Zoomless Half Dathun

January 31 - February 14, 2022

Join the Karme Choling Household for two weeks of practice in the Main Shrine Room as we deepen our familiarity with mindfulness-awareness meditation. The Half-Dathün will not be televised.

Participants must arrive on or before Jan. 17 to settle into the rhythm of the Karme Choling community and will begin the half-dathun itself on Jan. 31. Housing is limited, so to ensure a room in the Main House register early by contacting Guest Services at info@karmecholing.org.

All participants must comply with our COVID policy, which requires being fully vaccinated, testing before/upon arrival, and masking for the first 72 hours in common areas. Our COVID policy is updated frequently in response to the changing situation, so please check back for updates as the retreat approaches.

This half-dathun will be Zoom-free, experienced live and in-person without computer screens.

Dathüns explore the Shambhala principle of basic goodness -- that we are all, at the core, worthy and complete. Learning this principle is a journey whereby we make friends with who we are and draw out our inherent fearlessness.

From this point of view, meditation is not a tool to fix ourselves or improve our abilities. Rather, it is a direct path to connecting with our fundamental wisdom.

As the daily meditation practice and routine of this retreat unfolds, we will discover an atmosphere in which we can trust in the experience of truly feeling ourselves, the natural world, and human society.

Practice Includes

  • Sitting and walking meditation
  • Individual meditation instruction
  • Talks by a senior teacher
  • Study periods
  • Silence practice

Sample Schedule

7 a.m.: Early Morning Practice Session
8 a.m.: Contemplative Breakfast
9 a.m. Morning Practice Session
12:30 p.m.: Contemplative Lunch
1:30 p.m.: Work Period
3 p.m.: Afternoon Practice Session
4 p.m.: Tea Break
4:30 p.m. Late Afternoon Practice Session
6 p.m.: Contemplative Dinner
7 p.m.: Evening Practice Session
9 p.m. End of Day


The deadline to register is 2 p.m. Jan. 14. Housing is limited, so to ensure a room in the Main House register early.


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

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

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.

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