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7 Nov to 11 Nov 2020
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This popular retreat will be moving online for 2020. 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.  It is suitable for anybody who wants to explore physical and vocal expression in a supportive group.

The retreat will start on Saturday morning and run through to Wednesday. There will be two sessions each day:

  • 0800 – 0900 Morning meditation session
  • 1600 – 1800 A mixture of movement improvisation, dancing and meditation

On Saturday and Sunday morning, following a short break at 9am, Maitrivira will be offering introductions to the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana meditation practices. One to one meditation reviews will also be offered through the week.

This programme can be taken as a structure for a home retreat if people wish, or also as a support for being at home, maybe in lock-down, through this challenging time.

The online retreat will run on the zoom meeting platform. This works in most web browsers, and you can also get free apps for all major mobile platforms too. You don’t need to pay for an account to take part.

For more information read the retreat information sheet and see Jayachitta's website.

Bookings will close at 4pm on Friday 6th November. 

Booking Availability: 
Bookings closed

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. 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.

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 2021/22:

  • £30 for online weekend
  • £50 for online week
  • £75 for weekend retreats
  • £100 for week/2 week retreats

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

  • Online weekend: £70 waged, £20 unwaged
  • Online week: £150 waged, £50 unwaged
  • Week retreats: £600 waged, £400 unwaged
  • Weekend retreats: £280 waged, £200 unwaged
  • 2 week retreat: £750 waged, £520 unwaged

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. Please use the message section of the on-line form, or email us 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.