Program Details

Fall Dathün: A Month of Meditation


with Janet Romaine
October 10 / 12:00 AM - November 7 / 12:00 AM


"It feels that my practice has taken on new meaning. After five years of practice, I feel like I'm starting fresh."

-2009 Winter Dathün participant



"I learned that there is a ton to learn."

-2009 Winter Dathün participant



Dathün (Tibetan for "month session") is a one-month group meditation retreat, and one of the most important training programs in the Shambhala tradition. The program is open to anyone and is a very powerful introduction to and deepening of mindfulness-awareness meditation.



Each day consists of periods of sitting and walking meditation, Buddhist chants, talks, and a short work session. Silence and functional speech are observed. Meals are served oryoki-style, from the Zen monastic tradition. Each participant will regularly receive individual meditation instruction.



This dathün will have a particular focus on developing maitri, or loving-kindness, as a way to accommodate the energies and experiences of the mind.



Participants may attend at minimum one week of the Dathün, called a weekthün. If you have not previously attended a Dathün or Weekthün, we recommend you attend the first week or first two weeks of Dathün.



Shrine room floor accommodations are included in the Dathün price.

Go to Karme Choling's website