I came across the Dharma over twenty years ago at Dhanakosa so it has always been an important part of my spiritual life. I was ordained nine years ago and since then I have worked for Glasgow Buddhist Centre, initially as Centre Manager and now as the Men's Mitra Convenor. The Sangha is a precious jewel for me as everything starts with and comes back to connection. I have been involved with leading and supporting retreats since becoming ordained and I appreciate being involved in giving people the opportunity to catch the Dharma. I have been involved in setting up "Triratna Scotland", a Scotland-wide Triratna forum and am contributing to finding ways to help it grow and am enjoying how it is emerging and developing. I am a trustee of Dhanakosa and through this role I have come to understand just how important the retreat centre is as a spiritual place to so many people. I love being in the countryside, have recently taken up running again, and reading and study continue to be an important part of my life.
Siddhimala became involved with the Triratna Buddhist Community in 1992 and moved into a community in London before going to live and work at Taraloka retreat Centre in 1994 for 3.5yrs and at Dhanakosa in 2014 for 4 years. She was ordained in 2002 and is inspired by the Bodhisattva ideal - a life in the service of a higher purpose.
She trained to teach Tibetan Yoga (Kum Nye) from 2008-11, which she finds a very helpful addition to the practice of mindfulness and meditation. She enjoys sharing her passions of Meditation, Dharma, walking, kayaking, music and the dance of countryside and wildlife.
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.
These retreats provide an excellent short introduction to both meditation and Buddhism. They will introduce you to two simple traditional meditation practices and give you grounding in the basic principles of Buddhism. They are an ideal situation in which to take a fresh look at yourself and your life.
For more information read the retreat information sheet.
Covid-19 update: We will be running this retreat with a maximum of 21 people including the team. We have put together a Covid-19 pre-retreat information sheet with more detail about what to expect, please read this before booking and in advance of coming on retreat.