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.

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

Introductory weekend - ONLINE

Friday, 23 April 2021 to Sunday, 25 April 2021 2021

The online introductory weekend offers an excellent short introduction to Buddhism and Meditation.  We will cover two simple traditional meditation practices and give you grounding in the basic principles of Buddhism.  They provide an ideal situation in which to take a fresh look at yourself and your life.

The online retreat will run on the zoom meeting platform. This works in most web browsers, and you can also get free apps for all major mobile platforms too. You don’t need to pay for an account to take part.

Booking Fee: 
£30.00

Qi Gong and Meditation

Friday, 10 December 2021 to Friday, 17 December 2021 2021

Qi Gong helps to generate energy and vitality, promoting self healing and inner harmony allowing us to become more aware. Meditation and Qi Gong complement each other beautifully.  By combining the two practices, this retreat offers us the chance to deepen our connection with ourselves and others in the natural beauty and healing environment that is Dhanakosa.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

Mindfulness, Path to Freedom

Friday, 12 November 2021 to Friday, 19 November 2021 2021

For this retreat we will be exploring some of the core principles of Buddhism and meditation. In particular, how the Buddha’s clarity on the human condition can bring more meaning, richness and purpose to our lives. The teaching will seek to keep things simple and direct, so practical and relevant to the challenges of modern life in the west.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

Simply Being

Friday, 10 September 2021 to Friday, 17 September 2021 2021

‘Simply being’ points to the aliveness and awakeness that we can recognise at any moment. It’s an openness to full presence, our full being - in body, senses and awareness. It points to being what we really are, beyond conceptual fabrication. In recognising and opening to the steady and spacious aspects of experience here and now, we may glimpse a timeless awareness-emptiness that is inseparable from loving, compassionate energy.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

Hillwalking and Meditation

Friday, 9 July 2021 to Friday, 16 July 2021 2021

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: 
£100.00

Hillwalking and Meditation

Friday, 7 May 2021 to Friday, 14 May 2021 2021

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: 
£100.00

Introductory Weekend

Friday, 17 December 2021 to Sunday, 19 December 2021 2021

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: 
£75.00

Qi Gong and Meditation

Friday, 27 November 2020 to Friday, 4 December 2020 2020

Qi Gong helps to generate energy and vitality, promoting self healing and inner harmony allowing us to become more aware. Meditation and Qi Gong complement each other beautifully.  By combining the two practices, this retreat offers us the chance to deepen our connection with ourselves and others in the natural beauty and healing environment that is Dhanakosa.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

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