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11 Mar to 18 Mar 2022
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Fall in love with life again. A Retreat on the Art of Perception.

When we realise that what we experience is not the ‘thing out there’ but our own perception, our relationship with things is suddenly changed. The teapot and the bowl are no longer objects separate from us, but alive and intimately connected to us, even a part of us.

“Picking violets by the side of the road,

I forgot my begging bowl.

How sad you must be, my poor little bowl.”

— RYOKAN

Go from consuming too much to cherishing everything.

This retreat is appropriate for people with an established meditation practice within the Triratna Buddhist Community, and basic familiarity with the mindfulness of breathing and the metta bhavana will be assumed, as will some experience of puja and Buddhist ritual.

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. Before booking, please read our Covid pre-retreat information sheet here for more information about what to expect.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00
Booking Availability: 
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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

Booking fees for 2022:

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

Our suggested donations (in addition to the booking fee) are (higher/lower level):

  • Week retreats: £600 / £400
  • Weekend retreats: £280 / £200
  • 2 week retreat: £750 / £520

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.