Program Details

Dathün: A Month of Meditation


with Cara Thornley
October 2 / 12:00 AM - October 31 / 12:00 AM


Dathün (Tibetan for "month session") is a one-month group meditation retreat, and one of the most important training programs in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. The program is open to anyone and is a very powerful introduction to and deepening of mindfulness-awareness meditation which provides a path for individuals to explore what it means to be human in everyday life.




"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




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.  Program meets the requirements for the Shambhala Buddhist path.



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 of Dathün.



Shrine room floor accommodations are included in the Dathün price.

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