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28 Jun to 5 Jul 2024
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A Wolf at the Door Buddhist writing retreat, exploring the imagination through pen, paper – and the spaces in between.

For both aspiring writers and Buddhists, tuning in to our experience through the body and senses can open us to a fresh direct and authentic way of looking at the world, beyond labels. It can allow us to move from a literal way of translating the world, to something closer to metaphor, and closer to reality. On this retreat, we will explore this theme through exercises and space to play and experiment, with an emphasis on experience and embodied observation through the senses.

Wolf at the Door writing retreats are fully immersive, intense workshops, woven with the Dharma and laced with the unexpected. No writing experience necessary, just a willingness to step through the door of the imagination in the company of experienced Wolf guides.

Suitable for Triratna Regulars, Mitras or Order Members with at least a year's experience of Triratna and a knowledge of the three main meditation practices and devotional ritual (puja).

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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 2024:

  • £100 for week/2 week retreats
  • £75 for weekend retreats

Our suggested donations for 2024 (in addition to the booking fee) are (higher/lower level):

  • Week retreats: £650 / £420
  • Weekend retreats: £300 / £210
  • 2 week retreat: £1100 / £750

We ask 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.