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4 Sep to 11 Sep 2020
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‘Simply being’ points to the aliveness and awakeness that we can recognise at any moment. It’s an openness to full presence, our full being - in body, senses and awareness. It points to being what we really are, beyond conceptual fabrication. In recognising and opening to the steady and spacious aspects of experience here and now, we may glimpse a timeless awareness-emptiness that is inseparable from loving, compassionate energy.

We’ll explore all this through sitting meditation, experiential ‘lookings’ and by discovering our own direct experience as awareness, simplicity, intimacy and aliveness. These qualities are gateways to the five ‘undivided knowings’ (jnanas) which are the essence of the mandala of the five Buddhas. This offers a very practical ‘map’ of our immediate experience, pointing to what has been here all along, unnoticed - simply being.

This retreat is suitable for people with at least six months regular meditation practice and who have attended at least one full weeks retreat before. You can expect there to be between 20 and 26 retreatants on this retreat

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00
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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. Your retreat has been paid for from the donations of all the people who have been to Dhanakosa before you, in the spirit of generosity, or dana.

Suggested donations

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

Booking fees for 2019 and 2020:

  • £50 for weekend retreats
  • £75 for week long retreats
  • £100 for 10 day retreat

Our suggested donations (in addition to the booking fee) for 2019:

  • Week retreats: £445 waged, £285 unwaged
  • 11 days retreat: £650 waged, £440 unwaged
  • Weekend retreats: £165 waged, £115 unwaged

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

  • Week retreats: £460 waged, £295 unwaged
  • 10 days retreat: £650 waged, £420 unwaged
  • Weekend retreats: £175 waged, £120 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.

There will be an opportunity to make your donation during the retreat. Donations can be made by credit/debit card, cheque or cash.