Subhanaya

Subhanaya lives and works at Dhanakosa and was ordained in 2021. She heads up the House and Grounds team and works in the garden, helping tend this wild and beautiful place. Time in nature, particularly swimming in the loch, is an important part of her spiritual and embodiment practice. Dance and movement has been a major part of her life and practice for 8 years, both 5Rhythmns© and Open Floor. She is currently in training to teach Open Floor, which is a resource based movement practice – www.openfloor.org
 

Rain on Still Waters: Contemplating the five Skandas

Friday, 20 October 2023 to Friday, 27 October 2023 2023

The five skandhas are a description of human experience often evoked in both early and later Buddhism to point to the nature of reality through reflection. When tackled experientially this list, that at first glance seems rather dry and abstract, becomes rich and wondrous. And, has the power to lead us to deep transformation.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

Introductory Weekend online

Friday, 7 January 2022 to Sunday, 9 January 2022 2022

This online retreat offers an excellent short introduction to Buddhism and Meditation. We will cover an introduction to two traditional Buddhist meditations: the mindfulness of breathing and the development of loving kindness (Metta Bhavana). We will also introduce some key elements of the Buddhist tradition.

Booking Fee: 
£30.00

Alive in Nature: Part One

Saturday, 8 May 2021 2021

A series of Dharma micro-adventures live from the Scottish Highlands!

Saturdays May 8, 15, 22

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First daily session (2 hrs): IE & UK 07:30 | Europe CET 08:30 | India 12:00 | Australia AEDT 16.30 | New Zealand 18.30

Second daily session (2 hrs): USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | India 23:30 | Australia AEDT 04.00 (next day) | New Zealand 06.00 (next day)

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Introductory Weekend

Friday, 29 September 2023 to Sunday, 1 October 2023 2023

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

Elemental Body: movement, nature and meditation

Friday, 14 April 2023 to Friday, 21 April 2023 2023

In this going deeper retreat we will take an embodied approach to exploring our experience as elemental beings, alive in a living world. We will use dance and movement, alongside nature awareness practice and meditation to awaken our senses to the different elements of the surrounding landscape, cultivating a deeper sense of connection to ourselves and our world.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

Alive in Nature: Part Three

Saturday, 22 May 2021 2021

A series of Dharma micro-adventures live from the Scottish Highlands!

Saturdays May 8, 15, 22

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First daily session (2 hrs): IE & UK 07:30 | Europe CET 08:30 | India 12:00 | Australia AEDT 16.30 | New Zealand 18.30

Second daily session (2 hrs): USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | India 23:30 | Australia AEDT 04.00 (next day) | New Zealand 06.00 (next day)

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Alive in Nature: Part Two

Saturday, 15 May 2021 2021

A series of Dharma micro-adventures live from the Scottish Highlands!

Saturdays May 8, 15, 22

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First daily session (2 hrs): IE & UK 07:30 | Europe CET 08:30 | India 12:00 | Australia AEDT 16.30 | New Zealand 18.30

Second daily session (2 hrs): USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | India 23:30 | Australia AEDT 04.00 (next day) | New Zealand 06.00 (next day)

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Rewind, Refresh, Renew - ONLINE

Friday, 3 December 2021 to Sunday, 5 December 2021 2021

This online weekend will be an opportunity to explore what it means to practice meditation, what helps and how we may apply the practices to every moment in a day to give rise to the possibility of a more easeful happy life.   The weekend will offer an opportunity to re-connect with our meditation through practice, talks and discussions in smaller groups. The retreat is suitable for those already familiar with the the mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavana meditation practices.

Hillwalking and Meditation

Friday, 3 September 2021 to Friday, 10 September 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.