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.

"Meditation for The Curious"

Independence Day Weekend Meditation Retreat

Mar.24 (Friday) ~ Mar.26 (Sunday), 2017

Won Dharma Center, NY

For those new to meditation as well as experienced practitioners, this retreat will explain the essence of meditation practice and its place in our search for peace of mind and truth in daily life. The method of meditation will be taught in a structured way, beginning with proper posture and breathing. Also included will be instructions to help overcome various obstacles, especially for beginning practitioners.

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 Mar 3rd - 5th, 2017 (Friday - Sunday)

Won Dharma Center, New York

It’s already been five years since a small group of frenzied moms heard the call to find a special place that offered safety, solace, connection and unity. A place where we could share with other like-minded parents and practitioners, our transforming insights and wisdom - ignited by our beautiful and amazing children. And we found it! First within the spirit of those who also heeded the same call, and then of course, in the aesthetically peaceful Won Dharma Center.


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Mar 17th - 19th, 2017 (Friday - Sunday)

Won Dharma Center, New York

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.

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Yoga Weekend for Women with Katrin Elia

April 7th - 9th, 2017 (Friday - Sunday)
Won Dharma Center, New York

Enjoy a Women's Only Weekend of Bliss with two overnights @ beautiful Buddhist Won Dharma Center in the Hudson Valley (NY). Learn the powerful Hormone Yoga Therapy Sequence (designed by Dinah Rodrigues) that helped so many women in the world, Restorative Yoga & Marma Point Therapy (Ancient Indian Massage Technique), a Women's Health Workshop, Yoga Nidra (Ancient Indian Relaxation Technique), Morning Meditation, Mindful Walks on the nearby trails, and more. Pre-registrated massages are available (not included in the package price).

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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.