Jayachitta

Jayachitta has been a Buddhist since 1981 and has lived and worked with other Buddhists for a lot of that time. She has a deep love of performance and the infinity of human expression. 2002-4 she trained in physical theatre at Kiklos Scuola in Italy.

Since then she trained in Improvisation with Andrew Morrish, John Britton, Kate Hilder and others. Improvisation, movement and exploring the clown are very important to her as additional approaches to the spiritual life, as they are based in physical expression and play.

She sees them as an interactive way of entering and exploring the space that one discovers in meditation. It's in that spirit of play that we can discover who we are and can be. Please check out her websites on improvisation and on clowning

Dancing the Unknown

Friday, 15 March 2019 to Friday, 22 March 2019 2019

Movement exercises will be used on this retreat to support, explore and deepen meditation practice. By moving our physical body we can be more present and engaged in this moment only, leaving the next one to come freely without assumptions, allowing thought and feelings to come and go without holding on. The programme will be appreciative and playful and is suitable for anybody who wants to explore physical and vocal expression in a supportive environment.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

dancing the unknown

Friday, 3 March 2017 to Friday, 10 March 2017 2017

This retreat combines meditation with movement improvisation. The atmosphere will be playful and appreciative and is suitable for anyone who wants to explore physical and vocal expression in a supportive environment. Improvisation supports meditation in helping us to be present to the ever-moving mind, allowing thoughts and feelings to come and go, without holding on.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

dancing the unknown

Friday, 7 November 2014 to Friday, 14 November 2014 2014

This retreat combines meditation with movement improvisation. The atmosphere will be playful and appreciative and is suitable for anyone who wants to explore physical and vocal expression in a supportive environment.

Improvisation supports meditation in helping us to be present to the ever-moving mind, allowing thoughts and feelings to come and go, without holding on.

 

For more information please take a look here

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

The play of the now

Friday, 6 November 2020 to Friday, 13 November 2020 2020

Movement and meditation follow on from one another, bridging the gap between stillness and engagement with the world. Easy physical improvisational exercises will help us to become more present and mindful, and open us to more light and joy. This will enrich our attention within and outside of meditation allowing us to be saturated with the spirit of discovery. This retreat is suitable for anybody who wants to explore physical and vocal expression in a supportive environment.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

hillwalking and meditation

Friday, 18 September 2020 to Friday, 25 September 2020 2020

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

dancing the unknown

Friday, 4 March 2016 to Friday, 11 March 2016 2016

This retreat combines meditation with movement improvisation. The atmosphere will be playful and appreciative and is suitable for anyone who wants to explore physical and vocal expression in a supportive environment. Improvisation supports meditation in helping us to be present to the ever-moving mind, allowing thoughts and feelings to come and go, without holding on.

For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00