Siddhimala became involved with the Triratna Buddhist Community in 1992 and moved into a community in London before going to live and work at Taraloka retreat Centre in 1994 for 3.5yrs and at Dhanakosa in 2014 for 4 years. She was ordained in 2002 and is inspired by the Bodhisattva ideal - a life in the service of a higher purpose.

She trained to teach Tibetan Yoga (Kum Nye) from 2008-11, which she finds a very helpful addition to the practice of mindfulness and meditation. She enjoys sharing her passions of Meditation, Dharma, walking, kayaking, music and the dance of countryside and wildlife.

Online weekend: Rewind, Refresh, Renew

Friday, 23 April 2021 to Sunday, 25 April 2021 2021

Introductory weekend: Rewind, Refresh, Renew

This online weekend will be an opportunity to explore what it means to practice meditation, what helps and how we may apply the practices to every moment in a day to give rise to the possibility of a more easeful happy life.   The weekend will include some gentle movement, meditation practice, discussions, exploration and sharing in smaller groups and is suitable for beginners and those already familiar with the practices.

Qi Gong and Meditation online

Saturday, 28 November 2020 to Friday, 4 December 2020 2020

Qi Gong is rapidly growing in popularity as a practice which helps to generate more energy and vitality, and promotes self healing and inner harmony and can improve levels of health considerably. Many people benefit from having a movement practice to accompany and support their sitting meditation practice. Meditation is an integral component of Qi Gong, and they complement each other beautifully.

Introductory weekend - ONLINE

Friday, 9 October 2020 to Sunday, 11 October 2020 2020

The online introductory weekend offers an excellent short introduction to Buddhism and Meditation.  We will cover two simple traditional meditation practices and give you grounding in the basic principles of Buddhism.  They provide an ideal situation in which to take a fresh look at yourself and your life.

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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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.


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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.

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going deeper - hillwalking and meditation

Friday, 7 July 2017 to Friday, 14 July 2017 2017

On this retreat we will encourage an appreciative sensitivity to our surroundings as we explore the local hills and glens together, often in silence. The richness of the natural environment feeding into a gentle deepening of our experience supported by meditation, reflection and simple Buddhist ritual.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

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hillwalking and meditation

Friday, 28 April 2017 to Friday, 5 May 2017 2017

Nature is for many of us an important source of spiritual nourishment in an increasingly busy world.  On these retreats 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.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

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