dhanakosa's response to coronavirus
With further restrictions being lifted from August the 9th 2021 we are looking forward to being able to welcome more people on retreat again. However, we are continuing to actively manage the retreat environment to ensure that is as safe as we can reasonably make it. Our approach includes:
- Regular rapid lateral flow testing
- Encouraging good hand and respiratory hygiene
- Maintaining a relatively spacious and well ventilated environment
- Enhanced cleaning
- Minimising contact outside the retreat group
We are currently running at 60% occupancy, which is a total of 21 people on retreat at any one time, and with a maximum of two people sharing a room. Some single rooms are still available but must be specifically agreed with the office at the time of booking. Please be aware that as long as self-isolation requirements remain in place a retreat will end immediately if there is a positive case on retreat and you will be required to go home. You can read our vaccinations and testing policy here.
The 2021 programme is open for bookings with reduced numbers. 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.
You can read Nayaka's August announcement here, explaining our decision to expand retreat capacity to 60%. Please also read our Covid-19 pre-retreat information sheet with more detail about what to expect 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 has lost a considerable amount of money during the pandemic and continues to do so. 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.
Our cancellation policy has been updated in July 2021. If you cancel a retreat booking it will be possible to recieve a refund or transfer the booking fee to another retreat within 12 months, provided you give us at least 1 month’s notice from the start of the retreat you are cancelling. After which booking fees are only transferable under special circumstances, including those related to COVID-19. See our full cancelations, and transfers policy here.
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.