Meditate For A Week Or The Full Month of Dathun
A Retreat In The Colorado Rocky Mountains
Now Offering Free Tuition! Pay Only Lodging and Meals.
A Dathun is a month or week-long meditation retreat based on the understanding that meditation is always experienced in a social context and that our path is tremendously supported by an awake and kind environment. This retreat will join the practices of Shambhala meditation and shamatha, or mindfulness, meditation, with an emphasis on using the retreat container as a basis for generating loving kindness. We will use every part of our day, including eating together, serving each other, meditating together, individual meditation instruction and daily teachings, to support each other on our paths. Please join us for this precious opportunity to engage in the practice of meditation.
Shastri Calryn Aston
Shastri Calryn Aston has been a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche since 1997. She has been active in training Shambhala Guides across the Front Range since 2007. She serves as a senior teacher in Boulder and other Front Range centers and also teaches mindfulness in corporate and educational settings. She is the Director of Lunacare LLC.
- Sitting Meditation Interspersed With Walking Meditation
- One-On-One Meditation Instruction
- Guided Meditations
- Dharma Talks From The Senior Teachers
- Oryoki Style Contemplative Meals
Photos by Jamie Woodworth, Paul Bennett and Todd Presson.
Sample Daily Schedule:
6:30am Wake up
7:00am Early Morning Practice Session
9:00am Morning Practice Session
12:30pm Lunch (Shambhala Oryoki Style)
1:30pm Work Period
3:00pm Afternoon Practice Session
4:00pm Tea Break
4:30pm Late Afternoon Practice Session
6:30pm Dinner (One Bowl Meal)
7:30pm Evening Practice Session
9:00pm End of Day
All Inclusive Prices Include Tuition, Lodging and Meals
Full 29 Days
About Shambhala Mountain Center
Nestled high in the Colorado Rockies 2 hours north of Denver, Shambhala Mountain Center is a six-hundred-acre mountain valley retreat surrounded by native forests, gentle meadows and rocky peaks. Tamed by decades of use as a contemplative refuge, we provide a safe and supportive container for exploring paths of deepened awareness, personal wellbeing and societal transformation. For more than 40 years, extraordinary people have gathered here to experience Shambhala teachings and partake in over 100 year-round offerings featuring indigenous wisdom traditions, body awareness practices, contemplative arts, mindful living or other paths of personal transformation.