Maitrivira

Maitrivira has been participating in Dhanakosa retreats for 20 years. He brings a wealth of experience with him.

wild swimming, embodied movement and meditation

Friday, 9 August 2024 to Friday, 16 August 2024 2024

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 to swim in the local lochs and rivers as well as other explorations of water and wet places. We will also 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.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

walking and nature awareness

Friday, 26 July 2024 to Friday, 2 August 2024 2024

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, and an appreciative and playful investigation of the natural world around us to create an experience of depth and connection.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

scottish sangha weekend

Friday, 7 June 2024 to Sunday, 9 June 2024 2024

An opportunity for the Scottish sangha to gather at Dhanakosa for a weekend of collective practice.

This retreat is for people regularly attending centres or groups within the Scottish Triratna Buddhist Community, including mitras and order members.

Booking Fee: 
£50.00

qi gong and meditation

Friday, 17 May 2024 to Friday, 24 May 2024 2024

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.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

Yoga, embodied movement and meditation

Friday, 19 January 2024 to Friday, 26 January 2024 2024

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.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

Padmasambhava and the Vajra of Awakening

Friday, 1 December 2023 to Friday, 8 December 2023 2023

The retreat will draw on the inspiration of Padmasambhava, Tantric Guru, who was invited to Tibet to transform the deeper, more unruly forces of the mind. Padmasambhava is seen to be both a historical and mythic figure within Buddhism. He was a renowned Yogi, Dharma Teacher, Shaman, and Healer.

We will bring Padmasambhava to life through talks and Buddhist devotional practice through meditation, silence, and ritual we will explore both the energetic and receptive elements of his teaching.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

yoga, embodied movement & meditation

Friday, 17 November 2023 to Friday, 24 November 2023 2023

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.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

Introductory Weekend

Friday, 29 September 2023 to Sunday, 1 October 2023 2023

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 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 read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Wild Swimming, Embodied Movement & meditation

Friday, 16 June 2023 to Friday, 23 June 2023 2023

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.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00