Smritiratna first took up Buddhist practice in 1977 at the age of 21 while studying Developmental Psychology at Sussex University. At 27, he began training in earnest with the FWBO and entered the Western Buddhist Order in 1991.
In 1996, he came to Scotland, joined the Dhanakosa project and spent five years on-site, teaching and house-keeping. In 2001, he gave up house-keeping to concentrate on study, contemplation and teaching. He now calls Edinburgh home and spends some of his time in a forest hut near Dhanakosa and three months a year on retreat at Guhyaloka in the Spanish mountains. He still leads Dhanakosa retreats and continues to delight in introducing meditation to newcomers.
Jinavamsa has been involved with Triratna for 37 years and was ordained in 1982. He has practiced meditation over this time and has found that yoga has supported this practice. He lives in Glasgow and currently focuses on meditation, writing, yoga, as well as supporting some classes at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre and retreats at Dhanakosa
Regulars - Meditation
Suitable for people who have been on retreat before and have a regular meditation practice. These retreats will be conducted mostly in silence, and will normally have between 5 and 7 hours a day of sitting meditation.
When your heart is in the right place, the rest is easy. Loving Kindness, or metta is the gateway into compassion, appreciative joy and insightful serenity. With a little music and film to help inspire us along the way, we will thoroughly explore the four meditations of the sublime abodes or Brahma Viharas.
For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.
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