weekthun circle

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 Shastris Holly Gayley and Ben Hines

 December 13, 2014- January 10, 2015

dathunwalkThe 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 being human and find strength and confidence in our wakeful healthiness inherent within. Immersing ourselves in group retreat, we discover a natural sense of communal connection that transcends our personal histories and unfolds in the magic of the present moment.




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 teachers, 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 : Winter December 13-20
Great for both new and experienced meditators.
Weekthun II : Winter December 20-27
To enter this one, it’s recommended you have previously attended some Shambhala Training Levels or other types of meditation programs.
Weekthun III: Winter December 27- 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.]


To register for multiple Weekthuns or the full Dathun:

Weekthuns I and II: Winter December 13- December 27
Weekthuns II and III: Winter December 20- January 3
Weekthuns III and IV: Winter December 27- January 10
[Please note: To enter this week of retreat, previous attendance of a weekthun or dathun is required.]
Month-long Dathun: Winter December 13- Jan 10
To read more on the Dathun program, please click here.


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. Some staff positions require more qualifications than others, but please do not be discouraged if you are not a Shambhala Training Director or Assistant Director. Qualified applicants WILL have completed a previous Dathun. 

Special Offer

To make this program as accessible as possible, we are offering a subsidized rate of $60 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.