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Winter Dathun 2013
with Samten Kobelt
December 13 / 5:00 PM - January 10 / 12:00 PM
Dathun, Tibetan for “moon session,” is an intensive group meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness. Composed of four weekly segments called “Weekthuns,” this month-long retreat allows participants to attend anywhere from one week up to the full Dathun. Through this immersive program, the practice of meditation goes beyond the cushion, with every aspect of daily life becoming a practice of wakefulness and an opportunity to make better friends with ourselves and our world.
Nestled high in the Colorado Rockies in a serene 600-acre valley surrounded by rocky peaks, pine and aspen forests, Shambhala Mountain Center provides an inspiring, safe and supportive container for fully immersing yourself in meditation.
Every day of Dathun is full of traditional practices carefully designed to cultivate mindfulness-awareness. There will be one-on-one meditation instruction and guided meditations to deepen shamatha (“peaceful abiding” meditation), contemplative practices to nurture insight and open-heartedness, daily talks from a senior teacher to enrich wisdom, instruction in the Japanese Zen ritual of Oryoki for mindful eating and walks through the beautiful terrain of the Colorado Rocky Mountains to practice meditation in action.