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.  

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

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

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

absolute and relative: view and conduct

Tuesday, 13 October 2020 to Friday, 23 October 2020 2020

 ‘Though the view should be as vast as the sky, keep your conduct as fine as barley flour.’  - Padmasambhava

Along the path, insights into the open sunyata nature of reality (wisdom/view) meet and manifest in the realm of relationship and activity (conduct/compassion). We will explore this maturing process through meditation, interaction, and ritual. Viveka’s meditation teaching emphasizes an attitude of curiosity and a compassionate fearlessness that is open to whatever the path may bring.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

everything matters

Friday, 28 August 2020 to Friday, 4 September 2020 2020

We’ll use the twin tools of attention and kindness to find our way out of the claustrophobic maze of self-referential views, into the clear light of day. Our time together will be spent mostly in silence, listening to the Dharma, meditating and reflecting. Poetry, film, music and art will help illuminate the themes of compassion and emptiness.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

mindful heart: women's meditation retreat

Friday, 17 July 2020 to Friday, 24 July 2020 2020

Become more intimate with your heart/mind. We follow the direct advice of the Buddha how to practise drawing closer to our experience. This took him to the liberation of insight and he assures us if we practise with sincerity and an open heart, we can find that freedom too. Practising together we find the support to witness and engage with ourselves with love and kindness. Join us!

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

the mindful heart: women's meditation retreat

Friday, 12 July 2019 to Friday, 19 July 2019 2019

Become more intimate with your heart/mind. We follow the direct advice of the Buddha how to practise drawing closer to our experience. This took him to the liberation of insight and he assures us if we practise with sincerity and an open heart, we can find that freedom too.

Practising together we find the support to witness and engage with ourselves with love and kindness. Join us!

For more information read the retreat informationsheet.

 

Booking Fee: 
£75.00