7th Annual DharmaPunx NYC Fall Retreat

Won Dharma Center, Claverack, New York

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Oct 24 - 27, 2019
Group size: 36 - 50
7th Annual DharmaPunx NYC Fall Retreat
Won Dharma Center, Claverack, New York

Dharma Punx NYC
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3 reviews

$290
Deposit: $145
Oct 24 - 27, 2019
Group size: 36 - 50

About this trip

Join us for our 7th Annual DharmaPunx NYC Fall Retreat with Josh Korda and Kathy Cherry.  

Hosted at the beautiful Won Dharma Retreat Center in the Hudson Valley  

October 24-27, 2019


This mindfulness meditation retreat is suitable for both new and experienced students; 

each day will include: 

• dharma talks and guided meditations 

• small group check ins with teachers for sharing experiences and asking questions that arise during practice  

• alternating periods of walking and sitting meditation in the core Buddhist tradition.

• The retreat is held in noble silence-which allows us to turn inwards and connect with our own mind and experience.  If this sounds intimidating, please know that there are times for checking in, dyad work, q&a, and if anyone is feeling like they need assistance to regulate- we'll do our very best to help meet those needs.  Feel free to write with questions if you have concerns.


People regularly ask us, "I'm seeing such benefits from my meditation- how do I go deeper?"  

It's our opinion that some of the most beneficial and rewarding experiences of spiritual life come from attending a meditation retreat, which helps participants learn to hold all of life with patience, kindness and wisdom, forming the foundations of insight.   


Intentionally stepping out of the daily churn of life and the habit patterns that come with that can have a remarkably clarifying effect.  What do we value?  How do we want to spend our time?  What holds us back from being present and authentic in our relationships, our work life or our communities?  When we integrate these experiences into our lives, especially with the loving community support that tends to arise as a result of group practice like this- the effects can be quite powerful.


There are single, double, and dorm-style rooms featuring forest and mountain views. Rooms have an in-suite sink and share a modern tiled bath with the adjacent room.  Accommodations are quiet, simple, convenient, and comfortable with spacious lounges and magnificent views of the Catskill Mountains. 


When you reserve, you may either pay in full or just pay the deposit.  Upon receipt of your payment we'll send you a confirmation.  Full payment is due by October 15th.


The Won Dharma Center is approximately 2 hours North of New York City 

2.5 hours from Boston and 40 minutes from the Albany International Airport.

It is easily accessible by Amtrak- Station stop is Hudson 

Won Dharma Meditation Center

361 State Route 23, Claverack, NY 12513

http://www.wondharmacenter.org

Register soon this retreat fills quickly

Cancellation Policy

We understand that unforeseen circumstances can occur. Cancellation fees are non-refundable.  If we are able to fill your space we will gladly reimburse your deposit, less the cancellation fees listed below and any fees we cannot recover.  

Cancelation fees are applied towards our scholarship fund.    


On or before September 30th- $20 cancellation fee.  October 1st- $50 cancellation fee. After October 2nd-22nd $100 cancellation fee.  No refunds as of October 23rd unless we are able to fill the room- if we have a waitlist and can fill the room then there is a $100 cancellation fee. 


At times we have access to some Scholarship money to help people in need attend the retreat.

There is an opportunity to contribute to the Scholarship fund during room selection.

To inquire- Please write us at dpxnyc@gmail.com


What’s included

  • Meals
    3 delicious vegetarian meals a day. Access to tea and coffee all day.
  • Accomodations
    Accommodations are quiet, simple, convenient, and comfortable. Each House has a spacious lounge with a magnificent view of the Catskill Mountains.
  • Meditation & Teachings
    Guided instructions for beginners and advanced students. Time for questions and checking in.
  • Lovely Hiking Trails
    Won has miles of lovingly maintained walking and hiking trails
  • Community
    This is a great way to connect with other spiritually minded people who come to the weekly classes in NYC and Brooklyn.
  • Travel
    We try to help coordinate carpooling and taxi shares from the train station to the center.
  • Teacher Support
    The prices above reflect the cost of lodging and food. At the end of the retreat you will have the opportunity to offer Dana to the teachers . You can offer dana via paypal, venmo, check, cash, etc.
  • Bath towels
    Bedding is included- but we ask that guests bring a bath towel for showering

Available Packages

Double Room
Available until Oct 23, 2019Sold Out


DO YOU IDENTIFY AS MALE? WE HAVE ONE LAST SPOT IN A DOUBLE ROOM FOR SOMEONE WHO IDENTIFIES AS MALE (HE/HIM) PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR THIS SPOT IF YOU USE HE/HIM PRONOUNS


Double rooms have two twin beds and an ensuite sink. Each room shares a modern tiled bath with the adjacent room.  Doubles are $510.  All rooms include delicious vegetarian meals. 


We believe that the teachings are priceless and as such the cost of the retreat only covers the accommodations and meals. The teachers are offering their time and energy on a dana basis.  There will be an opportunity at the end of the retreat to support them by making a contribution.


