Winter Dathün Meditation Retreat with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche & Richard Reoch

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

December 16, 2005–January 15, 2006

Tuition $0 + 30 nights

The cornerstone of the Shambhala Buddhist path, this month-long intensive, or dathün, is an extraordinary opportunity to partake in an extended group meditation retreat. The program will include sitting and walking meditation, private interviews with a qualified meditation instructor and lectures. Meals will be taken in Zen oryoki-style, and periods of silence will be observed.

The vision of Shambhala arose from the Buddha’s observation that compassion and wisdom are the roots of a harmonious society. Being ruled by anger, greed and fear destabilizes our mind, our life and the welfare of our planet. If we want a productive and peaceful world, we must each cultivate stability of mind as well our inherent human kindness and insight. When we rule our minds and open our hearts, peace and power begin to spread. The effect may be gradual, but every effort we make contributes to the enlightenment of the world. Join us for this group meditation intensive, as we work to create a world ruled by compassion and wisdom.

**This is a full-month program. A limited number of seats will be available for participants to attend weeks (weekthün) 1 and/or 2. Additionally, a limited number of participants may do weeks 3 and 4 in combination. To inquire about weekthun participation and to reserve a place on this waitlist, please call (970) 881-2184, ext. 266. The base cost per week is $455.

Upon registration, you will recieve important information regarding payments, deadlines, housing requests and program availability. Please review this informaiton carefully.

Cancellation Policy: Please review this information carefully as it differs from the general policy for most other programs. For Cancellations made prior to November 16: You will be refunded the amount paid for deposit minus $50. Cancellations made November 16 – November 30: You will be refunded half of your deposit. The balance of what you paid will be refunded as program credit available for use for one year, not as a cash refund. Cancellations made after November 30: You will forfeit both your deposit and the balance paid. No program credit or cash refund will be given. If you cancel your attendance, you CANNOT transfer your registration to another individual.

Please note that if you book dormitory accommodations, you may be sleeping on the shrineroom floor.

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is the head of the Shambhala lineage. An incarnation of Mipham the Great, he is the dharma heir and son of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Shambhala Mountain Center’s founder. Sakyong Mipham is the spiritual director of Shambhala, a global network of meditation and retreat centers, and the author of the national bestseller Turning the Mind into an Ally, as well as Ruling Your World ,  Running with the Mind of Meditation and The Shambhala Principle. His background embraces both Eastern and Western cultures. Born in Bodhgaya, India, the site of the Buddha’s enlightenment, he grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and received his spiritual training from his father and other distinguished lamas. In addition to Shambhala, the Sakyong also holds the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. An avid poet, artist and athlete, he travels extensively teaching throughout the world.

Program Details

Financial aid is available for this program.