CRAGSMOOR, N.Y—On a glorious summer day, an enthusiastic crowd gathered atop a hill to break ground for Dharmakaya's new Milarepa Center, a place to learn well-being through the skills of awareness.
The ceremony began with a Tibetan prayer by Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, Spiritual Director of Dharmakaya, and Khenchen Rinpoche, Resident Teacher at the Dharmakaya Retreat Center and a chief lineage holder of the Kagyu school. Its message: to ensure that everything about the Center will be favorable to create health and harmony ...
CRAGSMOOR, N.Y.—Capping 9 years of planning, community consultation, and government approvals, Dharmakaya will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on July 18 for its new residential meditation center.
The ceremony—which will be held from 10 am to noon, on Thursday, July 18—marks the beginning of site work and construction of the Milarepa Center which is set on a 90 acre property in Cragsmoor.
When complete, the Milarepa Center will consist of four buildings with a meditation and teaching hall, practice rooms, dorm rooms, a kitchen, ...
From June 22 to June 27, 2013, Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche led forty retreatants in Discovering the Dharma. In part two in this ongoing retreat series, his teachings explained how all things are connected and conditional; karma, and the law of actions and consequences; and the real nature of cyclical existence. Rinpoche also explained analytic meditation, a key skill in breaking through pre-existing concepts and creating the right conditions to experience emptiness.
In addition to receiving teachings, retreatants engaged in daily ...