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18 Feb to 25 Feb 2022
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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, well 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 Buddha of the North’. Of the five buddhas depicted in the Buddha Mandala, Amoghasiddhi stands especially for: harmony and concord within ... harmony and concord without. This is not the superficial harmony that compromises truth. It is the hard-won harmony that courageously faces conflict - both inner and outer - searching for the deeper truths that show a way to lasting resolution.”

For more information see the retreat information sheet.

2022 Covid-19 update: We expect to 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.

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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. 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.

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 2021/22:

  • £30 for online weekend
  • £50 for online week
  • £75 for weekend retreats
  • £100 for week/2 week retreats

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

  • Online weekend: £70 waged, £20 unwaged
  • Online week: £150 waged, £50 unwaged
  • Week retreats: £600 waged, £400 unwaged
  • Weekend retreats: £280 waged, £200 unwaged
  • 2 week retreat: £750 waged, £520 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.