2018 Heal Our Children, Heal Ourselves Retreat

March 2 – 4, 2018 (Friday – Sunday)
Location: Won Dharma Center (Hudson, NY)

It’s already been six years since a small group of frenzied moms heard the call to find a special place that offered safety, solace, connection and unity. A place where we could share with other like-minded parents and practitioners, our transforming insights and wisdom – ignited by our beautiful and amazing children. And we found it! First within the spirit of those who also heeded the same call, and then of course, in the aesthetically peaceful Won Dharma Center.

Situated in the Catskill Mountains, this weekend retreat center offers a time of reflection, contemplation and mindfulness. As with our previous retreats, each day will begin with mediation and light yoga, followed by short discussions on various health modalities and educational programs which could potentially benefit your child’s progress and development. There will also be plenty of time for large and small group circles where everything from brain-storming, to consoling, to fortifying our spirit seems to occur. Various guest speakers will pepper our day with healing therapies, news from the border, and other matters of interests.

As you know, all proceeds from the retreat go directly to the Won Dharma Center. This way, we can keep the cost down. Therefore, as in past years, if you wish to pay an amount above the donation/registration fee, that money goes to our scholarship fund. This year we will have two extra spots for two very special parents, thanks to all of you!

Since this retreat essentially creates itself from the sentient beings who attend, please let us know if any of you musicians out there (amateurs welcome!) would be interested in playing a musical instrument, or could lead us in a few songs for our Saturday night get-together. Also, those who know a few yoga moves (or belly dancing!) who could take us through some stretching exercises in the morning – please let us know about that too.

We so look forward to seeing all of those familiar faces – and excited to meet all of the new ones! It’s no small task getting away for a weekend, but it’s so worth it!

  • Begins: Friday, March 2, 2018, 7:00pm (check-in from 3pm)
  • Ends: Sunday, March 4, 2018, 1:00pm
  • Location: Won Dharma Center
  • Cost:
    Single Room: $430 (Full: leave a comment if you like to be on waitlist for a single room) 
    2bed Room: $320
    4bed Room: $230 (Full)
    Meal Plan Only: $130 (For those residing off-site)
  • Register: Online Registration
  • Retreat Payment:
    Pay by check: Make your check payable to Won Buddhist International and mail it to:  431East 57th St. New York, NY 10022Pay by paypal: Click below
  • What to bring:
    – Comfortable, loose clothing for meditation
    – Outerwear appropriate to the season and additional (hiking) shoes
    – A water bottle
    – A flashlight
    – Towels and washcloths
    – Any necessary medications, vitamins and toiletries

lotus180Cancellation and Refund
If you need to cancel from a retreat, please do so early so we can make the space available to someone else.

Please note the following cancellation fees:

– A month before the start of the retreat: $25
– 1 week up until the day before retreat: $50
– The remainder of your retreat fees will be refunded.
– No refund: If you cancel on the retreat arrival day or if you leave the retreat early for any reason

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