Acharya Daniel Hessey and Shastri Janet Solyntjes
December 15–23, 2018
Please note: Shastri Janet Solyntjes will be co-teaching Weeks 1-2 only
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 register for week I.
Click below to register for 7-14 days:
Acharya Daniel Hessey has been a student of Shambhala Buddhism since 1973. He has lived at Shambhala dharma centers for over 20 years. He served as director of Shambhala Mountain Center for 6 years, and has been a senior teacher, Shastri, and Acharya. He has translated and written a commentary of the I Ching as a map of social development. He is currently the resident Acharya at Shambhala Mountain Center.
Shastri Janet Solyntjes joined the Shambhala community in 1986 and began teaching in 1994. She is a certified Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and serves as a faculty member for the UMass Center for Mindfulness leading silent retreats for MBSR teachers-in-training.
Janet lives in Longmont, CO with her husband, Jeff Price. They co-founded The Center for Courageous Living which offers a variety of programs, retreats, and trainings throughout the Front Range and internationally.
Financial aid is available for this program.