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24 Mar to 31 Mar 2023
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Listening can be seen as an activity merely of the mind, where we direct our thoughtful attention – but how is it to listen differently, with and through our flowing body? Being is often associated with ‘being someone’ or ‘being still’, but how is it to ‘be’ within our natural present movement of body or mind? How can we allow Being and Listening to meet, while engaging with each other, or while Dancing?

On this retreat, we will apply what we notice in the physical experience straight to our meditation. Engaging with a spirit of support, play and appreciation makes the retreat very suitable for people who do not think of themselves as ‘performers’. The methods used from the playbook of ‘The Play of Now’ help us to learn how to be present and engaged in this moment, leaving the next one to come freely, without being weighed down by our plans or assumptions.

Everyone is welcome to join this retreat, whether new to meditation, Buddhist practices, or improvisation and movement. Everyone will bring their own experience of these methods - so it should be an interesting mix! With the experience Jayachitta has to offer, in both those fields, all participants will be able to deepen their own research of the interrelatedness of movement and stillness.

For more information 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.