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.

Going Deeper with Photography - Zen in the Lens

Friday, 11 October 2019 to Friday, 18 October 2019 2019

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

A Heart as wide as the World

Friday, 30 August 2019 to Friday, 6 September 2019 2019

Throughout our lives we long to love ourselves more deeply and find a greater sense of intimacy with others and the world we live in. But our fear of connection means we often feel cut off from others thus creating suffering for ourselves. On this retreat we will explore the ancient Buddhist meditation of Loving Kindness practice and how it can help awaken our heart to its true potential.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Hillwalking and Meditation

Friday, 28 June 2019 to Friday, 5 July 2019 2019

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.

These retreats are open to all.  They are suitable for both beginners and those with more experience but no previous experience is assumed.  All these retreats include introductory meditation teaching and periods of silence.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Awake in the Wild

Friday, 10 May 2019 to Friday, 17 May 2019 2019

Going Deeper retreats are an ideal first regulars retreat. They are suitable for anyone who has already done an introductory retreat or, who has been regularly attending their local Triratna centre and wants to take things deeper.

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.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Qi Gong and Meditation

Friday, 12 April 2019 to Friday, 19 April 2019 2019

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

Photography Painting and Meditation: The Art of Being and Seeing

Friday, 12 October 2018 to Friday, 19 October 2018 2018

On this retreat we will bring awareness to our experience through photography and painting.  Combining this with meditation in a supportive environment we will learn the 'Art of Being and Seeing'. There will be less technical teaching than on the April photography retreat and no previous experience of photography or painting is necessary. 

These retreats are open to all.  They are suitable for both beginners and those with more experience but no previous experience is assumed.  All these retreats include introductory meditation teaching and periods of silence.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Hillwalking and Meditation

Friday, 29 June 2018 to Friday, 6 July 2018 2018

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.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Qi Gong and Meditation

Friday, 25 May 2018 to Friday, 1 June 2018 2018

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.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Awake in the Wild

Friday, 11 May 2018 to Friday, 18 May 2018 2018

Going Deeper retreats are an ideal first regulars retreat. They are suitable for anyone who has already done an introductory retreat or, who has been regularly attending their local Triratna centre and wants to take things deeper. In Going Deeper – Awake in the Wild we will take our meditation practice into the great outdoors. Awakening our senses to the different elements of the surrounding landscape we will cultivate a deeper sense of connection with nature.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00