Pasadini’s (they/them) main focus in practice is working with shadow energies, and they encourage curiosity in meeting all that arises in experience through deeper connection with our heart and energetic being. They currently live in Glasgow and are studying to become a counsellor. They have been a student of Buddhist meditation since 2000 and lead retreats regularly at Dhanakosa.

Going Deeper - meditation & yoga

Friday, 28 April 2023 to Friday, 5 May 2023 2023

Going Deeper with Meditation and Yoga will emphasise a body-based approach to meditation supported by the mindful body work of Yoga to help us develop a fuller physical and emotional awareness. We will continue exploring the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana but also introduce a stronger Just Sitting and reflection element to the practice. These retreats will also include an introduction to Buddhist ritual and the sevenfold puja. Longer periods of silence than on introductory retreats will support a deep and rich experience of ourselves and others.

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Life of Objects - wabi sabi & animism

Friday, 11 March 2022 to Friday, 18 March 2022 2022

Fall in love with life again. A Retreat on the Art of Perception.

When we realise that what we experience is not the ‘thing out there’ but our own perception, our relationship with things is suddenly changed. The teapot and the bowl are no longer objects separate from us, but alive and intimately connected to us, even a part of us.

“Picking violets by the side of the road,

I forgot my begging bowl.

How sad you must be, my poor little bowl.”


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Yoga and Meditation Online

Saturday, 21 November 2020 to Thursday, 26 November 2020 2020

This online version of our popular yoga and meditation retreat will combine introductory meditation teaching with yoga. We will cover an introduction to two traditional Buddhist meditations; the mindfulness of breathing and the development of loving kindness (Metta Bhavana) as well as a solid introduction to the principals of meditation.  We will also be exploring some of the broader aspects of traditional Buddhism to get a flavour of how these might be relevant to our modern lives.   

The Heart in Awakening - ONLINE

Friday, 16 October 2020 to Friday, 23 October 2020 2020

This retreat is an opportunity to practice connection and the capacity to abide with the vast possibilities of the human heart.  With online teaching from Viveka and keying into the residential retreat group at dhanakosa through the week for meditations and puja. This retreat is for members of the Triratna Buddhist Order only.

The online retreat will run on the zoom meeting platform. This works in most web browsers, and you can also get free apps for all major mobile platforms too. You don’t need to pay for an account to take part.

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The Heart in Awakening - Residential

Friday, 16 October 2020 to Friday, 23 October 2020 2020

Meditation retreat open to members of the Triratna Buddhist Order.

This is an opportunity to practice connection and the capacity to abide with the vast possibilities of the human heart.  Pasadini will lead a small residential group at Dhanakosa, with daily online input through the week from Viveka.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

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Simply being

Friday, 31 August 2018 to Friday, 7 September 2018 2018

‘Simply being’ points to a quality of awakeness and receptivity that we can recognise at any moment, both in and outside of formal meditation. It’s an openness to full presence in our being - in our body, senses and awareness. It suggests opening to what we really are, beyond conceptual fabrication, inseparable from nature itself, which is undivided and ungraspable. 

These are meditation retreats and will be conducted mostly in silence. They will normally have between 5 and 7 hours a day of sitting meditation.  

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going deeper - embodied awakening (women's meditation)

Friday, 30 June 2017 to Friday, 7 July 2017 2017

From the seat of meditation, we meet our experience in its entirety. What do we do next?

It is in our direct embodied experience we are able to witness the truth of this moment, and we will learn to be with what we find without covering it up or distorting it. This moves us into the uncharted territory of learning to go beyond our caught habits, and to feel the release of liberation associated with this radical experience of letting go.

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