Siddhimala

Siddhimala lives and works at Dhanakosa as Retreat Centre Manager. She became involved with the Triratna Buddhist Community in 1992 and moved into a community in London before going to live and work at Taraloka retreat Centre in 1994 for 3.5yrs. She was ordained in 2002 and is inspired by the Bodhisattva ideal - a life in the service of a higher purpose.

She trained to teach Tibetan Yoga (Kum Nye) from 2008-11, which she finds a very helpful addition to the practice of mindfulness and meditation. She enjoys sharing her passions of Meditation, Dharma, walking, kayaking, music and the dance of countryside and wildlife.

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hillwalking and meditation

Friday, 28 April 2017 to Friday, 5 May 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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going deeper - elemental awakening

Friday, 30 September 2016 to Friday, 7 October 2016
2016

Drawing deeply on the landscape, and the sensual immediacy of our experience, we will explore the traditional Buddhist teaching of the six elements. We will see how this teaching provides a rich framework for reflection, gently transforming our sense of ourselves. This work will be set about with ritual, and the traditional Triratna approach to integration and positive emotion.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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mindfulness and the path to freedom

Friday, 8 April 2016 to Friday, 15 April 2016
2016

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.

For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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who's living your life?

Friday, 4 September 2015 to Friday, 11 September 2015
2015

We all have what we call dominant selves and selves that have been disowned. This imbalance in us is the cause of much confusion, distress and even illness.  Through meditation, Voice Dialogue and Focusing we will explore these inner selves, bringing much understanding of who we are and how we function, and beginning to take back control over our lives.

For more information about this retreat, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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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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mindfulness and the path to freedom

Friday, 6 October 2017 to Friday, 13 October 2017
2017

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.

For more information, read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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hillwalking and meditation

Friday, 8 September 2017 to Friday, 15 September 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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dhyana and insight

Friday, 4 August 2017 to Friday, 11 August 2017
2017

Dhyana is a meditative state of effortless concentration, calm, pleasure, and joy. It’s traditionally regarded as an indispensable prerequisite for Awakening.  It’s also a source of despondency - if you don’t know how to get there! On this retreat, Bodhipaksa will guide us step-by-step guide into the experience of Dhyana, and show how it can be a basis for Insight.

For more information, read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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going deeper - hillwalking and meditation

Friday, 7 July 2017 to Friday, 14 July 2017
2017

On this retreat we will encourage an appreciative sensitivity to our surroundings as we explore the local hills and glens together, often in silence. The richness of the natural environment feeding into a gentle deepening of our experience supported by meditation, reflection and simple Buddhist ritual.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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compassionate communication

Friday, 14 October 2016 to Friday, 21 October 2016
2016

Want to speak out freely and easily? Deepen the art of listening? Tackle difficult conversations with confidence? 

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) offers skills to open our hearts, be more alive to our values and, to express ourselves without blame or guilt. Communication input will be interwoven with meditation, simple ritual, some periods of silence, free time and fun. Vajrasara is a certified NVC trainer and experienced retreat leader.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00