spring meditation retreat

Spring Meditation Retreat

Friday, May 5th – Sunday, May 7th 2023

at the Won Dharma Center in Claverack, New York

Nourish your mind, body and soul! 

As we welcome the spring, join us for this incredible weekend of connection, quiet, and self-care! The weekend will be filled with opportunities to dive into nature, enjoy some much-needed quiet, eat delicious and nutritious food, move your body, and boost your physical and emotional well-being.

retreat location

Won Dharma Center

Conveniently located in a rural setting near New York City and Boston, the Won Dharma Center is set on 426 acres in Claverack in upstate New York, overlooking the Hudson Valley and the Catskill Mountains. Surrounded by wooded foothills with a nearby brook, the retreat center is a serene natural setting for contemplation and renewal. A green community designed with sensitivity to nature and issues of Sustainable Design, the center consists of eco-friendly buildings designed to provide a tranquil and meditative atmosphere. The Won Dharma Center won the 2010 Design Award from Faith & Form / IFRAA International Awards Program for Religious Art and Architecture.

Find more information about the Won Dharma Center HERE


meet your retreat guides . . .

Cindy Olsen

Outdoor Nature Guide 

Cheryl Vigder Brause 

Meditation and Mindfulness Guide 

Caren Osten

Positive Psychology Coach


retreat schedule…

Friday, May 5th

  • 3:00 – 5:30 pm: Guest Check-in
  • 6:00 – 6:45 pm: Welcome Dinner
  • 7:15 – 8:00 pm : Welcome Session & Orientation
  • 8:00 – 9:00 pm: Evening Meditation, Instruction & Yoga Nidra
  • Noble Silence begins

Saturday, May 6th

  • 7:15 am: Optional Morning Meditation
  • 8:00 – 8:45 am: Silent Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 9:45 am : Morning Meditation & Dharma Talk
  • 10:00 – 12:00 pm: Forest Bathing
  • 12:00 – 12:45 pm: Silent Lunch
  • 1:30 – 3:00 pm: Self-Compassion Workshop
  • 3:30 – 5:30 pm: Free time to hike, rest, practice yoga
  • 3:30 – 4:30 pm: Mindfulness Based Gentle Yoga
  • 6:00 – 6:45 pm: Silent Dinner
  • 7:00 – 7:30 pm: Evening Dharma Talk & Fire Ceremony

Sunday, May 7th

  • 7:15 AM – 8:00 AM – Optional Morning Meditation or Morning Yoga
  • 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM – Silent Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Morning Mindfulness Session and Talk
  • 10:00 AM – 12 PM – Closing Circle
  • 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM – Closing Lunch
  • 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM – Guest Check Out

Participants are asked to enter Noble Silence from Friday evening to Sunday morning. This gives each participant the opportunity to sink deeply into mindfulness, being truly present where you are, with your experience. Each session is guided by the retreat leaders. There will be time throughout the weekend for Q & A and discussion with the retreat leaders. Throughout the weekend, you will be supported and guided through this truly a unique and transformative experience! 


If you would like to attend but need financial assistance, please reach out to us at  [email protected].  

retreat rates per person

Retreat Pricing

Single room: $1325
Double room: $995
Quad room: $675

Rate includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation (Friday and Saturday night)
  • All meals – Friday dinner through Sunday lunch, delicious farm to table food
  • Tea and coffee throughout the retreat
  • All yoga, mediation, hikes, and daily activities included

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breathe. connect. be.