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.

Upcoming Programs by Acharya Daniel Hessey

Shambhala Vajra Sangha Retreat Patron

Also Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharya Christie Cashman, Acharya Suzann Duquette and Andrea Doukas

October 5–13, 2017

Our Shambhala Vajra Sangha Retreat will be a week-long gathering for Shambhala Vajrayana practitioners of all levels. Senior teachers will guide Ngöndro, Werma, Scorpion Seal and Kurukulla/Jambhala tracks, allowing practitioners of each track to practice and study together. We will also gather as a whole sangha to receive teachings on the view of Vajrayana and […]

Shambhala Vajra Sangha Retreat Standard

Also Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharya Christie Cashman, Acharya Suzann Duquette and Andrea Doukas

October 5–13, 2017

Our Shambhala Vajra Sangha Retreat will be a week-long gathering for Shambhala Vajrayana practitioners of all levels. Senior teachers will guide Ngöndro, Werma, Scorpion Seal and Kurukulla/Jambhala tracks, allowing practitioners of each track to practice and study together. We will also gather as a whole sangha to receive teachings on the view of Vajrayana and […]

Shambhala Vajra Sangha Retreat Subsidized

Also Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharya Christie Cashman, Acharya Suzann Duquette and Andrea Doukas

October 5–13, 2017

Our Shambhala Vajra Sangha Retreat will be a week-long gathering for Shambhala Vajrayana practitioners of all levels. Senior teachers will guide Ngöndro, Werma, Scorpion Seal and Kurukulla/Jambhala tracks, allowing practitioners of each track to practice and study together. We will also gather as a whole sangha to receive teachings on the view of Vajrayana and […]

Shambhala Vajra Sangha Retreat

Also Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharya Christie Cashman, Acharya Suzann Duquette and Andrea Doukas

October 5–13, 2017

Join us for an enriching Shambhala Vajrayana community gathering! Through the collective engagement of practice and study, food, conversation, and celebration, our community will deepen, strengthen and gain confidence in being a part of the family of Mukpo together. Our Shambhala Vajra Sangha Retreat will be a week-long opportunity for Shambhala Vajrayana practitioners of all […]

Winter Dathun: Creating Enlightened Society

December 16, 2017–January 14, 2018

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

Weekthun 1

December 16–24, 2017

Click HERE to return to the Weekthun Landing page.   “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 […]

Half Dathun 1

December 16–30, 2017

Click HERE to return to the Weekthun Landing page.   “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 […]

Winter Weekthuns: Week-long Meditation Retreats

December 16, 2017–January 14, 2018

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 […]

Winter Dathun: Creating Enlightened Society

December 16, 2017–January 14, 2018

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.

Weekthun 3

December 30, 2017–January 7, 2018

Click HERE to return to the Weekthun Landing page.   “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 […]

Half Dathun 2

December 30, 2017–January 14, 2018

Click HERE to return to the Weekthun Landing page.   “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 […]