Balajit

For several years, Balajit has been regularly leading retreats at the Vajraloka Buddhist Retreat Centre in North Wales. He also runs meditation workshops and events across the Uk and in Ireland. His teaching places particular emphasis on how developing a felt connection with the ground and body awareness, support the deepening of meditation and mindfulness. 

He also focuses on exposing and loosening assumptions and views we hold that limit us in our everyday lives – with a range of exercises and techniques to help make this happen.

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hillwalking and meditation

Friday, 8 September 2017 to Friday, 15 September 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
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going deeper - yoga and meditation

Friday, 26 May 2017 to Friday, 2 June 2017
2017

This retreat will emphasise a body-based approach to meditation supported by the mindful bodywork of Yoga to help us develop a fuller physical and emotional awareness. We will continue exploring the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana and also introduce a stronger Just Sitting and reflection element to the practice. 

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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mindfulness and the path to freedom

Friday, 2 September 2016 to Friday, 9 September 2016
2016

Far from just a means of relaxation, the Buddha’s teaching of mindfulness can bring new levels of meaning, direction and joy to our lives. On this retreat we will be exploring some of the most relevant teachings for modern life, and how we can directly put them into practice. We will be doing some light physical movement of Qi Gong to help us inhabit our bodies more fully.

For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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yoga and meditation

Friday, 1 July 2016 to Friday, 8 July 2016
2016

These retreats combine introductory meditation teaching with yoga. The supportive atmosphere of the retreat allows us to develop and deepen both practices, and understand how the two augment each other. Both meditation and yoga teaching will be from first principles and will be suitable for complete beginners.

For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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hillwalking and meditation

Friday, 13 May 2016 to Friday, 20 May 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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hillwalking and meditation

Friday, 11 September 2015 to Friday, 18 September 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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mindfulness, the path to freedom

Friday, 26 June 2015 to Friday, 3 July 2015
2015

On this retreat we will be exploring some of the core principles of Buddhism and meditation. In particular, how the Buddha’s clarity on the human condition can bring more meaning, richness and purpose to our lives. The teaching will seek to keep things simple and direct, so practical and relevant to the challenges of modern life in the west.

Over the course of the retreat you will learn two main meditation practices – the mindfulness of breathing and the metta bhavana (loving kindness). These practices help us develop calm, positive and alert states of mind.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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Opening to Life

Friday, 20 March 2015 to Friday, 27 March 2015
2015

Buddhism is not about beliefs, it’s about the way we live our lives.  On these retreats we will explore traditional Buddhist teachings and meditation practices and see how they apply directly to our lives.  As well as giving a grounding in the basic principles of Buddhism and meditation, these retreats are an ideal reflective situation in which to take a fresh look at ourselves.

For more information, please take a look here

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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going deeper: hillwalking

Friday, 22 August 2014 to Friday, 29 August 2014
2014

An ideal first regulars retreat. Enjoy the simple practice of spending time walking in the rich and beautiful landscapes that surround Dhanakosa, while being gently introduced to more silence, meditation and a stronger Buddhist context through teachings and Buddhist ritual (including 7-fold Puja), then our introductory retreats.

Guided walk options will be available to suit all levels of fitness.

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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yoga and meditation

Friday, 27 June 2014 to Friday, 4 July 2014
2014

This retreat combines introductory meditation teaching with yoga. The supportive atmosphere of the retreat allows us to develop and deepen both practices, and understand how the two augment each other.

Both meditation and yoga teaching will be from first principles and will be suitable for complete beginners.

 

For more information, take a look here

Booking Fee: 
£75.00