Half Dathun 1

Acharya Daniel Hessey and Shastri Janet Solyntjes

December 15–29, 2018

Tuition $0 + 14 nights

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:

Week 1
Week 3
Half Dathun 1
Half Dathun 2

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.

Shastri Janet Solyntjes

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.

Program Details

Financial aid is available for this program.