painting and meditation
Dhiraka has been practicing since his student days and was ordained in 2005. He is fascinated by the 'problem' of teaching meditation - of communicating what is a very private practice and helping others to 'get it' when he can't 'see' directly the fruits of their efforts. It is a subtle art and one that Dhiraka takes seriously, but does so with a lot of humour as well. He also teaches meditation in secular contexts. Visit his website.
Tejini lives in rural Perthshire and enjoys a love of gardening painting and meditation. She is a graduate of Edinburgh college of art and has over 25 years of art teaching experience behind her. Her work expresses her love of colour and nature. Tejini first started leading painting and meditation retreats in 1995 and was ordained in 2010.
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Open to all, these retreats are suitable for both beginners and those with more experience, but no previous experience is assumed. All these retreats include introductory meditation teaching and periods of silence.
The focus of this retreat will be the quiet contemplation of the landscape through meditation and painting. This will be supported by experienced teachers in both disciplines who will lead us in an exploration of basic Buddhist meditation practices and guide us through the production of a series of small drawings and paintings based on landscape.
For more information, read the retreat information sheet.