Dathüns and Weekthüns


Dathüns and weekthüns are in-depth retreats and a powerful introduction to and deepening of mindfulness-awareness meditation. They are offered multiple times throughout the year as one-week, two-week or month-long group retreats.

During these programs, the practice of mindfulness goes beyond sitting on a mediation cushion; every aspect of daily life becomes part of the mindful discipline of rediscovering the present moment and our own hearts and minds.

Each day consists of a full schedule of sitting and walking meditation, Buddhist chants, talks, contemplative meals and a short work session. Silence and functional speech are observed.  The simplicity of the daily routine provides a welcome alternative to a world of speed and multi-tasking and, bit by bit, we become friends with the present moment.

Read about a participant’s experience sitting for a month of meditation at Karmê Chöling.

Indicates Program with Prerequisites

January

January 6 - February 5, 2019

Dathun: A Month of Meditation

with Acharya William McKeever and Shastri Calryn Aston
Open to everyone! Expand your understanding of your mind, emotions, and heart in this in-depth meditation retreat. Attend one, two, or all four weeks.

January 6 - 14, 2019

Weekthun (Dathun: Week 1)

with Acharya William McKeever and Shastri Calryn Aston

January 6 - 21, 2019

Half-Dathun (Dathun: Weeks 1-2)

with Acharya William McKeever and Shastri Calryn Aston

January 21 - February 5, 2019

Half-Dathun (Dathun: Weeks 3-4) *

with Acharya William McKeever and Shastri Calryn Aston

March

March 15 - 23, 2019

Weekthun: A Week of Meditation

with Acharya Suzann Duquette and Ethan Nichtern
with Rupa Acharya Suzann Duquette and Ethan Nichtern Open to everyone! Learn to understand your mind and emotions with this in-depth introduction to mindfulness-awareness meditation and Shambhala Meditation.

April

April 19 - May 4, 2019

Half Dathun: Two Weeks of Meditation

with Cara Thornley and Caroline DeMaio
Open to everyone! Expand your understanding of your mind, emotions, and heart in this in-depth meditation retreat. Attend the first week, or the full two weeks

April 19 - 27, 2019

Weekthun (Half-Dathun: Week 1)

with Cara Thornley and Caroline DeMaio

June

June 28 - July 28, 2019

Summer Arts Dathun: A Month of Meditation

with Lance Brunner
Open to everyone! Expand your understanding of your mind, emotions, and heart in this in-depth meditation retreat. Attend one, two, or all four weeks.

June 28 - July 6, 2019

Summer Arts Dathun: Week 1

with Lance Brunner

June 28 - July 13, 2019

Summer Arts Half-Dathun (Dathun: Weeks 1-2)

with Lance Brunner