Gaylon Ferguson

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

Acharya Gaylon Ferguson, PhD, is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition who has been leading meditation retreats since 1976. He is a member of Naropa University’s core faculty and the author of Natural Wakefulness: Discovering the Wisdom We Were Born With. Additionally, his article, “Making Friends with Ourselves,” was selected for inclusion in The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 and his essay “No Color, All Colors” appears in the book, Mindful Politics.

Upcoming Programs by Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

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Winter Dathun: A Month-long Meditation Retreat

Also Shastri Janet Solyntjes

December 12, 2015–January 10, 2016

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 weekly segments called “Weekthuns,” this month-long retreat allows participants to attend anywhere from one week up to the full Dathun. Through this immersive program, the practice of meditation goes beyond the cushion, with every aspect of daily life becoming a practice of wakefulness and an opportunity to make better friends with ourselves and our world. For more information about Dathun, including a sample schedule, click here.

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Winter Weekthuns: Week-long Meditation Retreats

Also Shastri Janet Solyntjes

December 12, 2015–January 10, 2016

Join us for one or more week of deep meditation practice. Weekthun is an intensive, week-long meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness. As part of the month-long Dathun program, there are four successive Weekthuns which can be taken individually or in combination. Through these immersive weeks, the practice of […]

Meditating

Winter Dathun: A Month-long Meditation Retreat

Also Shastri Janet Solyntjes

December 12, 2015–January 10, 2016

  CLICK HERE for more Dathun information and HERE for links to individual Weektuns.  

Weekthun I

December 12–20, 2015

“Whether we sit for a month or a week, coming to
 a Dathun is a profound step. We have heard about peace, strength of mind, and enlightenment. During Dathun, we discover what these elements are, we see that they are innate, and we learn to bring them into our experience.” — Sakyong, Mipham Rinpoche Dathun, […]

Weekthun I and II

December 12–27, 2015
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Weekthun II

December 19–27, 2015

Weekthun is an intensive, week-long meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness. As part of the month-long Dathun program, there are four successive Weekthuns which can be taken individually or in combination. Through these immersive weeks, the practice of meditation goes beyond the cushion, with every aspect of daily life […]

Weekthun II

December 19–27, 2015

“Whether we sit for a month or a week, coming to
 a Dathun is a profound step. We have heard about peace, strength of mind, and enlightenment. During Dathun, we discover what these elements are, we see that they are innate, and we learn to bring them into our experience.” — Sakyong, Mipham Rinpoche Dathun, […]

Weekthun II and III

Also Shastri Janet Solyntjes

December 19, 2015–January 3, 2016