Ongoing Programs

Ongoing Programs

Everyone is welcome to join us in our ongoing programs. Additionally, during daytime hours until dusk, IlWon Hall (the meditation hall) is open for you to come and meditate. Before you arrive, please read about Temple etiquette. You are welcome on any day to enjoy walking in the beauty of the Meditation trails.


Sunday Dharma Services 10:00 am – 11:30 am: Every Sunday, our local Dharma community gathers for a regular service, sometimes with our visiting retreat guests. Each service features yoga/chi-gong stretching, chanting, prayer, silent sitting (around 25 min), and a dharma talk to foster a calm and peaceful mind.


Wednesday Evening Meditation 7:00 pm – 8:20 pm: Every Wednesday, we settle into the quiet yin energy of the evening through chi-gong, chanting, and seated meditation.


Daily Morning Meditation 5:30 – 6:30 am: Every morning, we start our days in the dharma hall, enjoying our spectacular view of the Catskill Mountains. Morning meditations are mostly silent sitting (45 min) followed by a short period of sutra chanting and yoga/chi-gong stretching.


Thursday Dharma Discussion Group 7:00 pm 8:20 pm: Our study group explores the Scriptures of Won Buddhism and learns how we can use the teachings to better our daily lives. The scriptures are based on the wisdom of Venerable Sotaesan, the Founding Master of Won Buddhism. Newcomers and walk-ins are welcome anytime. To access the Scriptures of Won Buddhism in PDF format, please click here

The date of the fall semester will be posted soon. If you are new to this group, please sign up.


Individual Meditation Class (upon request) : If you are new to meditation, we are happy to offer an individual class to help you get started. We will cover the basics of meditation and offer guidance about how to establish a daily practice. Please email us (info@wondharmacenter.org) to make an appointment for an individual instruction session. Suggested donation: $30


COMMUNITY YOGA (weekly on Thursdays, 6:00 pm-7:15 pm): suggested donation $10

CHAIR YOGA (weekly on Fridays, 10:00 am-11:15 am): There will be one class on Friday, August 19th. Regular classes resume Friday, September 2nd (suggested donation $8)

The Won Dharma Center is self-supporting through your donations alone. Your financial support, according to your ability, allows us to continue Center programs and outreach work. Monthly pledges are particularly helpful. Checks made out to Won Dharma Center are tax deductible.

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