Introductory Weekend online
Subhanaya works at Dhanakosa and was ordained in 2021. Time in nature is an important part of her spiritual and embodiment practice. Dance and movement has been a major part of her life and practice for 9 years, she is currently training to teach Open Floor movement practice, more here - www.subhanayadance.com
Amoghavira first encountered Buddhism in 1979 while struggling through a mathematics degree at Glasgow University. Ordained into the Western Buddhist Order in 1982 he then started working at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre.
He worked for 2 years at the Sydney Buddhist Centre in Australia from 1988, and on his way back to Britain in 1990, spent 3 months in Kathmandu helping run meditation and Buddhism course there. Falling in love with Nepal, he’s been a regular visitor there ever since.
In 1996, he moved to Dhanakosa to help with retreat leading here, which he’s been doing ever since. He loves being in the mountains and this has led to a passion for landscape photography and he now lives in the village of Callander, about 15 miles from Dhanakosa.
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.
This online retreat offers an excellent short introduction to Buddhism and Meditation. We will cover an introduction to two traditional Buddhist meditations: the mindfulness of breathing and the development of loving kindness (Metta Bhavana). We will also introduce some key elements of the Buddhist tradition.
As well as giving a grounding in the basic principles of Buddhism and meditation, these short retreats are an ideal reflective situation in which to take a fresh look at ourselves and our lives. The weekend will include some gentle movement, meditation practice, discussions, exploration and sharing in smaller groups.
This retreat is suitable for complete beginners to meditation as well as being an ideal refresher for those who already have some experience.
The retreat will run on the Zoom meeting platform and we will start at 7pm on Friday evening and our final session will finish at 3.30pm on Sunday.
For more information read the retreat information sheet.