Pasadini

Pasadini has been a practicing Buddhist/meditator since Y2K. She enjoys the simplicity, intimacy and honesty that meditation is/requires of her, and feels deeply honoured to be able to introduce others to meditation, and Buddhist practice. She lived at Dhanakosa for two years, and now stays in Glasgow full time and leads retreats at Dhanakosa several times a year.

Originally hailing from Eastern Canadian shores, but having spent her whole adult life in the US, until 2012, she will forgive you if you think she sounds American.  Its like totally totally awesome dude.  

A heart as wide as the world

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.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

Life of Objects - wabi sabi & animism

Friday, 11 March 2022 to Friday, 18 March 2022 2022

Fall in love with life again. A Retreat on the Art of Perception.

When we realise that what we experience is not the ‘thing out there’ but our own perception, our relationship with things is suddenly changed. The teapot and the bowl are no longer objects separate from us, but alive and intimately connected to us, even a part of us.

“Picking violets by the side of the road,

I forgot my begging bowl.

How sad you must be, my poor little bowl.”

— RYOKAN

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

Yoga and Meditation Online

Saturday, 21 November 2020 to Thursday, 26 November 2020 2020

This online version of our popular yoga and meditation retreat will combine introductory meditation teaching with yoga. We will cover an introduction to two traditional Buddhist meditations; the mindfulness of breathing and the development of loving kindness (Metta Bhavana) as well as a solid introduction to the principals of meditation.  We will also be exploring some of the broader aspects of traditional Buddhism to get a flavour of how these might be relevant to our modern lives.   

Hillwalking and Meditation

Friday, 24 September 2021 to Friday, 1 October 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

The Heart in Awakening - ONLINE

Friday, 16 October 2020 to Friday, 23 October 2020 2020

This retreat is an opportunity to practice connection and the capacity to abide with the vast possibilities of the human heart.  With online teaching from Viveka and keying into the residential retreat group at dhanakosa through the week for meditations and puja. This retreat is for members of the Triratna Buddhist Order only.

The online retreat will run on the zoom meeting platform. This works in most web browsers, and you can also get free apps for all major mobile platforms too. You don’t need to pay for an account to take part.

Booking Fee: 
£50.00

The Heart in Awakening - Residential

Friday, 16 October 2020 to Friday, 23 October 2020 2020

Meditation retreat open to members of the Triratna Buddhist Order.

This is an opportunity to practice connection and the capacity to abide with the vast possibilities of the human heart.  Pasadini will lead a small residential group at Dhanakosa, with daily online input through the week from Viveka.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Simply being

Friday, 31 August 2018 to Friday, 7 September 2018 2018

‘Simply being’ points to a quality of awakeness and receptivity that we can recognise at any moment, both in and outside of formal meditation. It’s an openness to full presence in our being - in our body, senses and awareness. It suggests opening to what we really are, beyond conceptual fabrication, inseparable from nature itself, which is undivided and ungraspable. 

These are meditation retreats and will be conducted mostly in silence. They will normally have between 5 and 7 hours a day of sitting meditation.  

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Opening to life

Friday, 23 February 2018 to Friday, 2 March 2018 2018

Buddhism is not about beliefs, it’s about the way we live our lives.  On these retreats we will explore traditional Buddhist teachings and meditation practices and see how they apply directly to our lives.  These retreats are an ideal reflective situation in which to take a fresh look at ourselves.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00