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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. For more information about Dathun, including a sample schedule, click here.

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.

 

Immerse yourself in a rich retreat environment designed to support, expand and deepen your experience

Each day of retreat will be filled with practices carefully designed to cultivate mindfulness-awareness including: one-on-one meditation instruction, guided meditations, dharma talks from a senior teachers, daily mindful eating practices and walks through the beautiful terrain of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

Weekthun I : Summer July 24- 31 Winter December 12 – 20
Great for both new and experienced meditators.
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Weekthun II : Summer July 31- August 7 Winter December 19 – 27
To enter this one, it’s recommended you have previously attended some Shambhala Training Levels or other types of meditation programs.
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Weekthun III: Summer August 7- 14 Winter December 26 – January 3
To enter this week of retreat, previous attendance of a weekthun or dathun is required.
[NOTE: Weekthun IV must be taken in conjunction with another Weekthun.]
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To register for multiple Weekthuns or the full Dathun:

Weekthuns I and II: Summer July 24- August 7 Winter December 12 – 27
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Weekthuns II and III: Summer July 31- August 14 Winter December 19 – January 3
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Weekthuns III and IV: Summer August 7- August 21 Winter December 26 – January 10
To enter this week of retreat, previous attendance of a weekthun or dathun  is required.
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Month-long Dathun: Summer July 24- August 21 Winter December 12 – January 10
To read more on the Dathun program, please click here.
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Summer Weekthuns with Greg Smith

July 24 – August 21

Greg Smith

Greg Smith, a well known sangha artist and thangka painter, has lived and painted at Shambhala Mountain Center for many years. He has been a student of meditation since 1976, first with Chögyam Trungpa and later with his son Sakyong Mipham. Greg has taught meditation and Buddhist studies since 1982.

 

 

Winter Weekthuns with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson & Shastri Janet Solyntjes

December 12 – January 10

 

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson (Weekthuns I & II)Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson, PhD, is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition who has been leading meditation retreats since 1976. He is a member of Naropa University’s core faculty and the author of Natural Wakefulness: Discovering the Wisdom We Were Born With. Additionally, his article, “Making Friends with Ourselves,” was selected for inclusion in The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 and his essay “No Color, All Colors” appears in the book, Mindful Politics.

 

Shastri Janet Solyntjes  (Weekthuns III & IV) janet-gold

Shastri Janet Solyntjes has been a member of the Shambhala community since 1984 and teaches at Shambhala centers in the US, Australia, and New Zealand.  As an Adjunct Professor at Naropa University she has taught meditation courses in different departments and is co-founder of the Boulder-based Center for Courageous Living.

 

Arrival and Departure Information

Registration for Weektun I and the Full Dathun takes place from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on the program start date.  For Weektun II- IV, registration takes place from 2 pm- 5 pm.  All Weektuns and Dathun end on the final day with breakfast.

Would you like to apply to be on staff for Dathun this Summer?

Please click [here] to fill out an application and to tell us about your experience and areas of interest. Qualified applicants are Authorized Mediation Instructors who have completed a Dathun as a participant. For administrative roles (such as Internal Coordinator), non-Meditation Instructors are welcome.