Pasadini

Pasadini has been a practicing Buddhist/meditator since Y2K. She enjoys the simplicity, intimacy and honesty that meditation is/requires of her, and feels deeply honoured to be able to introduce others to meditation, and Buddhist practice. She lived at Dhanakosa for two years, and now stays in Glasgow full time with her wife and dog, and leads retreats at Dhanakosa several times a year.

Originally hailing from Eastern Canadian shores, but having spent her whole adult life in the US, until 2012, she will forgive you if you think she sounds American.  Its like totally totally awesome dude.  

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hillwalking and meditation: Walking, Mountains and Meditation

Friday, 16 May 2014 to Friday, 23 May 2014
2014

Nature is for many of us a vital source of spiritual nourishment in an increasingly busy world.  On this retreat 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.

See also going deeper:hillwalking

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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going deeper - embodied awakening (women's meditation)

Friday, 30 June 2017 to Friday, 7 July 2017
2017

From the seat of meditation, we meet our experience in its entirety. What do we do next?

It is in our direct embodied experience we are able to witness the truth of this moment, and we will learn to be with what we find without covering it up or distorting it. This moves us into the uncharted territory of learning to go beyond our caught habits, and to feel the release of liberation associated with this radical experience of letting go.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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tai chi and meditation - stillness in motion

Friday, 19 May 2017 to Friday, 26 May 2017
2017

Tai Chi is very beneficial for promoting relaxation, inner and outer balance and stimulating the body's healing energies. This retreat will include Tai Chi instruction, Buddhist meditation, some ritual and silence -­ as well as free time to explore the beautiful surroundings.

For more information, read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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in spacious awareness, wisdom unfolds

Friday, 17 February 2017 to Friday, 24 February 2017
2017

Here is mindfulness in its original Buddhist context. This retreat invites us to take the Buddha's ancient path from simple mindfulness through meditation into a new wisdom. The meaning of his teachings can only be revealed by serene contemplation of direct experience. Here is an opportunity to understand.

For more information, read the retreat information sheet.
 

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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simply being and the Mandala of Uselessness

Friday, 23 September 2016 to Friday, 30 September 2016
2016

We’re very attached to the notion that our lives ‘should’ be useful, purposeful and meaningful. Yet ultimately these are just figments of the human mind. The ‘mandala of uselessness’ is simply being: being what we really are, inseparable from nature itself which is undivided and ungraspable.  

‘You don’t have to justify your existence by doing things which are useful’ - Sangharakshita

For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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yoga and meditation

Friday, 12 August 2016 to Friday, 19 August 2016
2016

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, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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going deeper - looking into the heart (women's retreat)

Friday, 15 July 2016 to Friday, 22 July 2016
2016

So what happens when we stop, and look? What, or who, do we find? In the seat of meditation practice we will begin to feel our way directly into the central teachings of Buddhism. This is a precious opportunity to practice with other women as we explore the most important questions of our lives.

For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.

 

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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tai chi and meditation - stillness in motion

Friday, 20 May 2016 to Friday, 27 May 2016
2016

Tai Chi is very beneficial for promoting relaxation, inner and outer balance and stimulating the body's healing energies. This retreat will include Tai Chi instruction, Buddhist meditation, some ritual and silence -­ as well as free time to explore the beautiful surroundings.

For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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yoga and meditation

Friday, 11 December 2015 to Friday, 18 December 2015
2015

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, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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simply being and the mandala of uselessness

Friday, 24 October 2014 to Friday, 31 October 2014
2014

We’re very attached to the notion that our lives ‘should’ be useful, purposeful and meaningful. Yet ultimately these are just figments of the human mind. 

The ‘mandala of uselessness’ is simply being:  being what we really are, inseparable from nature itself which is undivided and ungraspable.  

‘You don’t have to justify your existence by doing things which are useful’- Sangharakshita

 

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Booking Fee: 
£75.00