vision of creativity

won dharma center
claverack, new york

Sept 13-16, 2024

hosted by Kim Dwyer along with guest teachers, Kathleen picardi & Christine cunning for a long weekend retreatment.

Creativity is our birthright. And you want to know what keeps us from knowing and realizing this? Time. We need to have time to drop everything and retreat. Retreat can help us to see our accumulated habits and ways of being. Often during retreat life choices – including creativity – reveal themselves and we can leave with a renewed sense of clarity and direction. During retreat all of our needs are taken care of and all we have to do is surrender to this experience, in the most beautiful meditation center. 

the center has 426 acres of fields of goldenrods and wild flowers, and hiking trails. the 2 retreat houses are built in the korean tradition of simplicity and with a courtyard in the center. all meals are farm to table and local, vegetarian with a korean influence and prepared for us by the ministers. you will be supported during retreat by kim, kathleen and christine. we will offer a variety of meditation, yoga, creative inquiry, journaling, hiking to choose from or maybe what you need is taking a nap with a nice book. rooms include single, double or quad. all meals and classes are included.

pricing includes

farm to table meals
yoga classes, meditation and creative supplies
coffee and tea
free time for exploring, journaling and rest

not included:
acupuncture and massage available

zen Accommodations

single occupancy = $1300

double occupancy = $940 per person

quad occupancy = $695

$500 non refundable deposit to reserve space;

 50% balance due on june 1, and final payment due july 1

Single room

15 singles

Double room

10 doubles

Quad room

5 Quads

itinerary coming soon...

Day 1
Arrival Day
1pm ~ opening circle
3pm ~ late lunch @ Green is Good; explore town, shopping, pier and beach.  
6pm ~ family dinner @ The Inn
8pm ~ full moon circle ceremony  

Day 2
7:30am ~ breathwork/meditation
8am ~ morning movement; pilates mat
9am ~ breakfast
10am ~ surfing/paddleboard, coastal hike – Coxos Trail, or the beach
1pm ~ lunch @ The Inn
2pm ~ leisure time, or visit to Obidos (Medieval Village) or Sumedharama (Buddhist Temple)
7pm ~ dinner @  Canastra

Day 3
Day Trip to Sintra
7:00am ~ breathwork/meditation
7:30am ~ morning movement; yoga
9am ~ depart for Sintra, coffee, breakfast & lunch in Sintra
📍 Stop 1: Quinta da Regaleira
📍 Stop 2: Castelo dos Mouros
📍 Stop 3: Pena Palace

Day 4
7:30am ~ breathwork/meditation
8am ~ morning movement; method
9am ~ breakfast
9/10am ~ leisure time, breakfast out ~ acai bowls & matchas ~ explore town … surf is always an option
1pm ~ lunch TBD
2pm ~ activity choice:
shuttle to Mafra, picnic, mountain bike tour back to town OR bike tour, picnic, tastings at boutique Winery, shuttle back to the inn
7pm ~ Dinner @  Tik Tak

Day 5
7:30am ~ breathwork/meditation
8am ~ morning movement; yoga
9am ~ breakfast
10am ~ beach hike along Caminos de Poesia
1pm ~ lunch @ The Inn
2pm ~ trip to local markets, vintage shops
7pm ~ Cooking Masterclass with our own Hannah McKittrick @ The Inn

Day 6
farewells and departure

food: breakfast daily @ The Inn, lunch and dinner (some out in town)  
fitness: 2 daily practices will be available morning and evening, along with daily morning meditation
activities: day trip to Sintra +  two activities (choices on some days) + master cooking class 


let your creativity
reveal itself