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The Shambhala Practice of Dathun: A Month of Meditation

The Shambhala Practice of Dathun: A Month of Meditation – HIGHLIGHT

Introducing a new book about Dathun edited by Acharya David Schneider and Emily Hillburn Sell. The heart of dathun is constant meditation. The heart of that, in turn, lies in making a friendly relationship with one’s body, speech, and mind, and in bringing these steadily into synchronization. ... continue
Posted May 5, 2012 by
Transformative Journeys at Dathun

Transformative Journeys at Dathun – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Times would like to thank the community for its wonderful response to our request for personal tales about their experience of dathun, a month-long group meditation retreat. Below is a wonderful sampling of what we received… From Michael Mallett: Trying to explain dathun to anyone who ... continue
Posted October 24, 2011 by
Being alone being together

Being alone being together – HIGHLIGHT

by Joan Whitaker Sitting alone under a tree Wandering off Re-collecting Coming back to Sitting alone under a tree in the mountain Breathing with the brilliant sun warming and the wind blowing and beating and the vast blue sky inspiring and uplifting. Sitting alone Under a tree Wandering off Re-collecting Coming back to Sitting alone Under the trees In the mountains Breathing With you With each of you Thinking Feeling Seeing Hearing Touching Moving Sighing Laughing Crying Clearing Being ... continue
Posted October 22, 2011 by
Dathun - A Narrative

Dathun – A Narrative – HIGHLIGHT

by Travis May I am awakened by the blinding light of the sun. What good are see-through curtains? The powerful rays fill the room with a life-force that implores one to get out of bed. It’s 6:30am. I roll out of bed with the calm clarity that ... continue
Posted October 18, 2011 by Travis_May
Winter Dathun at Shambhala Mountain Center

Winter Dathun at Shambhala Mountain Center

Winter Dathun Meditation Retreat December 10, 2011 – January 7, 2012 “Dathun is a pivotal point in one’s life, where the profundity of the teachings soak into our core. It is the time and opportunity for us to change, develop and mature.” — Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche There is ... continue
Posted October 18, 2011 by
Refuge Vows

Refuge Vows – HIGHLIGHT

by Heather Grimes I recently discovered an essay from my Refuge Vow Ceremony while looking through some old writings; the following is an excerpt. This particular vow occurred at the end of a dathun at Shambhala Mountain Center, of which I attended one week, in January 2006. The American ... continue
Posted October 2, 2011 by heather_campbell_grimes
Connecting with the Elements at the Spring Dathun

Connecting with the Elements at the Spring Dathun

by Katherine Adams Our first gathering in the shrine room was after dinner on April 2. We were about 30 people: participants, assistant directors, coordinator and director. We came from the west coast, Canada, urban and rural areas; and from all degrees of transitions, endings and beginnings. ... continue
Posted June 10, 2009 by


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