City Meditation 7-Day Retreat / Weekthün
January 27 • 8:00 am - February 2 • 8:00 pm• $275.00
In the tradition of “dathün,” this retreat focuses on the practice of Calm Abiding sitting meditation. While there are no pre-requisites, this is an intensive meditation retreat. We will practice shamatha (peaceful abiding) meditation during this retreat and instruction will be provided. The full retreat will “count” for one-week of the dathün requirement for advanced Shambhala programs.
People of all spiritual and non-spiritual traditions welcome.
The daily schedule beginning on 1/27 will look something like this:
8:00 am-noon opening chants, sitting and walking meditation
noon-2:00 silent lunch together and short work period (lunch clean up)
2:00-5:00 sitting and walking meditation
5:00-6:00 light dinner and stretch break (silent)
6:00-8:00 sitting and walking meditation with evening and closing chants
1/26 is arrival day. We will meet at 5:30 to go over details of the retreat. Since we will begin the formal retreat at 8:00 am the next morning, it is essential that people arrive in time for this orientation.
The evening practice session will be open to the public from 6:00-7:00 and we will practice the Mamo Chants during this time.
This practice intensive will be held mostly in silence, with an opportunity for meeting with a meditation instructor and ending with a group celebration. Sitting periods will be interspersed with walking meditation, dharma talks by the teaching staff, opening and closing chants and rota (work period).
Simple one-bowl meals (lunch and dinner) are included. If you have special dietary needs, you are welcome to bring your own food. All meals will have a vegetarian option.