Shambhala Meditation Dathun: Feeling, Being and Touching Basic Goodness: Weekthun III

Holly Gayley and Acharya Daniel Hessey

December 28, 2012–January 4, 2013

  • $735.00 – dorm room, shared bathroom
  • $880.00 – double room, private bathroom
  • $1,030.00 – single room, shared bathroom
  • $1,175.00 – single room, private bathroom
  • $1,610.00 – junior suite, private bathroom
  • $560.00 – second person in single private bathroom or jr. suite
  • $735.00 – Red Feather Cabin: double room, shared bathhouse
  • $560.00 – Seasonal Dormitories: dorm room, shared bathouse
  • $400.00 – Generosity Policy: dorm room accommodations

The Shambhala Meditation Dathun can be taken in it’s entirety or in weekly segments. If you wish to enter the Weekthün III, it is suggested that you have already completed at least one weekthün and are already familiar with oryoki.

Use this page to register ONLY for Weekthün III.

If you are completely new to meditation, we recommend our Simplicity Retreat, which is running December 21-28, concurrently with Week II of the Dathün.

NOTE: To learn more about Dathün, read these Shambhala Times articles.

Return to Shambhala Meditation Dathun home page.

Laundry Services

Due to restrictions on water usage at Shambhala Mountain Center, the laundry for participants attending the Dathün will be done professionally off site. The cost for this service is included in price.

Financial Aid

Partial scholarships are available. Read about our Financial Aid program. 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.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

Please review our Rates, Payments and Cancellations policy.

Holly Gayley

Holly Gayley is an Assistant Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She has been practicing meditation in the Shambhala tradition for more than 20 years and regularly leads meditation retreats and workshops as a shastri or senior teacher. Holly has frequently travels to Eastern Tibet for her research on contemporary Buddhist movements and enjoys trekking in the Himalayas and Rocky Mountains.  She is author of Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet (2016).


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

Date and Time Details: Please arrive between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. There are no activities scheduled for the departure day.

Financial aid is available for this program.