Summer Dathun: A Month Long Meditation Retreat
Acharya Allyn Lyon
July 24–August 21, 2013
Our program will include individual meditation instruction, guided meditations to deepen our shamatha practice, and contemplative meditation to develop insight and open our hearts to compassion.
NOTE: To learn more about dathun, read these Shambhala Times articles.
Register for the entire Dathun or a Weekthun
The Dathun is a month-long journey to deepen in the practice of meditation. If you have not attended a week or more of dathun previously, please register for week I or week II. If you have a situation that requires an exception to the guidelines below, we can arrange for you to discuss this with the program directors:
If you wish to enter in the Weekthun I, you feel inspired to do an intensive group retreat. If you already have a meditation practice, that is a good foundation.
If you wish to enter in the Weekthun II, it is suggested that you have already completed some Shambhala Training Levels or attended other meditation programs.
If you wish to enter the Weekthun III, it is suggested that you have already completed at least one weekthun and are already familiar with oryoki.
To register, please use the corresponding links below:
Due to restrictions on water usage at Shambhala Mountain Center, the laundry for participants attending the Dathun will be done professionally off site. Laundry service is for those who will be attending two weeks or more, and costs $20 per week plus a one-time fee of $5, which will be due when you check in on your arrival date.
Partial scholarships are available.To apply, please check the Financial Aid Option when you register. You will be directed to the application page at the end of your registration process.
Payment and Cancellation Policy
Please review our Rates, Payments, and Cancellation policy.
Acharya Allyn Lyon is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. She has served as director of Shambhala Mountain Center and has taught at Vajradhatu Seminary. Allyn has traveled and taught extensively in Europe, the U.S. and Mexico, as well as at Naropa University. She currently serves as resident acharya in both Tepotzlan, Mexico and Los Angeles, California. Allyn is known for the clarity and directness of her teaching and for her irreverent sense of humor.
Financial aid is available for this program.