Program Details

Snow Lion Half Dathun

with Gaylon Ferguson & Arawana Hayashi
December 27 / 7:30 PM - January 10 / 10:00 AM

Snow lions delight in crisp mountain air. They frolic and play in an atmosphere of basic splendidness enjoying freshness on the spot.  Synchronizing body and mind, they radiate an unconditional healthiness that includes illness and health, life and death. Please join us for an end-of-the-year beginning-of-the-year retreat practice of Shambhala meditation, the felt personal experience of basic goodness and enlightened society. 

In addition to daily meditation practice, participants listen to talks, have conversations about their practice, and can have individual meetings with meditation teachers.  Some of the days will be in silence. Participants have an opportunity to practice oryoki, a traditional Zen-buddhist meal practice. There will be time to walk outdoors and enjoy the quiet and peaceful quality of Sky Lake.

This two week program is open to all, beginning and experienced meditators. It is also possible to take just one week, for 1/2 the price listed, please note 1st , 2nd, or both weeks in registration "notes". 


The program price includes all meals.

Shrine room lodging is available: $1540/2wk, $770/1wk with all meals and tuition.

Lodging prices listed are for shared rooms.  Single rooms are rarely available for Sky Lake programs.  When available, the cost is $120/weekend night and $95/weekday night added to the commuter rate posted.

Saturday, January 10th, is departure/travel day.


  • Deposits and payments are refundable up to two weeks prior to the program start date, minus a $25 cancellation fee.

  • After the two week deadline, Sky Lake will deduct a $35 cancellation fee and retain the rest of your deposit as credit towards another program to be used within a year of the date of the program. Any payments over the deposit will be refunded.

No refunds or credits are given for cancellations after 48 hours prior the beginning of the program.

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