Moksadhi

Moksadhi first came across Buddhism in Nepal and encountered Triratna at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre in 2013. After participating in a 5 month residential Dharma LIfe course at Adhisthana in 2016, she moved to London to immerse herself in Buddhist practice, living in community and working for Lama's Pyjamas charity shop. She completed her ordination training at the London Buddhist Centre, getting ordained at Akashavana in 2019. Moksadhi has a long standing love of the wilds of Scotland and has been involved in hill walking retreats at Dhanakosa since 2017. She joined the community at Dhanakosa in June 2020 to pursue her love of the elemental wilds in relation to her Buddhist practice more fully.

Alive in Nature: Part Three

Saturday, 22 May 2021 2021

A series of Dharma micro-adventures live from the Scottish Highlands!

Saturdays May 8, 15, 22

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First daily session (2 hrs): IE & UK 07:30 | Europe CET 08:30 | India 12:00 | Australia AEDT 16.30 | New Zealand 18.30

Second daily session (2 hrs): USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | India 23:30 | Australia AEDT 04.00 (next day) | New Zealand 06.00 (next day)

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September half-day retreat: Is Enlightenment possible?

Wednesday, 8 September 2021 2021

Wednesday 8th September 2021: 10.15 - 13.00 (GMT)

You're welcome to join us online for the September half-day retreat. We'll spend the morning exploring the theme 'Is Enlightenment possible?' through the practice of meditation, a short talk and small group reflections. We'll explore the question through looking at the four noble truths:

Existence is suffering,

Its cause is desire,

Desire can be conquered,

There is a Way.

Women's winter online

Tuesday, 29 December 2020 to Sunday, 3 January 2021 2021

Join our popular New Year retreat online for 2020. We are sad not to be able to welcome you here at Dhanakosa but confident we can have a meaningful and connecting experience online with a good balance of input all together and in smaller groups with time offline to reflect and recoup.

Women's Winter

Tuesday, 28 December 2021 to Tuesday, 4 January 2022 2022

This popular retreat is held over a particularly reflective time of year. It offers an opportunity to look back over the previous year and to anticipate the next - with meditation, discussion, Dharma study and a big ritual on New Year’s Eve. This retreat is for Mitras in the Triratna Buddhist Community who wish to deepen their Buddhist practice and who have been on at least one week-long retreat.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

Walking and Nature Awareness

Friday, 8 October 2021 to Friday, 15 October 2021 2021

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.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

Hillwalking and Meditation

Friday, 6 August 2021 to Friday, 13 August 2021 2021

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: 
£100.00

Awake in the Wild

Friday, 14 May 2021 to Friday, 21 May 2021 2021

Cultivating a deeper appreciation of the beautiful natural world around Dhanakosa through focusing on our often unexplored world of sense experience with outdoor meditative exercises, Buddhist and nature rituals along with grounding in body awareness through daily Qi Gong practice.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

Spring Rain on Still Waters: Contemplating the five Skandas

Friday, 12 March 2021 to Friday, 19 March 2021 2021

This retreat will now be running online. For more information and booking see our online retreat calendar.

Watching raindrops fall on still water is a magical experience.  It is also one of a number of images the Buddha uses to communicate what it is like to contemplate the nature of our existence through the five skandhas. This retreat will take a direct and experiential approach to exploring that nature of existence.