Alive in Nature: Part Two
Subhanaya lives at Dhanakosa and heads up the House and Grounds team. She works in the garden, helping to tend this wild and beautiful place. She returned to live and work at Dhanakosa in 2018 after a period away, and originally moved up to Dhanakosa from the south east in 2014. The big landscape here holds her heart and provides a reflection of spaciousness which nourishes her practice. Subhanaya was ordained in September 2021.
Diana has been involved with the Glasgow Buddhist Centre since 2009 and has supported hillwalking retreats at Dhanakosa since 2012. Her love of wild places was kindled by her Dad in childhood, who ignited a life-long passion for hillwalking and adventure. Nature-based practice continues to deepen her imaginal relationship with geological ‘big time’, space and spiritual freedom. For Diana, experiences of being truly alive and open to both inner and outer landscape, whether in wilderness or urban conditions, are key to acting from kindness. Diana is currently training for ordination within the Triratna Buddhist Community.
Nayaka - Nayaka came to Dhanakosa in 1996 after learning to meditate with the Newcastle Buddhist Centre. Drawn by the mountains, he quickly felt at home here and became increasingly involved in the running of the centre. He became part of the management team in 1999, was ordained into the Western Buddhist Order in 2001 and became centre director in 2006. He has a background in earth and life sciences, has a long standing interest in natural history and a love of the wilderness.
Nayaka lives at Dhanakosa with Dharmavasini and their 2 children.
Open to all
A series of Dharma micro-adventures live from the Scottish Highlands!
Saturdays May 8, 15, 22
First daily session (2 hrs): IE & UK 07:30 | Europe CET 08:30 | India 12:00 | Australia AEDT 16.30 | New Zealand 18.30
Second daily session (2 hrs): USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | India 23:30 | Australia AEDT 04.00 (next day) | New Zealand 06.00 (next day)
The community at Dhanakosa Retreat Centre, in collaboration with the Buddhist Centre Online, invite you to join them at home and outdoors for a series of truly remarkable shared experiences reflecting and practicing the Buddha’s way in nature.
Live meditations, stories and sharing. And a chance to have your own micro-adventure outside, all with the support of a community that – just like you – longs for contact with beauty and life beyond the confines of four walls.
Join us for three Saturdays in May, wherever you are in the world. Let us bring some of the joy of exploring the Dharma in nature back into your world. It’ll be a balm for your heart, soul, and spirit!
See here for booking and more information.