ONLINE: Four Foundations of Mindfulness — A Weeklong Retreat

with Acharya Dan Hessey

June 19 - 25

Registration for this program is now closed.

This week of intensive sitting meditation is centered on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness:

  • Mindfulness of Body
  • Mindfulness of Life
  • Mindfulness of Effort
  • Mindfulness of Mind

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness is a meditative framework for investigating the intimate texture of our moment-to-moment experience. It helps us develop deeper insight into egolessness and the confidence to relax our mind in vipashyana awareness.

This program is designed to meet the needs of new meditation practitioners, as well as deepen the understanding and experience of more seasoned practitioners. Participants will be guided and coached in creating a good meditative environment at home to support their practice during the week.

During the week long retreat participants will engage in:

  • Sitting and walking meditation
  • Individual meditation instructor interviews
  • Daily dharma talks
  • Daily Chants
  • Group discussions with other online participants and our in-house participants

This program can be taken as a stand-alone class OR as part of the three month study series, Unmasking the Three Lords of Materialism. If you have registered for the full three month series, you are already registered for this retreat and do not need to re-register.

Tibetan Singing Bowl

Retreat Schedule:

  • Day 1  Saturday, June 19: 
    The Zoom room will be open beginning at 8:45am EDT. Please arrive early to check your connection and let us help troubleshoot any technical difficulties. On this first day, the retreat starts at 9am EDT and ends about 6:30pm EDT, with breaks throughout the day.
  • Day 2 - 7  June 20-25th:
    The retreat goes from 7am - 12:30pm EDT with optional afternoon & evening sessions available.
Participants may attend for the weekend only or the full 7-day retreat.

Registration Deadline

Because of the nature and logistics of online programming — including ensuring that you have the proper links, materials and schedules — the deadline to register for this program is 48 hours before it begins.

  • Please note: The inclusion of accommodations and/or meals does not apply to ONLINE classes. 



Karmê Chöling values its commitment to making programs affordable and available to all who wish to study with us. To support this commitment we provide two program price options.

This is the actual price of the program.

We offer this discounted price to those who cannot afford the full price of the program. This price is made possible through the generosity of Karmê Chöling and our donors

Payment Policies:
Karmê Chöling has updated its payment policies. The new policies apply to all programs that start after January 1, 2019. Please read the payment policies before proceeding with registration.

Financial Aid:
Karmê Chöling offers full-time student discounts, scholarships and other financial aid.

Program Credit:
If using existing program credit to pay for a program, you must pre-register for this program at least two weeks prior to the program start date by calling the front desk (802-633-2384 x3000). Program credit may not be used to pay for housing or practice materials and may not be used on or after arrival day.

Please Note:
Price includes meals and basic accommodations on the shrine room floor.

Online registration is not currently open.


About Acharya Dan Hessey

Daniel Hessey has been a student of Shambhala Buddhism for nearly forty-five years. He served as Executive Director of Shambhala Mountain Center from 1985-92. He has taught Shambhala Buddhism throughout the United States, as well as Mexico, Australia, and Chile. He recently served four years as resident acharya at SMC.

Dan is on the founding board of The Beanstalk Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to supporting grassroots social entrepreneurs based in Denver, Colorado. Over the last twenty years he has translated and written a commentary on the Yijing (I Ching) from the Chinese into English. It was published as Enlightened Society, a Shambhala Buddhist reading of the Yijing this year.

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