with Acharya Suzann Duquette and Hope Martin (Oct 21 - 27)
October 12 - November 11, 2012
"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
This retreat, open to anyone, is a powerful introduction to and deepening of mindfulness-awareness meditation. The Fall Dathün will focus on developing maitri, or loving-kindness, and basic goodness as powerful and direct ways to make friends with ourselves and accommodate the energies and experiences of our minds, hearts, and lives.
To complement these teachings, the retreat will also offer body disciplines, including warrior exercises (lujong), qigong and Shambhala yoga.
Each day includes periods of sitting and walking meditation, chants, talks, body disciplines, and a short work session. Participants receive individual meditation instruction regularly throughout the retreat. Participants and staff observe the practices of silence and functional speech to support meditation practice. Meals are served oryoki-style, from the Zen monastic tradition of eating as practice.
Participants may attend, at minimum, two weeks of the dathün, either the first two weeks or the second two weeks. If you have not previously attended a dathün or weekthün, please plan to attend, at least, the first and second week of dathün.
If you are attending the first two weeks only, arrival is on October 12 and departure is on October 27.
If you are attending the last two weeks only, arrival is on October 27 and departure is on November 11.
If you have questions about program content or schedule, please contact Kim Robinson at email@example.com
Shrine room floor accommodations are included in the dathün price.
Karmê Chöling offers 2 price options for this program.
Please choose the option that works best for you.
Full Program Fee: $2234
This price covers Karmê Chöling's actual operational cost for the program. By choosing to pay this price, you extend your generosity to Karmê Chöling and the other participants. Thanks to you, we can make more scholarships available and continue to enrich Karmê Chöling.
Discounted Program Fee: $1450
This price reflects Karmê Chöling's commitment to keeping programs affordable. The operational costs for this program not covered by program fees come from donations.
Price includes meals and basic accommodations on the shrine room floor.
It is traditional for students to offer a monetary gift to the teacher in appreciation for receiving the teachings, and in recognition of the years of training and understanding the teacher has cultivated. There will be an opportunity to offer a teaching gift at the program.
Scholarship and Financial Aid resources are available to make dharma accessible to people in all circumstances. We offer different ways for overcoming financial obstacles here.
Online registration is not currently open.
For information on registration, pricing, childcare, transportation and other issues, see our Frequently Asked Questions.
About Acharya Suzann Duquette
Suzann Duquette became a student of Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche in 1974, and has taught in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition for more than 30 years. She is former co-director of Karmê Chöling, where she now serves as Resident Acharya (Senior Teacher) and core faculty for Karmê Chöling’s Mukpo Institute. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has also appointed her to the position of Rupa Acharya. In this post, she is responsible for strengthening and furthering the Shambhala lineage in the areas of sacred ceremonial and liturgical forms. Acharya Duquette respects the power of body awareness in manifesting what we learn conceptually, and emphasizes body discipline training in her teaching. She is a Qigong instructor in the lineage of Eva Wong. She lives with her husband, Jan, in Barnet, where they run Blue Skies Guesthouse, a local B&B.
About Hope Martin
Hope Martin has taught the Alexander Technique for 25 years in the United States and abroad. She maintains a lively private practice, trains Alexander teachers at the American Center for the Alexander Technique and operates Hope Martin Studio in New York City. Hope recently completed a two-year training in Focusing. She is a meditation instructor and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition.