Summer Dathun 2013
with Allyn Lyon
July 24 / 6:00 AM - August 21 / 6:00 AM
Dathun is a month long group meditation retreat for people who are interested in furthering their meditation practice.
Our program will include individual meditation instruction, guided meditations to deepen our shamatha practice, and contemplative meditation to develop insight and open our hearts to compassion.
NOTE: To learn more about dathun, read these Shambhala Times articles.
Register for the entire Dathun or a Weekthun
The dathun is a month-long journey to deepen in the practice of meditation. If you have not attended a week or more of dathun previously, please register for week I or week II. If you have a situation that requires an exception to the guidelines below, we can arrange for you to discuss this with the program directors:
If you wish to enter in the Weekthun I, you feel inspired to do an intensive group retreat. If you already have a meditation practice, that is a good foundation.
If you wish to enter in the Weekthun II, it is suggested that you have already completed some Shambhala Training Levels or attended other meditation programs.
If you wish to enter the Weekthun III, it is suggested that you have already completed at least one weekthun and are already familiar with oryoki.
To register, please use the corresponding links below:
Monthlong Dathun: July 24 – August 21
Weekthun I: July 24 – 31
Weekthun II: July 31 – August 7
Weekthun III: August 7 – 14
Weekthuns I and II: July 24 – August 7
Weekthuns II and III: July 31 – August 14
Weekthüns III and IV: August 7 – August 21
Due to restrictions on water usage at Shambhala Mountain Center, the laundry for participants attending the Dathün will be done professionally off site. Laundry service is for those who will be attending two weeks or more, and costs $20 per week plus a one-time fee of $5, which will be due when you check in on your arrival date.
Partial scholarships are available.To apply, please check the Financial Aid Option when you register. You will be directed to the application page at the end of your registration process.
Payment and Cancellation Policy
Please review our Rates, Payments, and Cancellation policy.