Vajra Sheilin solitary retreat hut
The sheilin is available on a weekly basis running from Friday to Friday. One or two weeks at a time can be booked, and this is an excellent facility for those new to solitary retreats. If you have experience with solitary retreat and are looking for a stay of a month or longer, check out our bothy.
If you are in an emotionally vulnerable state or have physical or mental health problems a solitary retreat may not be appropriate for you. If you have any concerns about this you can discuss it with a member of our team.
The sheilin is located within Dhanakosa's grounds, about 300 yards from the main building and about 200 feet above the centre overlooking the loch. If needed, we can take your luggage up using our quad bike.
There is a shower, toilet and cooking facilities, as well as a desk for writing and a small shrine; candles and incense are provided. Additionally there is space for yoga practice - we provide a yoga mat, belt and blocks.
We provide food, bedding, meditation cushions, yoga mat, belt and blocks, and shrine accessories (candles, incense etc.).
We will send you a fresh food list when you book where you can indicate what fresh food you would like from our stocks. We will then have this ready for the start of your retreat. The Sheilin is already stocked with dried foods such as pasta, rice, oats etc.
At the start of the week one of the team will also show you the retreat centre food store where you can collect additional food during the week if required, alternatively you can leave a message in the communication bin (this will be explained when you arrive).
what to bring
You will need to bring your own towel and toiletries and anything else you need that isn't provided.
Please let us know when you will be arriving so that we can arrange for someone to take your luggage up. Please try to arrive between 3.30 and 5pm and if possible no later than 6pm.
Please leave by 11am on the last day especially if you are travelling by public transport as this will be the best time to get a lift into Stirling from people leaving the retreat centre.
paying for your retreat
Booking fee (non-refundable): £75 per week (see how to book for further information)
2017 suggested donations, per week (in addition to booking fee) Waged £260, Unwaged £150
(see dana economy for further information about donations)
how to book
Contact the office to enquire about availability and to book, call 01877 384 213, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org