Nayaka came to Dhanakosa in 1996 after learning to meditate with the Newcastle Buddhist Centre. Drawn by the mountains, he quickly felt at home here and became increasingly involved in the running of the centre. He became part of the management team in 1999, was ordained into the Western Buddhist Order in 2001 and became Centre Director in 2006. He has a background in earth and life sciences, a long standing interest in natural history and a love of the wilderness. He lives at Dhanakosa with Dharmavasini and their 2 children.

Going Deeper: Hillwalking

Friday, 13 June 2014 to Friday, 20 June 2014 2014

An ideal first regulars retreat. Enjoy the simple practice of spending time walking in the rich and beautiful landscapes that surround Dhanakosa, while being gently introduced to more silence, meditation and a stronger Buddhist context through teachings and Buddhist ritual (including 7-fold Puja), then our introductory retreats.

Guided walk options will be available to suit all levels of fitness. Open to anyone who has done an introductory retreat or has been attending a local centre and is looking to take their practice a bit deeper.


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This being, that becomes

Friday, 4 April 2014 to Friday, 11 April 2014 2014

During this study retreat, we will explore themes from Dhivan's recent book This Being, That Becomes: The Buddha's Teaching on Conditionality

We will use meditation, study, discussion, reflection and devotion to explore conditionality in different ways, and hence allow this profound teaching to enter into our minds and hearts as much as possible.

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