While the Dharmakaya Organization is based in New York, we offer teachings, practice groups and retreats worldwide. Our affiliate organization in New York state’s Catskills provides a peaceful refuge for study, and welcomes retreatants of all skill levels and for varying lengths of study. Additionally, individual practice groups dot the globe, where people gather weekly to meditate together.

Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing

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

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Local Groups

LocalCenterMany people find it enhances their practice to belong to a community of fellow practitioners. In cities around the world, Dharmakaya groups meet to meditate and study Buddhist teachings; often members have been personally inspired by Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche. Attendance is free and everyone is welcome to participate.

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Mindfulness Retreats

MindfulnessRetreatCultivating mindfulness is an expression of self-love. Through it, we are better able to understand ourselves—and our emotions—so we are no longer victims of our circumstances. Instead of reacting, we are able to simply respond. Mindfulness becomes a guardian, protecting us from wrongdoing that hurts both ourselves and others. In retreats, we train ourselves to incorporate mindfulness more fully in our daily lives.

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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.