Pasadini has been a practicing Buddhist/meditator since Y2K. She enjoys the simplicity, intimacy and honesty that meditation is/requires of her, and feels deeply honoured to be able to introduce others to meditation, and Buddhist practice. She lived at Dhanakosa for two years, and now stays in Glasgow full time with her wife and dog, and leads retreats at Dhanakosa several times a year.
Originally hailing from Eastern Canadian shores, but having spent her whole adult life in the US, until 2012, she will forgive you if you think she sounds American. Its like totally totally awesome dude.
Friday, 10 January 2020 to Friday, 17 January 2020 2020
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 attending their local Triratna centre and wants to take things deeper.
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.
Friday, 23 February 2018 to Friday, 2 March 2018 2018
Buddhism is not about beliefs, it’s about the way we live our lives. On these retreats we will explore traditional Buddhist teachings and meditation practices and see how they apply directly to our lives. These retreats are an ideal reflective situation in which to take a fresh look at ourselves.
For more information read the retreat information sheet.
Friday, 10 November 2017 to Sunday, 12 November 2017 2017
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 a grounding in the basic principles of Buddhism. They are an ideal situation in which to take a fresh look at yourself and your life.
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.
Friday, 16 May 2014 to Friday, 23 May 2014 2014
Nature is for many of us a vital source of spiritual nourishment in an increasingly busy world. On this retreat 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.
See also going deeper:hillwalking
Friday, 12 July 2019 to Friday, 19 July 2019 2019
Become more intimate with your heart/mind. We follow the direct advice of the Buddha how to practise drawing closer to our experience. This took him to the liberation of insight and he assures us if we practise with sincerity and an open heart, we can find that freedom too.
Practising together we find the support to witness and engage with ourselves with love and kindness. Join us!
For more information read the retreat informationsheet.
Friday, 31 May 2019 to Friday, 7 June 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 attending their local Triratna centre and wants to take things deeper. Going Deeper – with Yoga and Meditation 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.
Friday, 29 March 2019 to Friday, 5 April 2019 2019
These retreats combine introductory meditation teaching with yoga. The supportive atmosphere of the retreat allows us to develop and deepen both practices, and understand how the two augment each other. Both meditation and yoga teaching will be from first principles and will be suitable for complete beginners.
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.
Friday, 8 March 2019 to Sunday, 10 March 2019 2019
This retreat is for women who have asked to be ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order.