Month-Long Winter Meditation Retreat: Simplicity Dathün

Acharya Daniel Hessey

December 15, 2018–January 13, 2019

Tuition $0 + 29 nights

Dathun, Tibetan for “moon session,” is an intensive group meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness. Composed of four week-long segments called “Weekthuns,” this month-long retreat allows participants to attend 1, 2, 3, or 4 full weeks.

In this immersive experience, mindfulness practice goes beyond the meditation hall, with every aspect of daily life becoming a practice of wakefulness and an opportunity to make better friends with ourselves and our world. Practices include: sitting meditation, walking meditation, daily chants, silence, contemplative silent meals, and light chores supporting the retreat.

If you have not attended a week or more of Dathun previously, please plan on entering the retreat at the beginning. Register for either Week 1, Half Dathun 1, or the full Dathun.

Click below to register for 7-14 days:

Week 1
Week 3
Half Dathun 1
Half Dathun 2

Acharya Daniel Hessey

Acharya Daniel Hessey has been a student of Shambhala Buddhism since 1971 and has taught extensively throughout the U.S. and South America. Since 2004, he has studied the I Ching with Eva Wong, a Taoist Qigong lineage holder and translator of classical Chinese texts. Dan is also a former director of Shambhala Mountain Center.

Program Details

Financial aid is available for this program.