Embodied Courage - women's meditation
Pasadini’s (they/them) main focus in practice is working with shadow energies, and they encourage curiosity in meeting all that arises in experience through deeper connection with our heart and energetic being. They currently live in Glasgow, are a co-chair at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre, and studying to become a counsellor. They have been a student of Buddhist meditation since 2000 and lead retreats regularly at Dhanakosa.
Elise has been coming to Dhanakosa regularly since 2010 when she attended a yoga and meditation retreat and was hooked. She is a qualified hatha flow yoga teacher and massage therapist and should have completed the three year training as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner™ by the time this retreat takes place. When not on the yoga mat Elise can often be found having adventures on her bike, in her kayak or out on the hills! She finds that being outdoors in remote and wild places helps her keep in connection with herself and others and is a fundamental aspect of her spiritual practice. Elise is training for ordination within Triratna.
Regulars - Meditation
Suitable for people who have been on retreat before and have a regular meditation practice. These retreats will be conducted mostly in silence, and will normally have between 5 and 7 hours a day of sitting meditation.
What does it mean to face your life fully? Where do you find the courage to turn towards yourself, your live, your mistakes, your fullness and also towards others? What if you could drop your agenda and accept the natural flow of your life? When you deeply inhabit the space of your body you begin to walk through your life more easefully, freely and joyfully. And you give yourself the chance to live your life more authentically, more honestly, and with true sincerity of heart. Practising together in meditation and simple circle work we find the support to witness and engage with ourselves with love and kindness.
The main purpose of this retreat is to co-create a space where women can go deeper in the practice of meditation (personal and inter-relational) through the practices of witnessing each other, embodied presence work, and facilitated meditation periods.
This retreat is suitable for people with at least six months regular meditation practice and who have attended at least one full week's retreat before.
For more information see the retreat information sheet.