dhanakosa's response to coronavirus
Solitary retreat facilities are now open again, and we are planning for a revised public retreat programme to resume from the 4th of September with limited numbers and enhanced infection control. We are therefore taking bookings for these retreats.
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.
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 2020. Everyone will be offered a single room but please be aware some bathroom facilities are shared. Social 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.
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.
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.
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.
We are continuing to share Dhanakosa’s teachings, resources and inspiration via Zoom, YouTube and Facebook. Find our weekly programme of meditation, talks and yoga here.
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:
Keep connected with Dhanakosa and the retreat experience with our free online meditation, talks and yoga, find more information here.