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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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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The Hidden Treasures of Korean Art and Modern Korea


 April 9th (Sunday, 2-4 PM) 

Won Dharma Center, New York

The Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project is a not-for-profit organization that was formed in September 2005 to promote Korean history and culture to the wider world. The Korean Spirit and Culture Presentation is designed to introduce Korea’s long and rich artistic history, the spirit of its people, and its cultural values. The program will include the viewing of a DVD about Korean history and culture along with a demonstration of the traditional Korean wedding ceremony, in beautiful traditional costume. Following the program, traditional Korean food will be served. Works of art, including paintings, objects, and costumes, will be on display. 

This event is co-sponsored by both The Won Dharma Center and the Claverack Free Library.
There is no cost for this event, but donations to either the Claverack Library or Won Dharma Center are appreciated.
Seating is limited, please email your interest in attending to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deepening Mindfulness: An MBSR Retreat


 April 15th - 22nd (Saturday - Saturday)

Won Dharma Center, New York

All of us have an innate capacity to experience well-being, strength, and confidence, even in the face of stress, pain, or illness. In order to enhance that capacity, we introduce the power of mindfulness, the practice of meeting each moment with an open heart and mind. This Mindfulness Meditation Retreat is an intensive, residential, teacher-led, silent meditation retreat, which emphasizes the deep understanding and practice of mindfulness meditation in its most universal and secular expression. It is based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) principles developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness in the University of Massachusetts Medical School, which is co-sponsoring the program.
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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.