In Buddhist tradition, dating back to the time of the Buddha, practitioners have undertaken periods of solitude and reflection as integral to their practice. At Dhanakosa we support this tradition by the upkeep and maintenance of two separate solitary retreat facilities.
Covid-19 update: Our solitary retreat huts are currently closed.
When travel restrictions are lift, we will open the facilities again. We have carried out a risk assessment and have put in place additional infection control and risk management measures. We carry out a thorough deep clean of all surfaces between retreatants and provide a zero contact arrival and departure. The registration information and emergency contact we ask by phone or email in advance and you can make a donation or payment for your retreat by phone or online, instead of coming to the office.
We ask that if you start to develop suspected coronavirus symptoms during your solitary retreat that you return home straight away. And of course we request that if you suspect you have symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with symptoms that you do not come. We are only taking bookings from people who can come in their own vehicle, you cannot come if you need to use public transport.
The bothy provides a more remote solitary retreat facility for those experienced with solitary retreats and looking for a secluded space to do a longer retreat. You can book for a minimum period of 3 weeks. Click here for more information.
Note: There is an application process to book a retreat in the bothy due to the isolated location and longer minimum period of stay.
Our vajra sheilin retreat hut is an excellent facility both for those familiar to retreat practice, and for those who are looking to undertake their first solitary retreat. You can book for one to two weeks at a time. Click here for more information.