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23 Jan to 28 Jan 2021
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Smritiratna writes: "We live, it seems, in increasingly troubled times. Yet if we fall prey to fear, hatred, blame and conflict, things only get worse. Somehow we need the resources to find our feet, rise up and meet the challenges we face with courage and confidence, with strength and dignity, with creativity and compassion, with wisdom and the harmonising speech that builds concord and co-operation.

Seeking resources, the Buddhist tradition has much to offer. It offers mindfulness and the practices of consciously appreciating what we love and trust. It offers meditations to work skilfully with our emotional states, so as to move beyond fear into courage, beyond hatred into compassion, beyond habitual old views into insightful new perspectives. This retreat makes such practices readily available within a supportive daily programme which includes meditation, mindfulness, daily discourses and imaginal practices such as mantra, puja and inspirational poetry.

‘The Green Buddha’ refers both to the historical Buddha who spent most of his time living with appreciative awareness in the forests of ancient India ... and to the archetypal Buddha Amoghasiddhi (Green Tara being the female manifestation) who represents the courageous, healing and harmonising aspect of Buddhahood, the extraordinary power in humanity (potentially Enlightened humanity) for building co-operation and community.

For more information see the retreat information sheet. Doing an online retreat, you'll be engaging on the retreat within the unique conditions of your day to day life. In order to get the most out of the retreat, we ask you attend as much of the programme as possible. Ahead of the retreat we encourage you to spend some time thinking about how you can create supportive conditions for practice within your day to day environment.

The retreat will start at 10.30am on Sat 23rd and run until 5.30pm on Thurs 28th January.

This retreat will be running online using 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.

Booking Fee: 
£50.00
Booking Availability: 
Bookings closed

This retreat is no longer open for bookings

Paying for your retreat

Dhanakosa runs on donations

Dhanakosa does not charge for retreats.  Instead, we ask people to make a donation towards the ongoing cost of running the centre, for everyone.  This recognises that everyone’s financial circumstances are different.  It’s a genuine donation but our suggested donations may serve as a guide.  You are free to decide how much to give.  And we don’t want our doors to be closed to the less well off.

The donations we collect from you on your retreat pay for future retreats.  You are “paying it forward”.  And the retreatants of the future will heartily appreciate your generosity.

To find out more about how donations to Dhanakosa and the Dana Economy click here.

Suggested donations

Booking fees for 2023:

  • £100 for week/2 week retreats
  • £75 for weekend retreats

Our suggested donations (in addition to the booking fee) are (higher/lower level):

  • Week retreats: £600 / £400
  • Weekend retreats: £280 / £200
  • 10 day retreat: £750 / £520
  • 2 week retreat: £1000 / £700

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.