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.

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hillwalking and meditation

Friday, 8 July 2016 to Friday, 15 July 2016
2016

Nature is for many of us a vital 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, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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going deeper - hillwalking and meditation

Friday, 17 June 2016 to Friday, 24 June 2016
2016

On this retreat we will encourage an appreciative sensitivity to our surroundings as we explore the local hills and glens together, often in silence. The richness of the natural environment feeding into a gentle deepening of our experience supported by meditation, reflection and simple Buddhist ritual.

For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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qi gong and meditation

Friday, 6 May 2016 to Friday, 13 May 2016
2016

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, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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photography and meditation

Friday, 25 March 2016 to Friday, 1 April 2016
2016

A retreat exploring photography which will ground you in the technical skills required to improve your photography within the wider context of learning meditation. No experience of photography is necessary but participants should bring a digital SLR camera with them.

For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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Introductory Weekend

Friday, 18 December 2015 to Sunday, 20 December 2015
2015

These retreats provide an excellent short introduction to both meditation and Buddhism. They will introduce you to two simple traditional meditation practices and give you a grounding in the basic principles of Buddhism.  They are an ideal situation in which to take a fresh look at yourself and your life.

For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£30.00
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photography, painting and meditation

Friday, 30 October 2015 to Friday, 6 November 2015
2015

On this retreat we will bring awareness to our experience through photography and painting, within a supportive environment to learn and develop a meditation practice. There will be less technical teaching than on the April photography retreat, the emphasis is on the 'Art of Being and Seeing'. No experience of photography or painting is necessary. The teachers Amoghavira and Vidyadipa both share a passion for landscape through their respective mediums of photography and painting.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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going deeper - yoga and meditation

Friday, 16 October 2015 to Friday, 23 October 2015
2015

These retreats are an ideal first regulars retreat. They take successful themes from our introductory programme but gently introduce more silence, meditation and a stronger Buddhist context through teachings and Buddhist ritual (including 7-fold Puja). They are open to anyone who has done an introductory retreat or has been attending a local centre and is looking to take their practice a bit deeper.

For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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going deeper - hillwalking and meditation

Friday, 21 August 2015 to Friday, 28 August 2015
2015

These retreats are an ideal first regulars retreat. They take successful themes from our introductory programme but gently introduce more silence, meditation and a stronger Buddhist context through teachings and Buddhist ritual (including 7-fold Puja). They are open to anyone who has done an introductory retreat or has been attending a local centre and is looking to take their practice a bit deeper.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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hillwalking and meditation

Friday, 31 July 2015 to Friday, 7 August 2015
2015

Nature is for many of us a vital 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, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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going deeper - hillwalking and meditation

Friday, 19 June 2015 to Friday, 26 June 2015
2015

This retreat is an ideal first regulars retreat. It takes successful themes from our introductory programme but gently introduce more silence, meditation and a stronger Buddhist context through teachings and Buddhist ritual (including 7-fold puja).

They are open to anyone who has done an introductory retreat or has been attending a local Triratna centre and is looking to take their practice deeper.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00