On a beautifully wooded hillside in the village of Cragsmoor, New York, the Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing offers peace, refuge and an opportunity for personal growth. With afternoon and weekend programs, short-term retreats for individuals and groups, and traditional longer-term retreats for dedicated practitioners, it is a place for the transmission of ancient Buddhist teachings in ways that are responsive to a 21st Century way of life.

In Buddhism, worship is an integrated practice involving both mind and body. Physical wellbeing sets the foundation for successful meditation, which in turn enables practitioners to gain clarity of mind and, ultimately, wisdom.

The Center is the vision of Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche PhD. His goal is to pass on the deep teachings of the tradition and to share them with students at all levels—from beginners to those desiring to deepen their understanding of traditional Buddhist practices through long retreats.

Visit the website to see program options and learn more.

Meaning of Abbreviations

* The following day is a missing or a double date accroding to Tibetan calendar.
BA Amitabha Buddha Day
BD Baden: unfavourable for putting up flags
BM Medicine Buddha Day
BS Shakyamuni Buddha Day
DP Dharmapala Day
LD Ludok: unfavourable for Naga Offering
LT Luthep: favourable for Naga Offering
ME Moon Eclipse: great day for accumulation of merit
NG Ngenpa Guzom: unfavourable for new project, e.g. gathering, inauguration
NN Nyinag: unfavourable for new project, e.g. marriage, inauguration
SE Sun Eclipse: a greater day for accumulation of merit
SN Shakngen: unfavourable for new project, e.g. marriage, inauguration
TN Tashi Nyima: auspicious day in a general sense
YK Yenkong: unfavourable for new project, e.g. marriage, inauguration
ZC Zangpo Chuzom: auspicious day, good for gathering

Duchen great anniversaries, special days of Buddha Shakyamuni, etc., good for accumulating merits.
Tsezang good days for accumulating merits
Naga Powerful long-lived serpent-like beings who inhabit in water, guard great treasure. Some great protectors of the Dharma are nagas such as Eight Major Nagas.