[Won Retreat] Simply Meditation Retreat

“Simply Meditation” Retreat (Won Buddhist Winter Retreat)

Begin: Monday, January 30, 2023, 5:30pm (Check-in from 3pm)
End: Sunday, February 5, 2023, 12:00pm

Registration is open now. Click HERE to register.
Location: Won Dharma Center (Click HERE for directions)
Contact:  info@wondharmacenter.org / 518-851-2581

“Simply Meditation” Retreat (Won Buddhist Winter Retreat)

Mon. January 30 – Sun. February 5, 2023

Register NOW. Click HERE.

Retreat Description:

The more convenient modern life becomes, the more mental exhaustion we endure to keep up. As a result, some of us may lose our sense of direction in life. Living in this paradoxical world, finding ways to refresh our mind and rest our body is essential.  

The Won Dharma Center offers a way to slow down the busyness of daily life. The “Simply Meditation” Retreat is for those seeking a week-long meditation experience that will settle and strengthen the intention of their practice. During each meditation session, minimal meditation instruction will be provided. In addition, retreat participants will be encouraged to use individual interviews and group Q & A sessions to deepen their meditation experience. Participants will be expected to attend the 5:30 am morning meditation and the 7 pm evening chanting meditation.  

Winter is a time for withdrawal, preservation, and nourishing our roots, so it is the best season for naturally preserving our energy and fostering spiritual growth through meditation.

Immerse your spirit in nature, encircled by the Catskill Mountains. While sharing your week with ordained Won Buddhist kyomunims, you will gain the wisdom and energy necessary to establish the tone for your brand-new days in 2023. 

Experience Level: 

  • Won Buddhist practitioners and practitioners of other traditions are welcome.
  • Advanced meditators who can sit for an hour without specific instruction, several sessions a day

Retreat Program:

  • Various forms of meditation (sitting, chanting, and walking)
  • Yoga/qigong and stretching
  • Individual interviews
  • Scripture reading and group Q & A with Ven. Juksanim
  • Noble silence from 9 pm each day to noon the following day

Capacity:  15 single rooms (Only onsite participants are eligible to apply for this retreat.)

Price:  $600

Food:  Simple vegetarian meals will be provided throughout the retreat. You are welcome to bring your own snacks. 

Spend a week with us at the WDC in a monastic setting. Registration begins on December 1st, 2022. 

Please complete registration by (1) filling out the application form and (2) submitting payment. A $50 nonrefundable deposit is required for all reservations. To reserve a spot, you use the PayPal button below.

We recommend you 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. The remaining balance can be paid upon arrival.

Please make your check payable to Won Dharma Center and mail it to: Won Dharma Center, 361 Route 23, Claverack, NY, 12513

Guiding Teachers:

Rev. Dosung

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.

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