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Half-Dathün (Dathün: Weeks 3-4)
October 16 / 12:00 AM - October 31 / 12:00 AM
This program is a two week-long group meditation retreat, and is one of the most important training programs in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Weeks three and four of the Dathün are open to people who have completed at least a weekthün. Those who have not completed a weekthün but who have experience with meditation, wishing to attend only weeks three and four of the program, can contact the programs department to discuss eligibility. The core daily practice of a dathün consists of alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation with time for talks, study, and a short work period.
Silence and functional speech are observed. Meals will be taken in the zen monastic style of oryoki. Each participant will regularly receive individual meditation instruction.
Please plan to arrive before 6:30pm on October 16th and October 31st is a departure day.