Siddhimala

Siddhimala became involved with the Triratna Buddhist Community in 1992 and moved into a community in London before going to live and work at Taraloka retreat Centre in 1994 for 3.5yrs and at Dhanakosa in 2014 for 4 years. She was ordained in 2002 and is inspired by the Bodhisattva ideal - a life in the service of a higher purpose.

She trained to teach Tibetan Yoga (Kum Nye) from 2008-11, which she finds a very helpful addition to the practice of mindfulness and meditation. She enjoys sharing her passions of Meditation, Dharma, walking, kayaking, music and the dance of countryside and wildlife.

Introductory weekend

Friday, 9 October 2020 to Sunday, 11 October 2020 2020

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

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£50.00

awake in the wild

Friday, 25 September 2020 to Friday, 2 October 2020 2020

On this retreat we will explore how our connection with nature, landscape, and the elements can support a deepening of awareness and a more embodied and harmonious approach to life.  We will weave together Buddhist teachings, meditation practice, mindful walking and an appreciative and playful investigation of the natural world around us to create an experience of depth and connection.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

going deeper hillwalking and meditation

Friday, 31 July 2020 to Friday, 7 August 2020 2020

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

hillwalking and meditation

Friday, 1 May 2020 to Friday, 8 May 2020 2020

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: 
£75.00

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

Introductory weekend

Friday, 8 November 2019 to Sunday, 10 November 2019 2019

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.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

 

Booking Fee: 
£50.00

Walking and Nature Awareness

Friday, 25 October 2019 to Friday, 1 November 2019 2019

On this retreat we will explore how our connection with nature, landscape, and the elements can support a deepening of awareness and a more embodied and harmonious approach to life.  We will weave together Buddhist teachings, meditation practice, mindful walking and an appreciative and playful investigation of the natural world around us to create an experience of depth and connection.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Hillwalking and Meditation

Friday, 13 September 2019 to Friday, 20 September 2019 2019

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.

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

Knowing the mind of the Buddha

Monday, 22 July 2019 to Friday, 2 August 2019 2019

Gautama became Buddha by awakening to a radically different way of perceiving himself and the world, attaining a perspective that freed him from the pain that comes from the unenlightened mind’s faulty assumptions about who we are and how peace can be found. On this retreat we’ll explore how both shamatha and vipashyana practices can help us to see as the Buddha did — to know the mind of the Buddha.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

Hillwalking and Meditation

Friday, 3 May 2019 to Friday, 10 May 2019 2019

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.

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