Accommodations are quiet, simple, convenient, and comfortable. Each House has a spacious lounge with a magnificent view of the Catskill Mountains. Both Houses have inner courtyards which create a natural sense of quiet and contemplation.  Images are available on the Won Dharma Center website.

$510
Deposit: $260
4 Person Dorm (female identified)
Available until Oct 23, 2019Sold Out

Dorm rooms have four twin beds and an ensuite sink.  Each room shares a modern tiled bathroom.  Dorm rooms are $390.  All rooms include delicious vegetarian meals. 


We believe that the teachings are priceless and as such the cost of the retreat only covers the accommodations and meals. The teachers are offering their time and energy on a dana basis.  There will be an opportunity at the end of the retreat to support them by making a contribution.

 

Accommodations are quiet, simple, convenient, and comfortable. Each House has a spacious lounge with a magnificent view of the Catskill Mountains. Both Houses have inner courtyards which create a natural sense of quiet and contemplation.  Images are available on the Won Dharma Center website.

$390
Deposit: $195
Dorm (Gender non-conforming)
Available until Oct 23, 2019Sold Out

Dorm rooms have four twin beds and an ensuite sink.  Each room shares a modern tiled bathroom.  Dorm rooms are $345.  All rooms include delicious vegetarian meals. 

We believe that the teachings are priceless and as such the cost of the retreat only covers the accommodations and meals. The teachers are offering their time and energy on a dana basis.  There will be an opportunity at the end of the retreat to support them by making a contribution.

Accommodations are quiet, simple, convenient, and comfortable. Each House has a spacious lounge with a magnificent view of the Catskill Mountains. Both Houses have inner courtyards which create a natural sense of quiet and contemplation.  Images are available on the Won Dharma Center website.

$390
Deposit: $195
4 Person Dorm (male identified)
Available until Oct 23, 2019Sold Out

Dorm rooms have four twin beds and an ensuite sink.  Each room shares a modern tiled bathroom.  Dorm rooms are $390.  All rooms include delicious vegetarian meals. 

We believe that the teachings are priceless and as such the cost of the retreat only covers the accommodations and meals. The teachers are offering their time and energy on a dana basis.  There will be an opportunity at the end of the retreat to support them by making a contribution.

Accommodations are quiet, simple, convenient, and comfortable. Each House has a spacious lounge with a magnificent view of the Catskill Mountains. Both Houses have inner courtyards which create a natural sense of quiet and contemplation.  Images are available on the Won Dharma Center website.

$390
Deposit: $195
MALE- DOUBLE ROOM
Available until Oct 23, 2019Sold Out

DO YOU IDENTIFY AS MALE? WE HAVE ONE LAST SPOT IN A DOUBLE ROOM FOR SOMEONE WHO IDENTIFIES AS MALE (HE/HIM) PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR THIS SPOT IF YOU USE HE/HIM PRONOUNS

Double rooms have two twin beds and an ensuite sink. Each room shares a modern tiled bath with the adjacent room.  Doubles are $510.  All rooms include delicious vegetarian meals. 

We believe that the teachings are priceless and as such the cost of the retreat only covers the accommodations and meals. The teachers are offering their time and energy on a dana basis.  There will be an opportunity at the end of the retreat to support them by making a contribution.

Accommodations are quiet, simple, convenient, and comfortable. Each House has a spacious lounge with a magnificent view of the Catskill Mountains. Both Houses have inner courtyards which create a natural sense of quiet and contemplation.  Images are available on the Won Dharma Center website.

$510
Single Room
Available until Oct 23, 2019Sold Out

Single rooms have a twin bed and feature an ensuite sink. Each room shares a modern tiled bath with the adjacent room.  Singles are $590,   All rooms include delicious vegetarian meals. 

 

We believe that the teachings are priceless and as such the cost of the retreat only covers the accommodations and meals. The teachers are offering their time and energy on a dana basis.  There will be an opportunity at the end of the retreat to support them by making a contribution.


Accommodations are quiet, simple, convenient, and comfortable. Each House has a spacious lounge with a magnificent view of the Catskill Mountains. Both Houses have inner courtyards which create a natural sense of quiet and contemplation.  Images are available on the Won Dharma Center website.

$700
Deposit: $350
Camping
Available until Oct 23, 2019

Campers need to bring their own gear- and know that it can get quite chilly- to the point of frost on the ground overnight.  Campers will of course have access to indoor showers, meals and all other facilities.


We believe that the teachings are priceless and as such the cost of the retreat only covers the accommodations and meals. The teachers are offering their time and energy on a dana basis.  There will be an opportunity at the end of the retreat to support them by making a contribution.

$290
Deposit: $145
WAIT LIST
6 left

Please enter your details and we will let you know if a spot becomes available.


UNDER COMMENTS TO THE TEACHERS ON THE NEXT PAGE-- PLEASE LEAVE YOUR PHONE NUMBER AND ANY SPECIFIC ROOM REQUESTS EX- SINGLE, DOUBLE, I'LL TAKE ANY ROOM.  

