Half Dathun 2

Acharya Daniel Hessey

December 29, 2018–January 13, 2019

Tuition $0 + 15 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 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.

Program Details

Financial aid is available for this program.