dhanakosa's response to coronavirus
Solitary retreat facilities are open and our public retreat programme re-opened on the 4th of September with limited numbers and enhanced infection control. Rising COVID-19 cases throughout the UK and increasing levels of restrictions have left us with no reasonable alternative but to temporarily suspend residential retreats from the 6th November. We are hoping to be able to resume retreats again soon for people from Tier 2 areas and below.
Currently we are limiting numbers to 10 retreatants and two team per retreat and limiting people to one booking per person up until the end of 2021. Until the restrictions are eased, everyone will be offered a single room but please be aware some bathroom facilities are shared. Physical distancing at 2m, enhanced cleaning and group segregation will be in operation throughout the retreat. We suggest that people avoid public transport to get to Dhanakosa, however you are still welcome to come on retreat if you do need to use public transport.
The 2021 programme is open for bookings with reduced numbers. We appreciate that there is considerable uncertainty regarding what will be possible and for whom. However, we are working hard to continue to offer retreats where it can be done safely and appropriately under these difficult circumstances. Please be aware that the situation remains uncertain. Local lockdowns, travel disruption, and last-minute cancellations or programme changes are all possible at this time.
Coming on retreat in this environment will feel different - we have put together a Covid-19 pre-retreat information sheet with more detail about what to expect, please read this before booking and in advance of coming on retreat.
Please see our revised transfers and cancellations policy below. And, feel free to contact us if you have any queries, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01877 384213.
transfer and cancellation policy:
We are aware that these are unprecedented circumstances which will have a significant financial impact on many people. Dhanakosa stands to lose a considerable amount of money over the next period. Fortunately, we had been saving money for building projects, so we are currently reasonably confident of being able to weather a period of reduced finances. However, if you are willing to let us retain your booking fee as a donation that will alleviate our situation significantly.
If you would rather transfer your booking fee we are happy to do this for all cancelled retreats, and for anyone unable to attend a retreat because of self-isolation (voluntary or required) or because of COVID-19 vulnerability.
We are also able to refund your booking fee if after consideration of your own financial situation you would like us to do so.
Hopefully this way we can work together to support each other through the coming months.
support and connection:
Our practice of the Dharma is vital at times of uncertainty and suffering. We need to resource and support ourselves and our communities through our practice of metta, mindfulness and compassionate connection. Keep connected with Dhanakosa and the retreat experience with our free online meditation, talks and yoga, find more information here.