Shastri Holly Gayley

Shastri Holly Gayley

Shastri Holly Gayley teaches courses on Buddhism in the Religious Studies department at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She has been a practitioner of meditation in the Shambhala community since 1992 and regularly presents meditation to groups on college campuses. Holly has frequently traveled to Eastern Tibet for her research on contemporary Buddhist movements.

Upcoming Programs by Shastri Holly Gayley

Meditating

Winter Dathun: A Month-long Meditation Retreat

Also Shastri Ben Hines

December 13, 2014–January 10, 2015

Meditate for a week or the full month of Dathun. 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. Composed of four weekly segments called “Weekthuns,” this month-long retreat allows participants to attend anywhere from one week up [...]

PeopleMeditating

Winter Weekthun: A Week-long Meditation Retreat

Also Shastri Ben Hines

December 13, 2014–January 10, 2015

“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, [...]

Meditating

Winter Dathun: A Month-long Meditation Retreat

Also Shastri Ben Hines

December 13, 2014–January 10, 2015

The 2014 winter dathün focuses on empowering our lives through the practice of meditation. We explore facets of mindfulness and awareness and also introduce Shambhala Meditation. These practices help to increase our appreciation of the sense perceptions and the natural world around us. Relaxing into our physicality, we are invited to feel the simplicity of [...]

Weekthun III and IV

Also Shastri Ben Hines

December 27, 2014–January 10, 2015