Thank you.




$0
FEMALE - DOUBLE ROOM
Available until Oct 23, 2019only 1 left

DO YOU IDENTIFY AS FEMALE? PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP FOR THIS SPOT IF YOU USE SHE/HER PRONOUNS

Double rooms have two twin beds and an ensuite sink. Each room shares a modern tiled bath with the adjacent room.  Doubles are $510.  All rooms include delicious vegetarian meals. 

We believe that the teachings are priceless and as such the cost of the retreat only covers the accommodations and meals. The teachers are offering their time and energy on a dana basis.  There will be an opportunity at the end of the retreat to support them by making a contribution.

Accommodations are quiet, simple, convenient, and comfortable. Each House has a spacious lounge with a magnificent view of the Catskill Mountains. Both Houses have inner courtyards which create a natural sense of quiet and contemplation.  Images are available on the Won Dharma Center website.

$510

Available options

Contribution to the Scholarship fund
$10
$290
Deposit: $145

Camping

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DHARMA PUNX NYC is a secular Buddhist community based in NYC. All are welcome to attend any of our weekly drop in classes. Details can be found at dharmapunxnyc.com. Josh Korda has been the Guiding Teacher at DharmaPunx NYC since 2005, and is a regular visiting teacher at Against the Stream in Los Angeles. In addition to teaching retreats nationally and internationally, Josh has a large buddhist mentoring private practice, is the author of the book 'Unsubscribe' as well as many other articles. You can also find his on-line retreats at Tricycle.com. Kathy Cherry is also a founding member of DharmaPunx NYC and is a trained ATS Facilitator as well as a certified Mindfulness Coach. Teaching with DPX NYC since 2010, Kathy currently offers weekly classes there as well as at MNDFL Meditation and Meditate LIC. She has taught mindfulness for Corporate clients including Nike, Wanderlust, Etsy, PWC, SoulCycle and NYU and is also available for individual mentoring.

Reviews

This was a wonderful and rich experience. The organizers created a schedule that was rigorous yet gentle and supportive. The facilities were absolutely gorgeous, comfortable, and welcoming. The food and dinning facilities were absolutely wonderful. I felt so very graciously cared for during this retreat. I can't express my appreciation enough. Thank you DharmapunxNYC and thank you Won Dharma!
The hosts at Won are wonderful. Much thanks to Kathy Josh and Lisa for the seamless weekend. As usual - consummate professionalism. A weekend I look forward to every year.
As always, I feel the NYC DPX teachers and community is the sane and compassionate voice of the local dharma world. Kathy provided tool after tool of meditation practices and the way in which she teaches with her full and attentive heart makes the room feel safe and the container one that I can trust so I can 'do the work.' Deep bow and thank you. Josh's teachings continue to be clear, accessible and full of so much thought-provoking information. His genuine authenticity and humbleness help to create a really deep and (*again) safe experience while simultaneously guiding sangha through difficult or confusing feelings with a responsibility to the practitioner that feels so void in a lot of local dharma rooms as of late. Giant hug and gratitude for that. Won Dharma center is a magnificent place but it is Kathy and Josh's guidance and heart that make the space truly sacred.

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I could never share enough kind, loving words about Josh / Kathy / Dharmapunx. In this amazingly positive community + with these specific teachers, I feel so completely held + supported to continuously make a deeply sincere effort to enrich my spiritual practice + understanding of the dharma. I always feel an extremely genuine invitation of calm welcome in any interaction, and the beautifully insightful, very well studied + keenly personal interpretations that shape their multi-faceted teachings always land so clearly for me. I am endlessly grateful to be both a student + friend to these wonderful humans, and I am so lucky to be allowed to practice, retreat + commune in the same spaces with them. My heart is full of boundless love + mega metta for how much they've given me along this path. Any time here is time well spent.
By Leslie Burnett on Aug 29, 2018
Being on retreat with Kathy and Josh is a wonderful experience. They are extremely caring and intentional in how they create an atmosphere of safety and connection, even when the retreat is held mainly in silence. I have been on retreat with more than 15 different teachers, and Kathy and Josh stand out for the amazing job they do of offering the authenticity, down-to-earth approachability, humor, wisdom, support and care that helps practitioners to get the most out of the experience.
By Arden Pennell on Aug 18, 2018
Attending the Dharma Punx fall retreat at Won Dharma has become my favorite local NY mediation retreat experiences. A welcoming, supportive community and the beautiful Won Dharma grounds, rolling hills and wooded trails in autumn is a peaceful place to develop one's meditation practice. I enjoy the simple, wholesome, mostly vegan Korean fare at meals (they grow their own garlic!), and the sleek, modern meditation hall and dorms have a calming effect on my mind. Getting there may be a little tricky (you need to call a cab from the train station in Hudson,), but otherwise, it's relatively easy to get there via public transportation from NYC.
By Terry Romero on Aug 17, 2018
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