Nestled right into a hillside within the village of Cragsmoor, Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing is a retreat web site based within the fashionable utility of the traditional Buddhist rules. The 90-acre campus, with its woods and open fields, provides a peace setting for reflection, meditation, yoga, and therapeutic.
Below Dharmakaya founder and Tibetan Buddhist lama Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche, the middle’s programming is designed to fulfill particular person college students wherever they’re of their journeys, with intensives and workshops in areas like spirituality and meditation, yoga and motion, well being and diet, and artwork and tradition.
As a part of programming designed to help folks by the pandemic, this July 16-18, Dharmakaya will host a Soul Spa Wellness weekend for 12 BIPOC leaders from the Hudson Valley. Communities of coloration have been particularly exhausting hit by the pandemic, from each a well being and monetary perspective. The stress and psychological toll of COVID coincided with a particularly tumultuous 12 months of police brutality, systemic racism, and ongoing protests. Designed by Reverend Therese Bimka, LCSW, a Hudson Valley and Brooklyn-based psychotherapist who makes a speciality of trauma, Soul Spa is particularly tailor-made to create a therapeutic house for BIPOC group leaders that led the cost in responding to the previous 12 months’s crises.
Led by 4 famend BIPOC academics, the retreat will give attention to figuring out stress components that affect therapeutic, activism, and repair work; cultivating psychological, religious, and emotional wellbeing; and creating sustainable self-care methods. Along with the classes on wellness and artwork, contributors will be capable of spend time in nature on the Dharmakaya campus, ebook holistic well being therapies, and revel in vegetarian meals.
The academics for this occasion are Iya Rev. DeShannon Barnes-Bowens, Abigail “Ifatola” Jefferson, ArinMaya, Ben Brown, and Rev. Therese Bimka. The occasion is co-sponsored by the Dharmakaya Heart for Wellbeing, the Hudson Valley Guild of Mental Health Professionals, and the Holistic Health Community in collaboration with the Morty and Gloria Wolosoff Foundation.
This system is freed from cost however requires an utility, due by Friday, Might 14. To use, ship an email to Rev. Therese Bimka with:
1) Particulars in your group or organizational position
2) The way you or these you serve have been impacted by COVID and
3) Why participation on this retreat is vital for you
4) The way you heard about this providing.
Soul Spa Wellness weekend will run from July 16-18 on the Dharmakaya Campus in Cragsmoor, NY.