walking and nature awareness
Subhanaya lives and works at Dhanakosa and was ordained in 2021. She heads up the House and Grounds team and works in the garden, helping tend this wild and beautiful place. Time in nature, particularly swimming in the loch, is an important part of her spiritual and embodiment practice. Dance and movement has been a major part of her life and practice for 8 years, both 5Rhythmns© and Open Floor. She is currently in training to teach Open Floor, which is a resource based movement practice – www.openfloor.org
Moksadhi first came across Buddhism in Nepal and encountered Triratna at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre in 2013. After participating in a 5 month residential Dharma LIfe course at Adhisthana in 2016, she moved to London to immerse herself in Buddhist practice, living in community and working for Lama's Pyjamas charity shop. She completed her ordination training at the London Buddhist Centre, getting ordained at Akashavana in 2019. Moksadhi has a long standing love of the wilds of Scotland and has been involved in hill walking retreats at Dhanakosa since 2017. She joined the community at Dhanakosa in June 2020 to pursue her love of the elemental wilds in relation to her Buddhist practice more fully.
Khemaka lives in rural Perthshire with his wife. He is active in his local community as a Community Councillor. His interests include renewable energy, community building through initiatives such as a community garden and of course hillwalking and the outdoors in general. He was ordained at Dhanakosa in 2004 and supports a number of local Buddhist groups. A recent development has been teaching meditation to primary school children - he enjoys a challenge!
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.
On this retreat we will explore how our connection with nature, landscape, and the elements can support a deepening of awareness and a more embodied and harmonious approach to life. We will weave together Buddhist teachings, meditation practice, mindful walking and an appreciative and playful investigation of the natural world around us to create an experience of depth and connection.
2022 Covid-19 update: We expect to be running this retreat with a maximum of 25 people including the team. Before booking, please read our Covid pre-retreat information sheet here for more information about what to expect.