Wild, awake in winter
Larry Butler was born in Illinois and has been living in Glasgow since 1981. He has been leading retreats at Dhanakosa since the early nineties when it first opened. His day job is teaching tai-chi in healthcare settings including the Maggie Cancer Care Centre where he also facilitates a therapeutic writing group.
His passions are poetry,dance, drama, gardening and wild swimming. He's the editor for Playspace Publications , a published poet and researcher for Art in Health.
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.
If we are going to save the world, we need to love the world. To love the world, we need to be ‘in’ the world. What might this look like? Imagine yourself in close contact with nature, with your eyes and ears, your heart and mind wide-open.
On this retreat we will be learning how to help each other honour the pain that we feel for the world, awakening to the interconnection of all living things and inspiring us to action. We will be trying to express our deepest feelings for the Earth, to wake-up our ecological selves so we can act to bring about positive change and ensure a liveable and sustainable world.
For more information read the retreat information sheet.