Shraddhadharani

Sraddhadharani first began practising Buddhism in Manchester in the late '90's. A desire to explore her practise more deeply away from the distractions and demands of busy urban life lead to her moving to the Scottish Borders, where she has lived for the last 16 years with her partner and various dogs and cats. Her interest in and commitment to Buddhism continued to develop and thrive, helped by the beauty and peace of the surrounding landscape, as well as the many opportunities available within the Triratna Buddhist Community and she was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2013. She has a particular interest in meditation and has been co-facilitating a Meditation Group in her local village hall for the last 8 years. She also works as a dog walker and massage therapist and enjoys using ritual and ceremony as a way of bringing people together around shared values and experiences.

 

Hillwalking and Meditation

Friday, 7 June 2019 to Friday, 14 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 Hillwalking takes the established successful Hillwalking retreat format and by intensifying the practice enables us to connect more deeply with our experience both in the shrine room and, in nature.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

going deeper - awakening to reality

Friday, 2 October 2015 to Friday, 9 October 2015 2015

On this retreat we will explore the Buddha's four noble truths and eightfold path to awakening through talks discussion meditation, reflection and ritual.  There will be more silence, meditation and a stronger Buddhist context (including an introduction to and practice of 7-fold Puja) than on our introductory retreats. They are 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.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Introductory weekend

Friday, 11 December 2020 to Sunday, 13 December 2020 2020

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: 
£50.00

spring rain on still waters

Friday, 17 April 2020 to Friday, 24 April 2020 2020

Watching raindrops fall on still water is a magical experience.  It is also one of a number of images the Buddha uses to communicate what it is like to contemplate the nature of our existence through the five skandhas. This retreat will take a direct and experiential approach to exploring that nature of existence.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Mindfulness and the Path to Freedom

Friday, 17 January 2020 to Friday, 24 January 2020 2020

Far from just a means of relaxation, the Buddha’s teaching of mindfulness can bring new levels of meaning, direction and joy to our lives. We will be exploring some of the most relevant teachings for modern life, and how we can directly put them into practice as well as doing some gentle Qi Gong movements to help us inhabit our bodies more fully.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

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

Kindness, Rejoicing, Compassion and Serenity

Friday, 1 February 2019 to Friday, 8 February 2019 2019

The four love meditations from the Buddhist tradition cultivate metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion) and upekkha (a wise and loving serenity).  This retreat begins with simple mindfulness and appreciation then goes on to explore these four meditations. Each one taps into our intrinsic humanity then responds courageously to whatever life presents.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

Scottish Sangha Weekend

Friday, 17 August 2018 to Sunday, 19 August 2018 2018

Padmasambhava Weekend - " Dance of the Dakinis"

A weekend inspired by the life, teaching and example of Padmasambhava. 

You need to be an order member, mitra or a centre regular within the Scottish Triratna Buddhist Community in order to attend this retreat.

Please call to book: 01877 384 213 

Booking Fee: 
£30.00