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 with her wife and dog, 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.  

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introductory weekend - buddhism and meditation

Friday, 10 November 2017 to Sunday, 12 November 2017
2017

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 a grounding in the basic principles of Buddhism.  They are an ideal situation in which to take a fresh look at yourself and your life.

Booking Fee: 
£30.00
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going deeper - embodied awakening (women's meditation)

Friday, 30 June 2017 to Friday, 7 July 2017
2017

From the seat of meditation, we meet our experience in its entirety. What do we do next?

It is in our direct embodied experience we are able to witness the truth of this moment, and we will learn to be with what we find without covering it up or distorting it. This moves us into the uncharted territory of learning to go beyond our caught habits, and to feel the release of liberation associated with this radical experience of letting go.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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hillwalking and meditation: Walking, Mountains and Meditation

Friday, 16 May 2014 to Friday, 23 May 2014
2014

Nature is for many of us a vital source of spiritual nourishment in an increasingly busy world.  On this retreat 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.

See also going deeper:hillwalking

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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Order weekend

Friday, 19 October 2018 to Sunday, 21 October 2018
2018

Only open to Members of the Triratna Buddhist Order

Booking Fee: 
£30.00
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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
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Yoga and Meditation

Friday, 3 August 2018 to Friday, 10 August 2018
2018

These retreats combine introductory meditation teaching with yoga. The supportive atmosphere of the retreat allows us to develop and deepen both practices, and understand how the two augment each other. Both meditation and yoga teaching will be from first principles and will be suitable for complete beginners. 

These retreats are open to all.  They are suitable for both beginners and those with more experience but no previous experience is assumed.  All these retreats include introductory meditation teaching and periods of silence.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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Women's Meditation

Friday, 22 June 2018 to Friday, 29 June 2018
2018

These retreats are an ideal first regulars retreat. They take successful themes from our introductory programme and gently introduce more silence, meditation and a stronger Buddhist context through teachings and ritual (including 7-fold Puja). They are open to anyone who has done an introductory retreat or has been attending a local Triratna Buddhist centre and is looking to take their practice deeper.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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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
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yoga and meditation

Friday, 8 December 2017 to Friday, 15 December 2017
2017

These retreats combine introductory meditation teaching with yoga. The supportive atmosphere of the retreat allows us to develop and deepen both practices, and understand how the two augment each other. Both meditation and yoga teaching will be from first principles and will be suitable for complete beginners.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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tai chi and meditation - stillness in motion

Friday, 19 May 2017 to Friday, 26 May 2017
2017

Tai Chi is very beneficial for promoting relaxation, inner and outer balance and stimulating the body's healing energies. This retreat will include Tai Chi instruction, Buddhist meditation, some ritual and silence -­ as well as free time to explore the beautiful surroundings.

For more information, read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00