Winter Weekthüns I & II

Acharya Holly Gayley and Jeff Scott

December 13–28, 2019

Tuition $0 + 15 nights

Acharya Holly Gayley

Jeff Scott

Please join us in the pristine stillness of winter in the Rocky Mountains for a week or month of meditation. The support of a group retreat, surrounded by natural beauty and far from the clamor of our busy lives, is an important way to deepen in the practice of meditation. It provides the ideal conditions to settle the mind and open the heart. 

In this immersive experience, mindfulness and awareness go beyond the meditation hall, with every aspect of daily life becoming an opportunity to wake up and attune to the world around us. While our days are mainly spent in meditation, our daily schedule also includes a guided meditation and talks, movement exercises, periods of silence, contemplative meals, and light chores supporting the retreat.

If you have not attended a week or more of Dathün previously, please plan on entering the retreat at the beginning. Register for either Week 1, Half Dathün 1, or the full Dathün.

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Acharya Holly Gayley

Acharya Holly Gayley is Associate Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on Buddhist literature in contemporary Tibet with special attention to gender and ethics. She is author of Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet (Columbia University Press, 2016) and co-editor of A Gathering of Brilliant Moons: Practice Advice from the Rimé Masters of Tibet (Wisdom Publications, 2017). As a senior teacher (acharya) in the Shambhala tradition, Holly regularly leads meditation workshops and retreats.

Jeff Scott

Jeff Scott has a Masters degree in Buddhist Studies and Tibetan Language from Naropa University (‘00).  He has practiced in the Shambhala lineage since 1998 and is an authorized teacher. Jeff is particularly interested in the intersections between gender, sexuality, difference, inclusion, and power and the path of meditation.  Jeff is also an avid hiker and reader of fiction.

Program Details

Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. Your program will end with breakfast on the last day. Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.