Retreat Page Breadcrumb Menu

Title

9 Dec 2020
Led by: 
Retreat Type: 

The True Value of Appreciation 

December 9th 1015 - 1300 (GMT)

Within his over-arching theme of ‘Appreciative Mindfulness in Troubled Times’ here Smritiratna appreciates appreciation itself - a humble but extraordinary way of living human life.

Please arrive by 10.15am to allow time for arriving, saying hello, settling in and making sure our devices are well adjusted for an optimal experience. Then at 10.30 the retreat will start (you won't be able to join the retreat after 1030 so please be on time). This will include a led meditation, a short presentation and the opportunity to meet in small groups (3's or 4's) to share experiences and formulate questions for later. There will be a ten minute break as we approach halfway but also please close your eyes and take it easy if you start getting screen fatigue at any time. The retreat will finish by 1pm.

To fully benefit your half-day retreat we recommend that you keep your phone off (along with TV and Radio) for the whole morning. So from the moment you wake, you can devote your morning to mindfulness, meditation and reflection. You can schedule time for your own practice before you tune in at 10.15 and in this way you’ll be more receptive to our gathering and really benefit. 

Bookings will close at 4pm on Tuesday 8th December.

Booking Fee: 
£10.00
Booking Availability: 
Spaces

Paying for your retreat

Dhanakosa runs on donations

To book a retreat you pay a booking fee. This is the only fee we ask you to pay. Dhanakosa operates in the spirit of generosity, or dana (a Sanskrit/Pali word meaning giving or gift). This allows us to be open to anyone regardless of individual financial circumstances, by allowing people to pay what they can afford.

Dhanakosa is continuing to lose money throughout this period of Covid-19 as we have reduced the number of places on each retreat.  Although we recognise that many people are suffering financial hardship and want to keep retreats on a donations basis, if you are able to give a little more than you would normally please consider doing so.

Suggested donations

The donations we collect from you on your retreat guarantee future retreats.

Booking fees for 2020:

  • £30 for online weekend
  • £50 for online week
  • £50 for weekend retreats
  • £75 for week long retreats

Our suggested donations (in addition to the booking fee) for 2020:

  • Week retreats: £460 waged, £295 unwaged
  • Weekend retreats: £175 waged, £120 unwaged
  • Online weekend: £70 waged, £20 unwaged
  • Online week: £150 waged, £50 unwaged

Booking fees for 2021:

  • £75 for weekend retreats
  • £100 for week/10 day retreats

Our suggested donations (in addition to the booking fee) for 2021:

  • Week retreats: £600 waged, £400 unwaged
  • Weekend retreats: £280 waged, £200 unwaged
  • 10 day retreat: £750 waged, £520 unwaged

Those who cannot afford our suggested donations are free to contribute what they can. All donations are gratefully received. See our dana economy page for more information.

Under the current circumstances we are asking people to make a donation in advance of arrival, either online or by phone. You can do this by phoning the office or donate online here: https://dhanakosa.com/donations Please use the message section of the on-line form, or email us at info@dhanakosa.com to let us know which retreat you are donating for.

It will also be possible to give a donation while you are here. Donations can be made by credit/debit card, cheque or cash.