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.

Dharma / Scripture Study Session

Scripture Study Session

Every Saturdays (9/24~12/3) 10:00 - 11:30 am
Location: lower level meditation hall in the Timeless Zen House (the furthest building from the Admin building on the Left)

Spiritual practice is like driving a car, whereas studying dharma is like knowing the direction. Without one another, neither works. There is a Chinese saying: Before a saint is born, the way is in the Heavens (the realm of universal truth). When the saint comes to the world, the way is with the saint. When the saint passes away, the way is in the scripture.

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2016 October Won Buddhist Meditation Retreat

One.Breath.at.a.TimesDate:  October 7 - 10, 2016 (Friday - Monday)
Location: Won Dharma Center, New York

Come join us in exploring the breath and the depth of the heart to live each moment to the fullest. On this silent retreat, suitable for all, we will cultivate a whole-hearted attention to the present moment that leads us to wisdom and compassion.

This retreat, open to both new and experienced meditators, will focus on cultivating a quality of conscious presence that embraces our heart, mind and body with acceptance and wisdom. 

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2016 WDC Weekend Retreat: "Introduction to Meditation"

memorial day meditation retreat

Nov. 18 - 20, 2016 (Friday - Sunday)

Introduction to Meditation

Meditation is the path to attaining ultimate freedom of mind by calming, focusing, and empowering the mind.

This retreat is the perfect opportunity for beginners in meditation, as well as experienced practitioners, to learn the essence of meditation and how it can help us in our search for peace and truth.

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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.