Half Dathun - the meditation retreat

Ośrodek: Szczecin
sobota 19 wrzesień 2009 (18:00 -10:00)
Nauczyciel : Sarah Coleman

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Half Dathün is a two-weeks group meditation retreat. It is open to anyone and is a very powerful introduction and deepening of mindfulness-awareness meditation. Each day will consist of alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation with time for talks, study, and a short work period.

The teachings during this Half Dathun will focus on Lojong - a mind training with contemplation practice. Participants will be also introduced to tonglen practice - a meditation practice of sending and taking, which is a gentle, step-by-step process of opening the heart and develop compassion and greater empathy for others.

During program we will have some days of silence. Meals will be served in the shrine room oryoki-style, a practice of mindful eating taken from the Zen tradition. There will be regular individual meetings with trained meditation instructors. 

In the Shambhala Buddhist tradition  a Dathün is one of the most important training programs. There is a real power and depth to practicing with a group for a longer time, and for many people, it is a big step on their path of meditation.
It is also a requirement for those people planning to take Sutrayana and Vajrayana Seminary, as well as for becoming a meditation instructor.

For those who can't attend whole program it's possible to participate in the first week only.

Teacher: Sarah Coleman is a senior teacher and practitioner, a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. She edited many of his books.

Place: the program will take place in Gadom about 80km from Szczecin in Poland, in a charming 19th century mansion surrounded by a beautiful park and lake. This magical place offers open wood fires in the downstairs rooms, and each bedroom or dormitory has its own individual bathroom. This place guarantees the participants an excellent retreat atmosphere.

Costs: the program's price before 1st August is 450 Euro, after 1st August is 495 Euro, including accommodation, 3 meals a day and teaching costs.

Arriving: September 19th, 6.00 p.m 
Departure: October 4th, 10.a.m

Access: At present Berlin (180 km from Szczecin) is now easily accessible via several discount airlines: www.ryanair.com, www.easyjet.com, www.berlinair.com and www.germanwings.com. There are now also daily budget flights from London (Stansted) to Szczecin with Ryanair. Upon request the organizers will provide the participants a shuttle bus service from Berlin to Szczecin for 25 Euro one way and from Szczecin to Gadom for 5 Euro one way. It's possible to travel by bus to Szczecin: www.centrala-autobusowa.pl

Szambala Polska,
Martyna Graczyk
[email protected],

tel. +48 660 162 060 (English)