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.

Indicates Program with Prerequisites

March

March 9 - 17

Weekthün: A Week of Meditation

with Rupa Acharya Suzann Duquette and Shastri 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 7 - May 7

Dathün: 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.

April 7 - 15

Weekthün (Dathün: Week 1)

with Acharya William McKeever and Shastri Calryn Aston

April 7 - 22

Half-Dathün: (Dathün: Weeks 1-2)

with Acharya William McKeever and Shastri Calryn Aston

April 22 - May 7

Half-Dathün (Dathün: Weeks 3 & 4) *

with Acharya William McKeever and Shastri Calryn Aston

June

June 22 - July 21

Dathün: A Month of Meditation

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson
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.

July 7 - 21

Half-Dathün (Dathün: Weeks 3-4) *

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

September

September 26 - October 11

Half-Dathün: Two Weeks of Meditation

with Shastri Shelley Heinz and Shastri Gary Heinz
Open to everyone! Expand your understanding of your mind, emotions, and heart in this in-depth meditation retreat. Attendance of both weeks is required.

November

November 15 - 23

Weekthün: A Week of Meditation

with Shastri Bill Brauer
Open to everyone - beginners to advanced practitioners! Expand your understanding of your mind, emotions, and heart in this deep meditation retreat.