Elemental Body: movement, nature and meditation
Subhanaya works at Dhanakosa and was ordained in 2021. 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, she is currently training to teach Open Floor movement practice, more here - www.subhanayadance.com
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.
Maitrivira has been participating in Dhanakosa retreats for 20 years. He brings a wealth of experience with him.
An ideal first regulars retreat. These retreats take themes from our introductory programme and introduce a stronger Buddhist context through meditation, teachings, up to 3 days of silence, ritual and chanting.
Open to anyone who has done an introductory retreat or has been attending a local Buddhist centre, is familiar with Buddhist practice and is looking to take it a bit deeper.
In this going deeper retreat we will take an embodied approach to exploring our experience as elemental beings, alive in a living world. We will use dance and movement, alongside nature awareness practice and meditation to awaken our senses to the different elements of the surrounding landscape, cultivating a deeper sense of connection to ourselves and our world.
In the dance we will explore the elements through our movement, listening to the pace and ability of our own individual bodies. No previous experience of dance is needed, only a willingness to explore your body in movement within a supportive group.
Going Deeper retreats are an ideal first regulars’ retreat. They are suitable for anyone who has already done an introductory retreat or who has been regularly attending their local Triratna centre and wants to take things deeper.
For more information please read the retreat information sheet.