Pasadini

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 - 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.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

hillwalking and meditation: Walking, Mountains and Meditation

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

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Introductory weekend

Friday, 29 November 2024 to Sunday, 1 December 2024 2024

These retreats are an excellent short introduction to Buddhism and Meditation. We will cover an introduction to two traditional Buddhist meditations: the mindfulness of breathing and the development of loving kindness (Metta Bhavana). We will also introduce some key elements of the Buddhist tradition. As well as giving a grounding in the basic principles of Buddhism and meditation, these retreats are an ideal reflective situation in which to take a fresh look at ourselves.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Yoga and meditation

Friday, 24 May 2024 to Friday, 31 May 2024 2024

These retreats combine introductory meditation teaching with yoga. This playful synthesis of body based approaches to wellbeing (through meditation and yoga) in the peaceful and beautiful environment of the retreat can help restore physical and mental vitality and balance in our lives.

We will cover an introduction to two traditional Buddhist meditations as well as give a solid introduction to the principals of meditation. We will also be exploring some traditional Buddhist teachings to get a flavour of how these might be relevant to our modern lives.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

going deeper - meditation and yoga

Friday, 26 April 2024 to Friday, 3 May 2024 2024

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, and 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.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

Turning the heart towards freedom

Friday, 23 February 2024 to Friday, 1 March 2024 2024

Where do we turn when we come up against difficulties in life?

In the space of this retreat, we will be learning about the preliminary practices of reflection on what are called the 4 mind turning verses. The subjects of these four reflections can bring us into a direct relationship with: the deeply precious opportunity afforded by our human life; the truth of death and impermanence; karma, or the fact that our actions have consequences for ourselves and others; and the many disadvantages of this conditioned, dissatisfactory worldly existence.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

Listening, Dancing, Being

Friday, 24 March 2023 to Friday, 31 March 2023 2023

Listening can be seen as an activity merely of the mind, where we direct our thoughtful attention – but how is it to listen differently, with and through our flowing body? Being is often associated with ‘being someone’ or ‘being still’, but how is it to ‘be’ within our natural present movement of body or mind? How can we allow Being and Listening to meet, while engaging with each other, or while Dancing?

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

Introductory Weekend

Friday, 24 November 2023 to Sunday, 26 November 2023 2023

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: 
£75.00

Embodied Courage - women's meditation

Friday, 4 August 2023 to Friday, 11 August 2023 2023

What does it mean to face your life fully? Where do you find the courage to turn towards yourself, your live, your mistakes, your fullness and also towards others? What if you could drop your agenda and accept the natural flow of your life? When you deeply inhabit the space of your body you begin to walk through your life more easefully, freely and joyfully. And you give yourself the chance to live your life more authentically, more honestly, and with true sincerity of heart.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

Order Weekend

Friday, 28 January 2022 to Sunday, 30 January 2022 2022

A weekend retreat open to members of the Triratna Buddhist Order in Scotland.

2022 Covid-19 update: We expect to be running this retreat with a maximum of 21 people including the team. Before booking please read our Covid Pre-retreat information sheet here for more information about what to expect.

Booking Fee: 
£50.00