photography, painting and meditation - the art of being and seeing
Amoghavira first encountered Buddhism in 1979 while struggling through a mathematics degree at Glasgow University. Ordained into the Western Buddhist Order in 1982 he then started working at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre.
He worked for 2 years at the Sydney Buddhist Centre in Australia from 1988, and on his way back to Britain in 1990, spent 3 months in Kathmandu helping run meditation and Buddhism course there. Falling in love with Nepal, he’s been a regular visitor there ever since.
In 1996, he moved to Dhanakosa to help with retreat leading here, which he’s been doing ever since. He loves being in the mountains and this has led to a passion for landscape photography and he now lives in the village of Callander, about 15 miles from Dhanakosa.
Tejini lives in rural Perthshire and enjoys a love of gardening painting and meditation. She is a graduate of Edinburgh college of art and has over 25 years of art teaching experience behind her. Her work expresses her love of colour and nature. Tejini first started leading painting and meditation retreats in 1995 and was ordained in 2010.
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Open to all, these retreats 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.
On this retreat we will bring awareness to our experience through photography and painting. Combining this with meditation in a supportive environment we will learn the 'Art of Being and Seeing'. There will be less technical teaching than on the April photography retreat and no previous experience of photography or painting is necessary.
For more information, read the retreat information sheet.