a living mirror
Dhivan is from Somerset in England, and was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2004. His book This Being That Becomes: the Buddha's teaching on conditionality was published by Windhorse in 2011. He lives in Bristol, where he teaches philosophy for the Open University.
His website is www.dhivan.net
Nayaka - Nayaka came to Dhanakosa in 1996 after learning to meditate with the Newcastle Buddhist Centre. Drawn by the mountains, he quickly felt at home here and became increasingly involved in the running of the centre. He became part of the management team in 1999, was ordained into the Western Buddhist Order in 2001 and became centre director in 2006. He has a background in earth and life sciences, has a long standing interest in natural history and a love of the wilderness.
Nayaka lives at Dhanakosa with Dharmavasini and their 2 children.
Maitridevi was ordained in 1999 and spent 19 years living in Cambridge working in Windhorse Trading - a Buddhist run business. She has recently moved to Taraloka retreat centre to join the teaching team there.
She has a love of meditating in nature, swimming in rivers and hiding in forests, and her passion is exploring how to engage the imagination in practice.
Regulars - Triratna
These retreats are for people who are currently practising within the context of the Triratna Buddhist Community. Previous experience of the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana meditations and of the Sevenfold Puja will be assumed.
An exploration of anapanasati (mindfulness of breathing in sixteen stages), aiming to engage the whole of our human experience, through sutta study and group discussion, meditation and silence, bodywork and ritual. Moving through the stages of anapanasati takes us deeper into clear and still awareness, leaving us sensitive and open like a living mirror.
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