dhyana and insight
Bodhipaksa is a Buddhist practitioner and teacher, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, and a published author. He founded the Wildmind Buddhist Meditation website in 2001. Bodhipaksa has published many guided meditation CDs and guided meditation MP3s.
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.
Regulars - Meditation
Suitable for people who have been on retreat before and have a regular meditation practice. These retreats will be conducted mostly in silence, and will normally have between 5 and 7 hours a day of sitting meditation.
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.