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 two 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.
I really loved this experience! Dharmakaya welcomed us as a family to fourty days. Peter always very kind, since the first contact by email. Helmut always very organized with tasks, planned the days so well that we made each task with large smile. Emy and the other volunteers always very patient helped us a lot to practice our English. A place to silence the mind and contemplate nature, was a great load of good energy for our long trip! Thank you Dharmakaya family, we will be back someday!
over 1 year ago