Shraddhadharani

Sraddhadharani first began practising Buddhism in Manchester in the late '90's. A desire to explore her practise more deeply away from the distractions and demands of busy urban life lead to her moving to the Scottish Borders, where she has lived for the last 16 years with her partner and various dogs and cats. Her interest in and commitment to Buddhism continued to develop and thrive, helped by the beauty and peace of the surrounding landscape, as well as the many opportunities available within the Triratna Buddhist Community and she was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2013. She has a particular interest in meditation and has been co-facilitating a Meditation Group in her local village hall for the last 8 years. She also works as a dog walker and massage therapist and enjoys using ritual and ceremony as a way of bringing people together around shared values and experiences.

 

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going deeper - awakening to reality

Friday, 2 October 2015 to Friday, 9 October 2015
2015

On this retreat we will explore the Buddha's four noble truths and eightfold path to awakening through talks discussion meditation, reflection and ritual.  There will be more silence, meditation and a stronger Buddhist context (including an introduction to and practice of 7-fold Puja) than on our introductory retreats. They are open to anyone who has done an introductory retreat or has been attending a local centre and is looking to take their practice a bit deeper.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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Mindfulness and the Path to Freedom

Friday, 28 September 2018 to Friday, 5 October 2018
2018

Far from just a means of relaxation, the Buddha’s teaching of mindfulness can bring new levels of meaning, direction and joy to our lives.  On this retreat we will be exploring some of the most relevant teachings for modern life, and how we can directly put them into practice.  We will be doing some light physical movement of Qi Gong to help us inhabit our bodies more fully.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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Awake in the Wild

Friday, 11 May 2018 to Friday, 18 May 2018
2018

Going Deeper retreats are an ideal first regulars retreat. They are suitable for anyone who has already done an introductory retreat or, who has been regularly attending their local Triratna centre and wants to take things deeper. In Going Deeper – Awake in the Wild we will take our meditation practice into the great outdoors. Awakening our senses to the different elements of the surrounding landscape we will cultivate a deeper sense of connection with nature.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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hillwalking and meditation

Friday, 29 July 2016 to Friday, 5 August 2016
2016

Nature is for many of us a vital 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 mor information, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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opening to life

Friday, 6 November 2015 to Friday, 13 November 2015
2015

Buddhism is not about beliefs, it’s about the way we live our lives.  On these retreats we will explore traditional Buddhist teachings and meditation practices and see how they apply directly to our lives.  As well as giving a grounding in the basic principles of Buddhism and meditation, these retreats are an ideal reflective situation in which to take a fresh look at ourselves.

For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00