Program Details

Summer Dathun: A Month-long Meditation Retreat


with Allyn Lyon
July 23 / 7:00 PM - August 20 / 12:00 PM

Summer Dathun: A Month-long Meditation Retreat


July 23- August 20, 2014


To learn more and to register, please click here


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.


Join senior teacher Acharya Allyn Lyon this summer for an intensive meditation retreat.  Acharaya Allyn Lyon, a former director of Shambhala Mountain Center who is  is known for the clarity and directness of her teaching and for her irreverent sense of humor.


Attend a Weekthun 


Dathun can be experienced as a whole month or in weekly Weekthun segments. There are many benefits to each choice.


If you are interested in reading more about the individual Weekthuns, please click here.


Arrival and Departure Information


Registration for this program takes place from 10 am to 4 pm on  the program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. This program will end with breakfast on the last day. 


Special Offer


To make this program as accessible as possible, we are offering a special subsidized rate of $60 per night rate for shared dorm accommodations. This includes both lodging and meals. (This option is available on the program registration page and cannot be combined with other discounts or financial aid.)


Naropa Students


Please use the discount code Naropa20 to receive your Naropa student discount. (Discount applies to housing and meals for the full month Dathun program only.)

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