Amoghavira

Amoghavira first encountered Buddhism in 1979 while struggling through a mathematics degree at Glasgow University. Ordained into the Western Buddhist Order in 1982 he then started working at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre. 

He worked for 2 years at the Sydney Buddhist Centre in Australia from 1988, and on his way back to Britain in 1990, spent 3 months in Kathmandu helping run meditation and Buddhism course there. Falling in love with Nepal, he’s been a regular visitor there ever since.

In 1996, he moved to Dhanakosa to help with retreat leading here, which he’s been doing ever since. He loves being in the mountains and this has led to a passion for landscape photography and he now lives in the village of Callander, about 15 miles from Dhanakosa.

The Fire of Awakening

Friday, 11 January 2019 to Friday, 18 January 2019 2019

The 3 lakshanas (Impermanence, Unsatisfactoriness and Insubstantiality) are a fundamental expression of the Buddha’s vision of Reality. In this teaching, the Buddha is pointing to the transformative effect of acknowledging, allowing, and opening to the ways in which we experience these 3 aspects of our lives and gives us practical advice on how to stay firmly on the path of practice and awakening.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Hillwalking and Meditation

Friday, 7 September 2018 to Friday, 14 September 2018 2018

Nature is for many of us an important source of spiritual nourishment in an increasingly busy world.  On these retreats we will combine traditional Buddhist teachings with the simple practice of spending time walking in the rich and beautiful landscapes that surround Dhanakosa.  Guided walk options will be available to suit all levels of fitness.

These retreats are open to all.  They 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.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

The fire of awakening

Friday, 12 January 2018 to Friday, 19 January 2018 2018

The 3 lakshanas (Impermanence, Unsatisfactoriness and Insubstantiality) are a fundamental expression of the Buddha’s vision of Reality. In this teaching, the Buddha is pointing to the transformative effect of acknowledging, allowing, and opening to the ways in which we experience these 3 aspects of our lives and gives us practical advice on how to stay firmly on the path of practice and awakening.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

hillwalking and meditation

Friday, 9 June 2017 to Friday, 16 June 2017 2017

Nature is for many of us an important source of spiritual nourishment in an increasingly busy world.  On these retreats we will combine traditional Buddhist teachings with the simple practice of spending time walking in the rich and beautiful landscapes that surround Dhanakosa.  Guided walk options will be available to suit all levels of fitness.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

qi gong and meditation

Friday, 12 May 2017 to Friday, 19 May 2017 2017

Qi Gong helps to generate energy and vitality, and promotes self healing and inner harmony allowing us to become more fully conscious and aware. Meditation and Qi Gong complement each other beautifully.  By combining the two practices, this retreat offers us the chance to deepen our connection with ourselves and others in the natural beauty and healing environment that is Dhanakosa.

For more information, read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

The Root Verses of the Six Bardos Retreat

Friday, 15 November 2019 to Friday, 22 November 2019 2019

On this retreat we will combine meditation practice, study and ritual to enter the world of Padmasambhava, bringing ourselves alive as practitioners in every moment.  We will together be learning to see all phenomena as ephemeral within the great drama of the unfolding of existence.  And, with our heart connection strengthened, move towards liberation through no clinging.

 

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

A Heart as wide as the World

Friday, 30 August 2019 to Friday, 6 September 2019 2019

Throughout our lives we long to love ourselves more deeply and find a greater sense of intimacy with others and the world we live in. But our fear of connection means we often feel cut off from others thus creating suffering for ourselves. On this retreat we will explore the ancient Buddhist meditation of Loving Kindness practice and how it can help awaken our heart to its true potential.

 

Booking Fee: 
£75.00