The play of now
Jayachitta has been a Buddhist since 1981 and has lived and worked with other Buddhists for a lot of that time. She has a deep love of performance and the infinity of human expression. 2002-4 she trained in physical theatre at Kiklos Scuola in Italy.
Since then she trained in Improvisation with Andrew Morrish, John Britton, Kate Hilder and others. Improvisation, movement and exploring the clown are very important to her as additional approaches to the spiritual life, as they are based in physical expression and play.
She sees them as an interactive way of entering and exploring the space that one discovers in meditation. It's in that spirit of play that we can discover who we are and can be. Please check out her website The Play of Now
Maitrivira has been participating in Dhanakosa retreats for 20 years. He brings a wealth of experience with him.
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.
Movement and meditation follow on from one another, bridging the gap between stillness and engagement with the world. Easy physical improvisational exercises will help us to become more present and mindful, and open us to more light and joy. This will enrich our attention within and outside of meditation allowing us to be saturated with the spirit of discovery. This retreat is suitable for anybody who wants to explore physical and vocal expression in a supportive environment.
For more information read the retreat information sheet.
Covid-19 update: Rising COVID-19 cases in the UK and increasing restrictions coming into effect in early November have left us with no reasonable alternative but to temporarily suspend residential retreats. The Play of Now retreat is therefore cancelled. For information on our transfer and cancellation policy visit click here.