Program Details

Summer Dathün Meditation Retreat

with Yeshe Fuchs
September 14 / 7:00 PM - September 29 / 6:00 AM

Meditation retreat (2 weeks)

Freeing ourselves from old habits and fears. Deepen your connection to your meditation practice and open your heart. Dathün, Tibetan for ’moon session,’ is an intense  - usually one-month - group meditation retreat, a powerful and transformative time for oneself.

This programme is an introduction to and deepening of mindfulness-awareness meditation. Each day includes periods of sitting and walking meditation, chants, talks, body disciplines, and a short work session. Participants receive individual meditation instruction regularly throughout the retreat. We will observe the practices of silence and functional speech to support meditation practice. Meals are served oryoki-style, from the Zen monastic tradition of eating as practice.

This programme is suitable for relative newcomers as well as experienced students who wish to engage in a period of intensive practice, away from the distractions and business of their everyday lives.


Read more about "Why we do a Dathün".

Read more about a Dathün's schedule here.


This programme is taught in English. Translation into French, German, Spanish and other languages is possible without additional costs. In case you require translation please register as early as possible to allow us to organize an interpreter. Thank you.

It is also possible to come for the very first week (September 14-22) only. In this case please note during the registration process, that you would like to attend for the first week.

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