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31 Mar to 7 Apr 2023
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Early Buddhism emerged from the animistic culture of iron-age India, shaking off the chains of superstition and belief in magic. But have we come too far from those sensitive resonant connections with nature into a disenchanted world?  On this retreat we will engage with themes from the early Buddhist tradition, through study, reflection, meditation, and ritual, rediscovering our place in the unfolding interconnectedness of all life.  And engage with the question of whether a more animistic approach to life may help us not only live more meaningfully, but help us build a better world.

Study and discussion will form an important part of this retreat, but we will also take our reflections strongly into our meditation practice and into an encounter with the lifeful elemental world of nature around us.

For more information please read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00
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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
  • 10 day retreat: £750 / £520
  • 2 week retreat: £1000 / £700

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.