Summer Dathun: A Month Long Meditation Retreat

Acharya Allyn Lyon

July 24–August 21, 2013

Tuition $100 + 28 nights
Acharya Allyn Lyon

Acharya Allyn Lyon

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Our program will include individual meditation instruction, guided meditations to deepen our shamatha practice, and contemplative meditation to develop insight and open our hearts to compassion.

Special Offer

To make this program as accessible as possible, we are offering a special 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.)

Financial Aid

Partial scholarships are available.To apply, please check the Financial Aid Option when you register. You will be directed to the application page at the end of your registration process.

Laundry Services

Due to restrictions on water usage at Shambhala Mountain Center, the laundry for participants attending the Dathun will be done professionally off site. Laundry service is for those who will be attending two weeks or more, and costs $20 per week plus a one-time fee of $5, which will be due when you check in on your arrival date.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

Please review our Rates, Payments, and Cancellation policy.

Register for the entire Dathun or a Weekthun

Monthlong Dathun: July 24 – August 21

Weekthun I: July 24 – 31

Weekthun II: July 31 – August 7

Weekthun III: August 7 – 14

Weekthuns  I and II: July 24 – August 7

Weekthuns  II and III: July 31 – August 14

Weekthüns III and IV: August 7 – August 21



Acharya Allyn Lyon

Acharya Allyn Lyon is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. She has served as director of Shambhala Mountain Center and has taught at Vajradhatu Seminary. Allyn has traveled and taught extensively in Europe, the U.S. and Mexico, as well as at Naropa University. She currently serves as resident Acharya at Shambhala Mountain Center and in  Los Angeles, California. Allyn is known for the clarity and directness of her teaching and for her irreverent sense of humor.

Program Details

Financial aid is available for this program.