Program Details

Winter Weekthun Retreat - ENTIRE WEEK

with David Stone
December 26 / 10:30 AM - January 1 / 3:30 PM

NOTE:  there is a $50 deposit required to register for this event.  The deposit will not be refundable after Dec 15th.

Weekthun: A weekthun is a week long meditation retreat. In this retreat, we will explore the practice of shamatha, or calm abiding meditation, to settle our minds.  We will work with tonglen, the practice of exchanging self for others, and contemplation practice to develop compassion and appreciation for our lives.  We will have short talks and discussions to deepen our understanding of these practices.  This program is appropriate for both new and experienced meditators.  

Together we will create a retreat environment that includes daily practice (9am-8pm), noble silence, simple group meals, and rota (participation in food prep, clean-up and other tasks).

Participation in the entire week counts toward one week of dathun and fulfills a portion of group practice requirements for Sutrayana Seminary, and Shambhala Guide Training.

The total cost of the program, including lunch and dinner is $325, $275 for members and $200 for students. For those not attending the entire retreat the cost is $50 per day.

To register for the daily rate, click here and indicates which day/days you will be attending in the notes section


For those wishing to attend from out of town, the Chicago center is willing to provide assistance with lodging.  If you need lodging, email us at



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