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.
Summer Weekthuns with Greg Smith
July 24 – August 21
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.
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 :||Summer July 24- 31|
|Great for both new and experienced meditators.|
|Weekthun II :||Summer July 31- August 7|
|To enter this one, it’s recommended you have previously attended some Shambhala Training Levels or other types of meditation programs.|
|Weekthun III:||Summer August 7- 14|
|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:||Summer July 24- August 7|
|Weekthuns II and III:||Summer July 31- August 14|
|Weekthuns III and IV:||Summer August 7- August 21|
|[Please note: To enter this week of retreat, previous attendance of a weekthun or dathun is required.]|
|Month-long Dathun:||Summer July 24- August 21|
|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. 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.
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.