Amoghavira

Amoghavira first encountered Buddhism in 1979 while struggling through a mathematics degree at Glasgow University. Ordained into the Western Buddhist Order in 1982 he then started working at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre. 

He worked for 2 years at the Sydney Buddhist Centre in Australia from 1988, and on his way back to Britain in 1990, spent 3 months in Kathmandu helping run meditation and Buddhism course there. Falling in love with Nepal, he’s been a regular visitor there ever since.

In 1996, he moved to Dhanakosa to help with retreat leading here, which he’s been doing ever since. He loves being in the mountains and this has led to a passion for landscape photography and he now lives in the village of Callander, about 15 miles from Dhanakosa.

hillwalking and meditation

Friday, 9 June 2017 to Friday, 16 June 2017 2017

Nature is for many of us an important source of spiritual nourishment in an increasingly busy world.  On these retreats we will combine traditional Buddhist teachings with the simple practice of spending time walking in the rich and beautiful landscapes that surround Dhanakosa.  Guided walk options will be available to suit all levels of fitness.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

qi gong and meditation

Friday, 12 May 2017 to Friday, 19 May 2017 2017

Qi Gong helps to generate energy and vitality, and promotes self healing and inner harmony allowing us to become more fully conscious and aware. Meditation and Qi Gong complement each other beautifully.  By combining the two practices, this retreat offers us the chance to deepen our connection with ourselves and others in the natural beauty and healing environment that is Dhanakosa.

For more information, read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Alive in Nature: Part Three

Saturday, 22 May 2021 2021

A series of Dharma micro-adventures live from the Scottish Highlands!

Saturdays May 8, 15, 22

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First daily session (2 hrs): IE & UK 07:30 | Europe CET 08:30 | India 12:00 | Australia AEDT 16.30 | New Zealand 18.30

Second daily session (2 hrs): USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | India 23:30 | Australia AEDT 04.00 (next day) | New Zealand 06.00 (next day)

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Online lite: Meditative Photography

Saturday, 3 April 2021 to Thursday, 8 April 2021 2021

This is a low time commitment online retreat from Dhanakosa exploring bringing meditative photography into our own home and surrounding environment. Any kind of camera is suitable - even your phone!

There will be morning tutorials during which we will introduce a theme for the day (10.30-12.00am). In the evening we will reconvene to share our experience and images from our explorations of the theme (7.30-9.00pm). There will be an optional meditation in the morning (8-9am). The retreat will start on Saturday night at 7.00pm and end on Thursday at 12 noon.

June half-day retreat

Wednesday, 9 June 2021 2021

Wednesday 9th June 2021: 10.15 - 13.00 (GMT)

You're welcome to join Amoghavira online for the June half-day retreat. We'll spend the morning exploring the theme through the practice of meditation, a short talk and small group reflections.

Please join us at 10.15 to settle and say hello. The zoom room will be locked at 10.30 and we'll stay online through to the end of the retreat at 1pm. As well as the meditation period there will be hourly breaks built in to refresh your energy. This is a chance to come together in shared practice once more.

Booking Fee: 
£10.00

Men's going for refuge week

Friday, 3 December 2021 to Friday, 10 December 2021 2021

For men training for ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order.

Covid-19 update: At the current time we are expecting to be able to run this retreat with a maximum of 10 retreatants and 2 team members. We will be following physical distancing guidelines and have enhanced cleaning and hygiene measures in place.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

padmasambhava and the vajra of awakening

Friday, 26 November 2021 to Friday, 3 December 2021 2021

This retreat is appropriate for people with an established meditation practice within the Triratna Buddhist Community. The retreat will draw on the inspiration of Padmasambhava, Tantric Guru, who was invited to Tibet to transform the deeper, more unruly forces of the mind Draws on inspiration from Padmasambhava, the original Tantric Guru, who guides us to transform the deeper, more unruly forces of our mind.

Padmasambhava is seen to be both a historical and mythic figure within Buddhism. He was a renowned Yogi, Dharma Teacher, Shaman, and Healer.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

Hillwalking and Meditation

Friday, 24 September 2021 to Friday, 1 October 2021 2021

Nature is for many of us an important source of spiritual nourishment in an increasingly busy world.  On these retreats we will combine traditional Buddhist teachings with the simple practice of spending time walking in the rich and beautiful landscapes that surround Dhanakosa.  Guided walk options will be available to suit all levels of fitness.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00