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13 Mar to 18 Mar 2021
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This is a low time commitment online retreat from Dhanakosa to help us discover how we can use the five skandhas as a reflection scheme in everyday life.  It will take a practical and accessible look at this traditional list, reflection on which is said to lead to awakening.

The retreat will have two sessions a day; a morning session (10 – 11.30am) for a short presentation on the days topic and a led reflection, and then an evening session (7.30-8.45pm) to explore the topic together and have the opportunity to meditate together as a retreat group for those who can.  The morning session will be recorded and posted so people unable to attend will be able to catch up and still participate in the evening discussion.  The retreat will run from 7.30pm on Saturday 13th March and finish at 12.30am on Thursday 18th March. More information and a detailed programme read 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.

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 Availability: 
Bookings closed

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

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

Booking fees for 2021/22:

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

Our suggested donations (in addition to the booking fee) for 2021/22:

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