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.

Padmasambhava and the Heart of Awakening

Friday, 13 November 2020 to Friday, 20 November 2020 2020

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.  Through meditation, silence and ritual we will explore the ‘Heart of Awakening’ practice which he taught.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Going Deeper - Zen in the Lens

Friday, 2 October 2020 to Friday, 9 October 2020 2020

This retreat is about crafting a small number of images from a deep place of resonance between ourselves and our subject, supported by meditation and silence. We will focus on the importance of going beyond just looking, to really seeing with our whole heart, mind and body. We will absorb and come into relationship with the beautiful landscape of the glen before we try to capture it photographically whether in big views or in more intimate details.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

hillwalking and meditation

Friday, 18 September 2020 to Friday, 25 September 2020 2020

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

cancelled: hillwalking and meditation

Friday, 3 July 2020 to Friday, 10 July 2020 2020

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

wisdom of the body

Thursday, 29 August 2019 to Thursday, 5 September 2019 2019

A precious opportunity to deepen our Dharma practice by exploring the wisdom of our bodies through the interweaving of meditation and yoga practice. Suitable for those new to yoga practice.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

cancelled: going deeper - awake in the wild

Friday, 8 May 2020 to Friday, 15 May 2020 2020

Cultivating a deeper appreciation of the beautiful natural world around Dhanakosa through focusing on our often unexplored world of sense experience with outdoor meditative exercises, Buddhist and nature rituals along with grounding in body awareness through daily Qi Gong practice.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

 

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

cancelled: Qi Gong and Meditation

Friday, 24 April 2020 to Friday, 1 May 2020 2020

Qi Gong helps to generate energy and vitality, promoting self healing and inner harmony allowing us to become more 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

Introductory weekend

Friday, 3 January 2020 to Sunday, 5 January 2020 2020

These retreats provide an excellent short introduction to both meditation and Buddhism. They will introduce you to two simple traditional meditation practices and give you grounding in the basic principles of Buddhism.  They are an ideal situation in which to take a fresh look at yourself and your life.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£50.00