Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing

Perched atop a hill amid 90 acres of woods—a deeply spiritual setting—the Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing is a sacred space in a busy world, a place of solitude and regeneration. Our mission is to provide a wide range of practices drawn from ancient wisdom, for all levels of interest, in order to cultivate physical and emotional wellbeing in the greatest number of people. Our programs range from traditional teachings by very high Buddhist lamas to yoga and qi gong to more secular mindfulness-based programs. People also join us on personal retreat. With room for about 30 guests, the experience is always quite intimate, and guests, volunteers and staff mix freely. Nearby hiking trails provide opportunities for downtime exploration.

With only four in full-time staff, the Dharmakaya Center is largely run by volunteers (me, for instance). Volunteers work as a team, and are treated as family. The number of longstanding and repeat volunteers we receive speaks to the power of their experience with us.

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5.0

France

5

I wish to thanks each person volunteers and working for the Dharmakaya staff .

each person brings me something special. each person was so great and with human quality.

this experience will stay in my heart all my life.
by the way the Dhrmakaya yoga and meditation practicing is just super amazing.

one more thanks for this small month 🙏 🤎

14 days ago


Trevania replied

Michel, we were so honored for you to choose us on your quest to learn more about wellness centers--and so appreciative of all you brought as a member of our team. Your willingness in all situations was fantastic. We hope you come see us again very soon.

Chile

5

Thank you for the amazing experience in Dharmakaya 🤍 I’ll definitely be back soon! The amazing team work that the volunteers create is what makes the differences 🫶🏼.
The center needs a manager and need to improve in many ways. But I know it will get better and better with time, love and respect.
It’s a lot of work in the weekends (for the way they split the tasks because is not difficult, it just feels like you work all the time cuz you are always around fixing stuff).
I’m leaving with new memories, new friends and many points of view about life. Loved every single day of my stay. Xoxo

about 2 months ago


Trevania replied

Maite, you are such a fabulous volunteer—always kind and always willing. Thank you for your time with us, and also for helping us continue to improve our processes. We look forward to your return very soon!

United States

5

Dharmakaya was such a wonderful place! I made such wonderful friendships in my month here, got to meet people from all over the world, and I got to experience many different types of yoga/meditation/mindfulness. Organization and leadership could be improved in a few areas, but they know this and are working on it! You'll meet some beautiful souls here and see some lovely mountains

2 months ago


Trevania replied

Emma, again, thank you for all you did for us—and for helping make this such a special time at Dharmakaya.

Peru

5

Dharmakaya was one of the best experiences that I’ve ever had. The people were amazing, they all were so kind. I loved tranquility of the place, and the food was really good. Thanks Trevania, Frank and Patterson for alowing me to stay in this wonderful place! I really enjoyed my stay🤗

2 months ago


Trevania replied

Thank you, Maria, both for these kind words and for all your help. We hope you will find a time to come back and be with us again.

Mexico

5

First and foremost, I would like thank Trevania and Frank for allowing me to live this amazing experience.Not only did I enjoy this place , but I also met incredible people. I highly recommend applying for this program. THANKS A LOT! :)

3 months ago


Trevania replied

We were thrilled to have you with us—your willingness and enthusiasm made the whole Center a better place. And I'm so glad we were able to introduce you to snow, as promised! We are glad you will be back soon—and hope it will be often!


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