Single room $520~590 (all sold out)
- Double room $370~440 (only 4 beds available)
- Quad $330 (all sold out)
- Camper $250
- Commuter $220
To complete registration, please (1) fill in the application form and (2) make a payment. A $50 nonrefundable deposit is required for all reservations. To make a reservation, you may use PayPal button below.
We encourage you to use PayPal for your deposit, for your convenience. However, since PayPal charges the WDC a fee (3.49%) for each transaction, we request that the balance be paid via check, if possible. You can pay the balance upon your arrival.
Please make your check payable to Won Dharma Center and mail it to: Won Dharma Center 361 Route 23 Claverack, NY, 12513
Guiding Teacher: Venerable Juksanim
Venerable Juksanim was officially appointed Head Dharma Master of the Won Buddhism USA on January 12th, 2021. Sotaesan, the founding master of Won Buddhism said that every nation should have its own Head Dharma Master to help spread Won Buddhism dharma in the different cultural environments of the world. In 1999, a new article, The Overseas Headquarters, was added to the Won Buddhism Constitution so that each country could legally have its own Head Dharma Master. Read More
Rev. Dosung Yoo is dedicated to modernizing Buddhist thought and tenets so that they are accessible and useful in enriching everyday life. Currently, Rev. Yoo is at the Won Dharma Center in upstate New York actively building a spiritual community in support of practitioners from various traditions to realize their inner life and peace. Read More
Elizabeth Ferry began her sound journey by drawing from Contemplative Practices, earning an MA in French language at NYU, and practicing musical and visual arts. An overarching awareness of arcs and rhythms, still points and silences, present in sound, language and the arts became the common thread for her in seemingly diverse areas. Read More
Cancellation & Refund Policy
- If you cancel 7 or more days prior to the retreat, your payment will be refunded in full (less the $50 non-refundable deposit).
- If you cancel less than 7 days in advance, a nonrefundable credit toward a future Won Dharma Center programs available. This credit will expire one year from the original retreat date.
- No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the retreat arrival date, or if you leave the retreat early for any reason.