Maitrivira has been participating in Dhanakosa retreats for 20 years. He brings a wealth of experience with him.
Friday, 5 August 2022 to Friday, 12 August 2022 2022
"If happiness has not its seat and centre in the breast. We may be wise or rich or great but never can be blessed. No treasures, no pleasures can make us happy long. The hearts aye the part aye that makes us right or wrong"; so Robert Burns declared 200 years ago. We will focus on meditations of the heart; practice exercises that will lead us into the hidden depths and treasures that lie in our hearts; explore the heart opening potential of living for a week in spiritual community with like-minded people.
Wednesday, 14 April 2021 2021
April 14th 2021 10.15 - 13.00 (GMT)
You're welcome to join Maitrivira online for the April half-day retreat. We'll spend the morning exploring the theme 'The Buddha and the Human' through the practice of meditation, a short talk and small group reflections.
Please join us at 10.15 to settle and say hello. The zoom room will be locked at 10.30 and we'll stay online through to the end of the retreat at 1pm. As well as the meditation period there will be hourly breaks built in to refresh your energy. This is a chance to come together in shared practice once more.
Friday, 23 April 2021 to Sunday, 25 April 2021 2021
Introductory weekend: Rewind, Refresh, Renew
This online weekend will be an opportunity to explore what it means to practice meditation, what helps and how we may apply the practices to every moment in a day to give rise to the possibility of a more easeful happy life. The weekend will include some gentle movement, meditation practice, discussions, exploration and sharing in smaller groups and is suitable for beginners and those already familiar with the practices.
Friday, 26 November 2021 to Friday, 3 December 2021 2021
This retreat is appropriate for people with an established meditation practice within the Triratna Buddhist Community. The retreat will draw on inspiration from Padmasambhava, the original Tantric Guru, who guides us to transform the deeper, more unruly forces of our mind.
Padmasambhava is seen to be both a historical and mythic figure within Buddhism. He was a renowned Yogi, Dharma Teacher, Shaman, and Healer.
Friday, 2 December 2022 to Friday, 9 December 2022 2022
Combining meditation with the process of ‘Focusing’, this retreat explores a way of living from an embodied sense of Presence.
In the 1960’s Eugene Gendlin coined the term ‘Focusing’ to give expression to an innate way of being, along with a practice to re-kindle this natural process. In essence, the process of Focusing offers a way of compassionately listening to our lived experience. Through the timeless, sacred act of listening, we give space for the body’s wisdom to be known and creative new life to unfold.
Friday, 18 November 2022 to Friday, 25 November 2022 2022
These retreats combine introductory meditation teaching with a blend of traditional yoga and contemporary approaches to embodied movement. This playful synthesis of body based approaches to wellbeing (through meditation and movement) in the peaceful and beautiful environment of the retreat can help restore physical and mental vitality and balance in our lives.
Friday, 29 July 2022 to Friday, 5 August 2022 2022
This retreat will take a playful approach to reconnecting with the body through the elemental experience of water and through movement. Each day we will have the opportunity for several swims in the local lochs and rivers as well as other explorations of water and wet places. We will be using movement to support embodiment and connection. There will also be introductory meditation teaching, daily collective meditation practice, and a practical contemporary look at some traditional Buddhist teachings.
Friday, 8 July 2022 to Friday, 15 July 2022 2022
On this retreat we will explore how our connection with nature, landscape, and the elements can support a deepening of awareness and a more embodied and harmonious approach to life. We will weave together Buddhist teachings, meditation practice, mindful walking and an appreciative and playful investigation of the natural world around us to create an experience of depth and connection.
Friday, 6 May 2022 to Friday, 13 May 2022 2022
Qi Gong is rapidly growing in popularity as a practice which helps to generate more energy and vitality; promotes self-healing and inner harmony; and can improve levels of health considerably. Many people benefit from having a movement practice to accompany and support their sitting meditation practice. Meditation is an integral component of Qi Gong, and they complement each other beautifully.
Friday, 14 January 2022 to Friday, 21 January 2022 2022
These retreats combine introductory meditation teaching with a blend of traditional yoga and contemporary approaches to embodied movement. This playful synthesis of body based approaches to wellbeing (through meditation and movement) in the peaceful and beautiful environment of the retreat can help restore physical and mental vitality, and balance in our lives.