Shastri Samten Kobelt
December 27, 2013–January 3, 2014
“Whether we sit for a month or a week, coming to a Dathun is a profound step. We have heard about peace, strength of mind, and enlightenment. During Dathun, we discover what these elements are, we see that they are innate, and we learn to bring them into our experience.”
— Sakyong, Mipham Rinpoche
Dathun, Tibetan for “moon session,” is an intensive group meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness. Composed of four weekly segments called “Weekthuns,” this month-long retreat allows participants to attend anywhere from one week up to the full Dathun. Through this immersive program, the practice of meditation goes beyond the cushion, with every aspect of daily life becoming a practice of wakefulness and an opportunity to make better friends with ourselves an our world.
If you have not attended a week or more of Dathun previously, please register for week I or week II.
Shastri Samten A. Kobelt is senior teacher in the Shambhala Tradition. Born in Switzerland, he first met the dharma in Switzerland in 1984, reading a book by the Druk Sakyong, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. He attended Naropa University in the same year and started his meditation path with Shambhala Training in Boulder. He began teaching in the early 1990s in Europe, and has continued to deepen his training by living and teaching at Karme Choling, Shambhala Mountain Center and most recently, as a Shastri in Boulder, Colorado. He has taught Shambhala and Buddhism as well as Qigong and Contemplative Dance in many places, including the US, Europe and Australia/New Zealand.
Financial aid is available for this program.