Smritiratna

Smritiratna first took up Buddhist practice in 1977 at the age of 21 while studying Developmental Psychology at Sussex University. At 27, he began training in earnest with the FWBO and entered the Western Buddhist Order in 1991.

In 1996, he came to Scotland, joined the Dhanakosa project and spent five years on-site, teaching and house-keeping. In 2001, he gave up house-keeping to concentrate on study, contemplation and teaching. He now calls Edinburgh home and spends some of his time in a forest hut near Dhanakosa and three months a year on retreat at Guhyaloka in the Spanish mountains. He still leads Dhanakosa retreats and continues to delight in introducing meditation to newcomers.

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yoga and meditation

Friday, 3 October 2014 to Friday, 10 October 2014
2014

This retreat combines 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.

 

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Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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listening deeply: order meditation retreat

Friday, 29 August 2014 to Friday, 5 September 2014
2014

Explore meditation as a practice of experiential inquiry, grounded in the body, and opening towards the insights pointed out by the Buddha.

Viveka teaches and embodies a curious and receptive way of being as a direct approach to the truth of how things really are. 

Small group inquiry dialogues and individual meditation reviews will complement the meditation practice.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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Opening to Life: Buddhist Tools

Friday, 11 April 2014 to Friday, 18 April 2014
2014

Buddhism is not about beliefs, it’s about the way we live our lives.  On this retreat 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, this is an ideal reflective situation in which to take a fresh look at ourselves.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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In Spacious Awareness, Wisdom Unfolds

Friday, 7 March 2014 to Friday, 14 March 2014
2014

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.
 

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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Yoga and Meditation

Friday, 14 February 2014 to Friday, 21 February 2014
2014

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.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00