Amoghavira

Amoghavira first encountered Buddhism in 1979 while struggling through a mathematics degree at Glasgow University. Ordained into the Western Buddhist Order in 1982 he then started working at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre. 

He worked for 2 years at the Sydney Buddhist Centre in Australia from 1988, and on his way back to Britain in 1990, spent 3 months in Kathmandu helping run meditation and Buddhism course there. Falling in love with Nepal, he’s been a regular visitor there ever since.

In 1996, he moved to Dhanakosa to help with retreat leading here, which he’s been doing ever since. He loves being in the mountains and this has led to a passion for landscape photography and he now lives in the village of Callander, about 15 miles from Dhanakosa.

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hillwalking and meditation

Friday, 9 June 2017 to Friday, 16 June 2017
2017

Nature is for many of us an important source of spiritual nourishment in an increasingly busy world.  On these retreats we will combine traditional Buddhist teachings with the simple practice of spending time walking in the rich and beautiful landscapes that surround Dhanakosa.  Guided walk options will be available to suit all levels of fitness.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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qi gong and meditation

Friday, 12 May 2017 to Friday, 19 May 2017
2017

Qi Gong helps to generate energy and vitality, and promotes self healing and inner harmony allowing us to become more fully conscious and aware. Meditation and Qi Gong complement each other beautifully.  By combining the two practices, this retreat offers us the chance to deepen our connection with ourselves and others in the natural beauty and healing environment that is Dhanakosa.

For more information, read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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yoga and meditation

Friday, 8 December 2017 to Friday, 15 December 2017
2017

These retreats combine introductory meditation teaching with yoga. The supportive atmosphere of the retreat allows us to develop and deepen both practices, and understand how the two augment each other. Both meditation and yoga teaching will be from first principles and will be suitable for complete beginners.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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introductory weekend - buddhism and meditation

Friday, 10 November 2017 to Sunday, 12 November 2017
2017

These retreats provide an excellent short introduction to both meditation and Buddhism. They will introduce you to two simple traditional meditation practices and give you a grounding in the basic principles of Buddhism.  They are an ideal situation in which to take a fresh look at yourself and your life.

Booking Fee: 
£30.00
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photography, painting and meditation - the art of being and seeing

Friday, 27 October 2017 to Friday, 3 November 2017
2017

On this retreat we will bring awareness to our experience through photography and painting.  Combining this with meditation in a supportive environment we will learn the 'Art of Being and Seeing'. There will be less technical teaching than on the April photography retreat and no previous experience of photography or painting is necessary.

For more information, read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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going deeper - yoga and meditation

Friday, 13 October 2017 to Friday, 20 October 2017
2017

This retreat will emphasise a body-based approach to meditation supported by the mindful bodywork of Yoga to help us develop a fuller physical and emotional awareness. We will continue exploring the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana and also introduce a stronger Just Sitting and reflection element to the practice.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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hillwalking and meditation

Friday, 28 July 2017 to Friday, 4 August 2017
2017

Nature is for many of us an important source of spiritual nourishment in an increasingly busy world.  On these retreats we will combine traditional Buddhist teachings with the simple practice of spending time walking in the rich and beautiful landscapes that surround Dhanakosa.  Guided walk options will be available to suit all levels of fitness.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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photography and meditation

Friday, 24 March 2017 to Friday, 31 March 2017
2017

A retreat exploring photography which will ground you in the technical skills required to improve your photography within the wider context of learning meditation.  No experience of photography is necessary but participants should bring a digital SLR compact system camera or a compact camera with manual override with them.

For more information, read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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introductory weekend

Friday, 2 December 2016 to Sunday, 4 December 2016
2016

These retreats provide an excellent short introduction to both meditation and Buddhism. They will introduce you to two simple traditional meditation practices and give you a grounding in the basic principles of Buddhism. They are an ideal situation in which to take a fresh look at yourself and your life.

For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£30.00
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photography, painting and meditation

Friday, 28 October 2016 to Friday, 4 November 2016
2016

On this retreat we will bring awareness to our experience through photography and painting. Combining this with meditation in a supportive environment we will learn the 'Art of Being and Seeing'. There will be less technical teaching than on the March photography retreat and no previous experience of photography or painting is necessary.

For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00