dhanakosa's response to coronavirus
In line with the current Scottish Government requirement for 1m physical distancing, we are limiting numbers on retreats and limiting people to one booking per person up until the end of 2021. Until the distancing requirements are eased, everyone will be offered a single room but please be aware some bathroom facilities are shared. Physical distancing at 1m, enhanced cleaning and group segregation will be in operation throughout the retreat. We suggest that people avoid public transport to get to Dhanakosa, however you are still welcome to come on retreat if you do need to use public transport. We are keeping a close eye on the easing of distancing restrictions and hope to increase the number of retreat places from mid-August. You can read Nayaka's latest announcement here.
The 2021 programme is open for bookings with reduced numbers. We appreciate that there is considerable uncertainty regarding what will be possible and for whom. However, we are working hard to continue to offer retreats where it can be done safely and appropriately under these difficult circumstances. Please be aware that the situation remains uncertain. Local lockdowns, travel disruption, and last-minute cancellations or programme changes are all possible at this time.
Coming on retreat in this environment will feel different - we have put together a Covid-19 pre-retreat information sheet with more detail about what to expect, please read this before booking and in advance of coming on retreat.
Please see our revised transfers and cancellations policy below. And, feel free to contact us if you have any queries, by email email@example.com or call 01877 384213.
transfer and cancellation policy:
We are aware that these are unprecedented circumstances which will have a significant financial impact on many people. Dhanakosa has lost a considerable amount of money during the pandemic and continues to do so. Fortunately, we had been saving money for building projects, so we are currently reasonably confident of being able to weather a period of reduced finances. However, if you are willing to let us retain your booking fee as a donation that will alleviate our situation significantly.
Our cancellation policy has been updated in July 2021. If you cancel a retreat booking it will be possible to recieve a refund or transfer the booking fee to another retreat within 12 months, provided you give us at least 1 month’s notice from the start of the retreat you are cancelling. After which booking fees are only transferable under special circumstances, including those related to COVID-19. See our full cancelations, and transfers policy here.
support and connection:
Our practice of the Dharma is vital at times of uncertainty and suffering. We need to resource and support ourselves and our communities through our practice of metta, mindfulness and compassionate connection. Keep connected with Dhanakosa and the retreat experience with our free online meditation, talks and yoga, find more information here.