Shraddhadharani

Sraddhadharani first began practising Buddhism in Manchester in the late '90's. A desire to explore her practise more deeply away from the distractions and demands of busy urban life lead to her moving to the Scottish Borders, where she has lived for the last 16 years with her partner and various dogs and cats. Her interest in and commitment to Buddhism continued to develop and thrive, helped by the beauty and peace of the surrounding landscape, as well as the many opportunities available within the Triratna Buddhist Community and she was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2013. She has a particular interest in meditation and has been co-facilitating a Meditation Group in her local village hall for the last 8 years. She also works as a dog walker and massage therapist and enjoys using ritual and ceremony as a way of bringing people together around shared values and experiences.

 

Fire of Awakening ONLINE

Saturday, 13 February 2021 to Thursday, 18 February 2021 2021

The 3 lakshanas (Impermanence, Unsatisfactoriness and Insubstantiality) are a fundamental expression of the Buddha’s vision of Reality. In this teaching, the Buddha is pointing to the transformative effect of acknowledging, allowing, and opening to the ways in which we experience these 3 aspects of our lives and gives us practical advice on how to stay firmly on the path of practice and awakening.

Booking Fee: 
£50.00

Padmasambhava and the Heart of Awakening ONLINE

Saturday, 14 November 2020 to Thursday, 19 November 2020 2020

The retreat will draw on the inspiration of Padmasambhava, Tantric Guru, who was invited to Tibet to transform the deeper, more unruly forces of the mind.  Through meditation, silence and ritual we will explore the ‘Heart of Awakening’ practice which he taught.

The retreat will start on Saturday evening at 7.30pm. The programme for Sun – Wed will be:

Opening to Life

Friday, 5 February 2021 to Friday, 12 February 2021 2021

Covid-19 update: Sadly due to covid-19 restrictions in Scotland and across the UK this retreat has been cancelled and will now be running online. For more information and booking click here.

Mindfulness and the Path to Freedom

Friday, 17 January 2020 to Friday, 24 January 2020 2020

Far from just a means of relaxation, the Buddha’s teaching of mindfulness can bring new levels of meaning, direction and joy to our lives. We will be exploring some of the most relevant teachings for modern life, and how we can directly put them into practice as well as doing some gentle Qi Gong movements to help us inhabit our bodies more fully.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

 

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Hillwalking and Meditation

Friday, 7 June 2019 to Friday, 14 June 2019 2019

Going Deeper retreats are an ideal first regulars retreat. They are suitable for anyone who has already done an introductory retreat or, who has been attending their local Triratna centre and wants to take things deeper. Going Deeper – with Hillwalking takes the established successful Hillwalking retreat format and by intensifying the practice enables us to connect more deeply with our experience both in the shrine room and, in nature.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

going deeper - awakening to reality

Friday, 2 October 2015 to Friday, 9 October 2015 2015

On this retreat we will explore the Buddha's four noble truths and eightfold path to awakening through talks discussion meditation, reflection and ritual.  There will be more silence, meditation and a stronger Buddhist context (including an introduction to and practice of 7-fold Puja) than on our introductory retreats. They are open to anyone who has done an introductory retreat or has been attending a local centre and is looking to take their practice a bit deeper.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

The Green Buddha Online: Appreciative Mindfulness in Troubled Times

Saturday, 23 January 2021 to Thursday, 28 January 2021 2021

Smritiratna writes: "We live, it seems, in increasingly troubled times. Yet if we fall prey to fear, hatred, blame and conflict, things only get worse. Somehow we need the resources to find our feet, rise up and meet the challenges we face with courage and confidence, with strength and dignity, with creativity and compassion, with wisdom and the harmonising speech that builds concord and co-operation.

Booking Fee: 
£50.00

Scottish Sangha Weekend

Friday, 4 June 2021 to Sunday, 6 June 2021 2021

You need to be an order member, mitra or a centre regular within the Scottish Triratna Buddhist Community in order to attend this retreat.

Covid-19 update: At the current time we are expecting to be able to run this retreat with a maximum of 10 retreatants and 2 team members. We will be following physical distancing guidelines and have enhanced cleaning and hygiene measures in place.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00