going deeper - embodied awakening (women's meditation)
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.
Dassini has a love of being on retreat, and has a lot of experience of leading retreats and helping people to go deeper with their meditation. She is the Chair at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre.
Viryadevi lives in Glasgow and has been meditating for 33 years. She has spent the last few years supporting adults with learning disability and training on a Dharma-based counselling course which have both challenged her to develop more heart connection in meditation and daily life.
An ideal first regulars retreat. These retreats take successful themes from our introductory programme, and gently introduce more silence, meditation, and a stronger Buddhist context through teachings and Buddhist ritual (including 7-fold puja).
Open to anyone who has done an introductory retreat, or has been attending a local centre, and looking to take their practice a bit deeper.
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.
The main purpose of this retreat is to co-create a space where women can go deeper in the practice of meditation, whether you are newer to retreat* or are a seasoned meditator. After establishing a stable heart/mind using the breath and metta practices, we will be working with allowing ourselves to be open and listen deeply to our hearts and bodies, using various techniques and emphases in our meditation.
The retreat leaders have abundant experience in holding and co-creating space in order to facilitate this process of going deeper, no matter what your experience. We wish to invite you all, you dharma heroines, to join a sangha of women practicing together--a most precious opportunity!
For more information please read the retreat information sheet.