Larry Butler

Larry Butler was born in Illinois and has been living in Glasgow since 1981.  He has been leading retreats at Dhanakosa since the early nineties when it first opened. His day job is teaching tai-chi in healthcare settings including the Maggie Cancer Care Centre  where he also facilitates a therapeutic writing group.

His passions are poetry,dance, drama, gardening and wild swimming. He's the editor for Playspace Publications , a published poet and researcher for Art in Health.

Wild awake in winter

Friday, 26 January 2018 to Friday, 2 February 2018 2018

If we are going to save the world, we need to love the world. To love the world, we need to be ‘in’ the world. What might this look like?  Imagine yourself in close contact with nature, with your eyes and ears, your heart and mind wide-open.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

everyday mindfulness

Friday, 22 April 2016 to Friday, 29 April 2016 2016

This retreat explores how we can shift towards a more mindful way of being that really will make a difference to the way we live and experience ourselves. We will learn about the place of mindfulness within a Buddhist context and experience the joys (and challenges) of meditation. The gentle movement of yoga and tai-chi, as well as some reflective writing, will support us on this journey of discovery.

For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

writing into summer

Friday, 20 June 2014 to Friday, 27 June 2014 2014

The Summer Solstice is a time to pause and take stock: what will we nurture and harvest and what shall go into the compost?

The combination of creative and reflective writing, meditation and Buddhist teachings will give the opportunity to refresh ourselves, re-evaluate and re-commit to our truest values and to celebrate life in all its wonder and complexity.

For more information take a look here.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Embrace Tiger Return to Mountain

Friday, 18 October 2019 to Friday, 25 October 2019 2019

Each move is a metaphor – Tai Chi & Qi Gong, writing & poetry have much in common: form, structure, sensitivity and a striving towards essence. Whatever arises from our practice we will use to play with the reality of our inter-connectedness - write about it and share our stories.

 

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Tai Chi, Poetry and Meditation - Waving Hands like Clouds

Friday, 20 October 2017 to Friday, 27 October 2017 2017

A retreat expanding our horizons through language (writing, voice and body).  Each move in Tai Chi is a metaphor.  The structured forms provide an inspiring backdrop for the creation of rhythmic patterns with words.  Tai Chi and poetry have much in common: form, structure, sensitivity and a striving towards essence.

For more information, read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

everyday mindfulness

Friday, 21 April 2017 to Friday, 28 April 2017 2017

This retreat explores how we can shift towards a more mindful way of being that really will make a difference to the way we live and experience ourselves.  We will learn about the place of mindfulness within a Buddhist context and experience the joys (and challenges) of meditation. The gentle movement of yoga and Tai Chi, as well as some reflective writing, will support us on this journey of discovery.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

tai chi, poetry and meditation

Friday, 21 October 2016 to Friday, 28 October 2016 2016

A retreat expanding our horizons through language (writing, voice and body). Each move in Tai Chi is a metaphor. The structured forms provide and inspiring backdrop for the creation of rhythmic patterns with words. Tai Chi and poetry have much in common: form, structure, sensitivity and a striving towards essence.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

tai chi, writing and meditation

Friday, 23 October 2015 to Friday, 30 October 2015 2015

A retreat expanding our horizons through language (voice & body). Each move in tai-chi is a metaphor. The structured forms provide an inspiring backdrop for the creation of rhythmic patterns with words. Tai-chi & writing have much in common: form, structure, sensitivity and a striving towards essence.

For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

everyday mindfulness

Friday, 22 May 2015 to Friday, 29 May 2015 2015

This retreat explores how we can shift towards a more mindful way of being that really will make a difference to the way we live and experience ourselves. We will learn about the place of mindfulness within a Buddhist context and experience the joys (and challenges) of meditation. The gentle movement of yoga and tai-chi, as well as some reflective writing, will support us on this journey of discovery.

 

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Tai Chi, Poetry and Meditation: Waving Hands like Clouds

Friday, 17 October 2014 to Friday, 24 October 2014 2014

Tai Chi and poetry have much in common: form, structure, sensitivity and a striving towards essence. Conscious movement can fuel creative expression in surprising ways.

This is a retreat expanding our horizons through language (writing, voice and body). 

 

For more information, take a look here

 

 

Booking Fee: 
£75.00