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Spring Retreat : May 2019

Absolute Acceptance : Start Right Where You Are

When you become overwhelmed, what do you do?  Do you find ways to escape? Maybe even just with the imagination?  When things get uncomfortable do you quickly image how it should all be different so that it is more comfortable for you? There are so many ways that we get in our own way.  So many ways we get stuck in the cycle of blame, shame, wanting it differently and then doing it the same. It takes courage to see and then cut through the layers of thinking to get to the place where we actually are and then to start to make the chooses to initiate and maintain change from our embodied truth.

Over the course of this spring weekend in upstate New York, we will explore and embody Absolute Acceptance together using movement, stillness and ritual as access points.  What does it actually feel like to experience all that we are experiencing in any given moment and how do we accept it all? Using the interplay between movement, ritual and meditation we will access, engage, deepen our ability to accept all of ourselves and discover the ways in which we want to move forward from there.

Join us in the Hudson Valley as spring emerges for a weekend of reprieve, practice and self-study that will rejuvenate your sense of connection to self.

Sound meditation will be performed by Franck Raharinosy on both Friday and Saturday evenings.


All prices include your meditation and movement class sessions, room costs, three delicious vegetarian meals daily, and access to the Won Dharma grounds and activities.  The center is surrounded by several magnificent state parks perfect for exploration and contemplation.

For some additional pampering, retreat attendees also have access to Won Dharma’s restorative massage and acupuncture treatments as well as nearby canoeing and kayaking (additional charges apply).

Won Dharma has won design awards for their minimal yet warm approach to their rooms and gathering halls. Each room provides a Zen setting for a weekend of relaxation and reconnection to self.

$675 Quad (4spots), $775 Double (12spots), $875 Single (3)

Register by February 15th and get $100 off.

EMAIL ME to claim your spot or visit the TICKET page.


Should you cancel before March 15th, 2019, you get a FULL refund on retreat payment. If you cancel after March 15th, 2019, you get 50% of your retreat payment refunded. Cancellation after April 1st, 2019, no refunds will be granted. We understand that nobody books a retreat with the intention of canceling it, but unexpected events do occur, so we put this cancellation in place to protect you. No refunds or credits will be granted for failure to attend, complete or for arriving late or leaving early.

Earlier Event: April 14
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