Meditate for a week or the full month of Dathun
a retreat in the Colorado Rocky Mountains
Weekthun is an intensive, week-long meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness. As part of the month-long Dathun program, there are four successive Weekthuns which can be taken individually or in combination. Through these immersive weeks, 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 and our world.
Nestled high in the Colorado Rockies in a serene 600-acre valley surrounded by rocky peaks, pine and aspen forests, Shambhala Mountain Center provides an inspiring, safe and supportive container for fully immersing yourself in meditation.
Attend a Weekthun this Winter with Shastri Samten Kobelt | December 13-January 10.
Shambhala Meditation: Feeling, Being and Touching Basic Goodness, Awakening to the Fullness of Our Humanity
This year, beloved senior teacher Shastri Samten Kobelt will be leading all four of the winter Weekthuns from December 13-January 10. The Weekthuns will pilot an inclusion of Shambhala Meditation—a simple and profound instruction for exploring the essence of meditation.
In traditional shamatha practice, we train ourselves to be settled in the object of meditation. In Shambhala Meditation, WE ARE the object of meditation. Using our senses, we gently rest our attention on what we are feeling in the moment which connects us to our humanness and ultimately, to everyone else’s as well.
Open to people of all faiths, Shambhala Meditation is a means of fulfilling our potential for kindness, sanity and strength. Through feeling, being and touching, we gain understanding and certainty of basic goodness, learning on a very profound level how to just simply be.
Immerse yourself in a rich retreat environment designed to support, expand and deepen your experience
Every day of the Winter Weekthuns will be full of practices carefully designed to cultivate mindfulness-awareness including: one-on-one meditation instruction, guided meditations, dharma talks from a senior teacher, relaxing and invigorating exercises in the Taoist practice of qigong, daily mindful eating practices and walks through the beautiful terrain of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
There are multiple options for attending a Weekthun to best meet your schedule. Register for one, two or three Weekthuns or sign up for the full, month-long Dathun.
Weekthun I : December 13–20
Great for both new and experienced meditators.
Weekthun II : December 20–27
To enter this one, it’s recommended you have previously attended some Shambhala Training Levels or other types of meditation programs. The Japanese Zen eating ritual of Oryoki will be introduced during this week.
Weekthun III: December 27–January 3
To enter this one, prior knowledge of Oryoki and attendance at a previous Weekthun is highly suggested.
[NOTE: Weekthun IV must be taken in conjunction with another Weekthun]
To register for multiple Weekthuns or the full Dathun:
To make this program as accessible as possible, we are offering a generosity policy of $50 per night rate for shared platform tent accommodations. This includes both lodging and meals. This option is available on the program registration page and cannot be combined with other discounts or financial aid.
Noble Aspiration, Noble Effort, Beautiful Fruition
Dathun is not a magic pill or a makeover. Still, the before and after photos can be quite striking. And though the photos themselves speak volumes, the featured practitioners have words worth sharing as well.