East Coast Retreat

Chris Crotty, JoAnna Harper, Vinny Ferraro, and yoga with Leslie Booker

Sunday, Aug 20, 3:00 pm  – Sunday, Aug 27, noon (seven nights)

Dharma Drum Retreat Center, Pine Bush, NY
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$685 – 1,085 (sliding scale).  Anything you pay above the lowest amount on the sliding scale will support help to support our scholarship program and is tax-deductible.  All rooms are single rooms with shared bathrooms.

Limited scholarships available for a minimum of $385.  We currently have limited scholarship funds available and may not be able to support all who need a scholarship to attend. Please consider making payment arrangements if you need support to attend the retreat. If you are interested, please contact us. Download the forms to apply for a scholarship.

The teachers and staff (cooks and retreat manager) are offering their services on a dana basis and you will be given the opportunity to offer dana for them at the end of the retreat. Please feel free to write if you have any additional questions about this.

If you would like to make a donation to the Scholarship Fund, please CLICK HERE and indicate it is for the East Coast Retreat at Dharma Drum. You can also indicate if the donation is for a specific person or sangha.

This retreat is eligible for the following Hemera Fellowships.  Click on the link for more information:


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At this Insight Meditation retreat, we focus our attention on breath, body, heart and mind.  The instructions will be based on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, in combination with exercises in lovingkindness and compassion.  Each day will include periods of sitting and walking meditation,  dharma talks and interviews.

This retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced dharma students.