Winter Half Dathün
December 19, 2021–January 2, 2022
This program has been changed to The Art of Meditation: A Weeklong Retreat- Dec 19 – Dec 26, 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Dathün (Tibetan for “month session”) is a month-long group meditation retreat led by a senior teacher. Join us in the pristine stillness of winter in the mountains for a period of deep meditation in community. Let yourself be supported by the beauty of the natural world and the kindness of fellow meditators in group retreat, making the ideal conditions to settle the mind and open the heart.
This retreat time will be an immersive experience into mindfulness and awareness. In the meditation hall we will practice sitting and walking meditation, and have guided meditations and dharma talks from senior teachers. We will have periods of silence and eat meals in a contemplative style. Our practices will also go beyond the meditation hall and use every aspect of daily life in retreat as an opportunity to wake up and connect with the world around us. We will bring this mindfulness into light chores that support the retreat.
You may come for the full two-week session or one week. For the full two weeks, continue on this page. For one week, select one of the options below.
See the difference a meditation retreat can make: these before and after photos speak volumes! Give yourself the precious gift of retreat.
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