Dathün Chapter 2

In October I travelled to Karme Choling in Vermont, to spend two weeks meditating on a Half Dathün retreat. It was hard. I wrote like a maniac. Here is the second instalment from my journal.   ‘Where can I nap?’ I ask on arrival. I’ve been awake since 4am, and the light is now dimming. Karme Choling, like a warm…

Dathün Chapter 1

In October I travelled to Karme Choling in Vermont, to spend two weeks meditating on a Half Dathün retreat. It was hard. I wrote like a maniac. Here is the first instalment from my journal.   It’s 5 am and my whole body is sick with sleep. Yanked out of bed, dehydrated. ‘You’re so brave for doing…