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.
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.
Participants may attend at minimum one week of the Dathün (called a weekthün). Weekthün participants who have not previously attended a dathün should plan to come for the first week.
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