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16 Apr to 23 Apr 2021

This is an intensive meditation retreat with the emphasis on the natural awareness that we can learn to sustain in each moment, from waking to sleeping, and through the different activities of the day. We will be drawing on the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha's primary teaching on Mindfulness.. We are learning to watch our minds, and to learn what will support continuity of awareness. An experimental and playful attitude is encouraged to explore - among other things - the relationship between mindfulness and wisdom, how to cultivate a mind that can distinguish between concepts and 'reality' and recognise the quality of mindfulness whether it is cultivated or uncontrived. There will be regular input, some led meditations and the opportunity to talk about your meditation practice with the team. During the evening sessions there will be some simple Buddhist ritual.

The retreat is suitable for people with at least 1 year of regular meditation practice and who have attended at least one full weeks retreat before. 

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Covid-19 update: At the current time we are expecting to be able to run this retreat with a maximum of 10 retreatants and 2 team members. We will be following physical distancing guidelines and have enhanced cleaning and hygiene measures in place.

Coming on retreat in this environment will feel different - 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.

Booking Availability: 
Retreat Nearly Full

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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. Dhanakosa operates in the spirit of generosity, or dana (a Sanskrit/Pali word meaning giving or gift). This allows us to be open to anyone regardless of individual financial circumstances, by allowing people to pay what they can afford.

Dhanakosa is continuing to lose money throughout this period of Covid-19 as we have reduced the number of places on each retreat.  Although we recognise that many people are suffering financial hardship and want to keep retreats on a donations basis, if you are able to give a little more than you would normally please consider doing so.

Suggested donations

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

Booking fees for 2020:

  • £30 for online weekend
  • £50 for online week
  • £50 for weekend retreats
  • £75 for week long retreats

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

  • Week retreats: £460 waged, £295 unwaged
  • Weekend retreats: £175 waged, £120 unwaged
  • Online weekend: £70 waged, £20 unwaged
  • Online week: £150 waged, £50 unwaged

Booking fees for 2021:

  • £75 for weekend retreats
  • £100 for week/10 day retreats

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

  • Week retreats: £600 waged, £400 unwaged
  • Weekend retreats: £280 waged, £200 unwaged
  • 10 day retreat: £750 waged, £520 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.

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: https://dhanakosa.com/donations Please use the message section of the on-line form, or email us at info@dhanakosa.com 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.