Ratnadevi

Ratnadevi joined the Triratna Buddhist Order in 1982 and has been leading retreats at Dhanakosa and other retreat centres since then, on a regular basis.  Originally from Germany, she spent 5 years at Taraloka retreat centre for women and now lives in Glasgow where she teaches Yoga.

Since 2004 she has been facilitating MBCT courses and retreats; training and supervising healthcare professionals; teaching  mindfulness skills at Caledonia University to social work and psychology students, as well as offering one-to-one sessions.  

She is also a writer, visual artist and musician, holds an arts-based PhD and tends an allotment.  She seeks to bring an attitude of playful enquiry to all aspects of her work. Her website can be found at www.livingmindfulness.net

everyday mindfulness

Friday, 22 April 2016 to Friday, 29 April 2016 2016

This retreat explores how we can shift towards a more mindful way of being that really will make a difference to the way we live and experience ourselves. We will learn about the place of mindfulness within a Buddhist context and experience the joys (and challenges) of meditation. The gentle movement of yoga and tai-chi, as well as some reflective writing, will support us on this journey of discovery.

For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

writing into summer

Friday, 20 June 2014 to Friday, 27 June 2014 2014

The Summer Solstice is a time to pause and take stock: what will we nurture and harvest and what shall go into the compost?

The combination of creative and reflective writing, meditation and Buddhist teachings will give the opportunity to refresh ourselves, re-evaluate and re-commit to our truest values and to celebrate life in all its wonder and complexity.

For more information take a look here.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Everyday Mindfulness

Friday, 28 March 2014 to Friday, 4 April 2014 2014

This retreat explores how we can shift towards a more mindful way of being that really will make a difference to the way we live and experience ourselves.

We will learn about the place of mindfulness within a Buddhist context and experience the joys (and challenges) of meditation.

The gentle movement of yoga and tai-chi, as well as some reflective writing, will support us on this journey of discovery.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

White Crane Spreads Wings

Friday, 13 March 2020 to Friday, 20 March 2020 2020

Each move is a metaphor – Tai Chi and poetry have much in common:  form, structure, sensitivity, awareness and a striving towards essence.  Whatever arises in our minds and bodies, inside and outside, up mountains and by lochs – we will move with and write about it then share our stories for the benefit of each other and all living beings.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

everyday mindfulness

Friday, 21 April 2017 to Friday, 28 April 2017 2017

This retreat explores how we can shift towards a more mindful way of being that really will make a difference to the way we live and experience ourselves.  We will learn about the place of mindfulness within a Buddhist context and experience the joys (and challenges) of meditation. The gentle movement of yoga and Tai Chi, as well as some reflective writing, will support us on this journey of discovery.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

everyday mindfulness

Friday, 22 May 2015 to Friday, 29 May 2015 2015

This retreat explores how we can shift towards a more mindful way of being that really will make a difference to the way we live and experience ourselves. We will learn about the place of mindfulness within a Buddhist context and experience the joys (and challenges) of meditation. The gentle movement of yoga and tai-chi, as well as some reflective writing, will support us on this journey of discovery.

 

Booking Fee: 
£75.00