Program Details

Shamatha Weekthun (Berkeley)

with Sandra Ladley
August 17 / 9:00 AM - August 23 / 7:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE: This Program will be held at the Berkeley Shambhala Center.

The practice of sitting meditation slows our torrent of thoughts and distractions and uncovers the stable, clear and potent quality of our mind. Adapted from the month-long Shambhala dathun, the city weekthun is an opportunity for us to connect deeply with meditation while relating it directly with our regular life. Beginners and seasoned meditators, as well as meditation practitioners of any silent tradition, are all welcome.

The week will include meetings with meditation instructors, short talks, contemplative lunches, and plenty of time to let your mind rest from the hectic pace of life. Full participation in the program will count toward the dathun requirement for Enlightened Society Assembly. Two consecutive sessions per day can be counted as the requirement for Shambhala Guides. To receive credit toward your dathun you must register for this program and attend all three sessions all seven days.

Practitioners of all levels are invited to join in this week of spacious mind, for the entire week or one or more full days. Please, no partial days.

Please register by Friday, August 2nd so we can arrange staff. Registration is on the Berkeley Shambhala Center website.

Daily Schedule
9:00 AM - !2:00 PM Morning chants and meditation
Noon - 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 - 4:30 PM Meditation
4:30 - 5:00 PM Tea
5:00 - 7:00 PM Meditation and closing chants

The Berkeley Shambhala Center is charging $450 for the program, but if you are unable to pay the full amount, please register and then contact Megan Murphy, to arrange work study and make special financial arrangements. Becoming a Patron by paying $600 funds scholarships for those who would otherwise not be able to attend.


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