While the Dharmakaya Organization is based in New York, we offer teachings, practice groups and retreats worldwide. Currently, we have a retreat center in the Catskills in New York State; we are building a new center nearby. Both provide a peaceful refuge for study, and welcome 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.
The Dharmakaya Retreat Center provides a quiet place for individual and group retreats. Located on 38 beautiful acres in the heart of the Catskills, the Center is housed in a circa 1890 farmhouse. Venerable Khenchen Rinpoche is usually in residence to lead daily practice and guide retreatants. The Center also hosts teachings, empowerments, and retreat series led by Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche PhD.
On a beautifully wooded hillside in the village of Cragsmoor, New York, the Milarepa Center will be dedicated to training and worship in the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition. With 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.
Many 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.
Cultivating 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.
Life is complex, puzzling and often painful.
Sometimes it seems there must be a better way
to manage—and there is. It is as simple as looking
at a problem through a different lens.
ASK A QUESTION
Whether we are troubled or merely curious,
it can be helpful to turn to someone noted
for wisdom. Rinpoche is pleased to answer questions
about life, the Dharma or Buddhism in general.