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.
Friday, 8 April 2016 to Friday, 15 April 2016 2016
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. On this retreat we will be exploring some of the most relevant teachings for modern life, and how we can directly put them into practice. We will be doing some light physical movement of Qi Gong to help us inhabit our bodies more fully.
For more information, please read the retreat information sheet.
Friday, 4 September 2015 to Friday, 11 September 2015 2015
We all have what we call dominant selves and selves that have been disowned. This imbalance in us is the cause of much confusion, distress and even illness. Through meditation, Voice Dialogue and Focusing we will explore these inner selves, bringing much understanding of who we are and how we function, and beginning to take back control over our lives.
For more information about this retreat, please read the retreat information sheet.
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, 25 October 2024 to Friday, 1 November 2024 2024
Qi Gong is rapidly growing in popularity as a practice which helps to generate more energy and vitality; 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.
Friday, 13 September 2024 to Friday, 20 September 2024 2024
‘Simply being’ points to the aliveness and awakeness that we can recognise at any moment. It’s an openness to full presence, our full being - in body, senses and awareness. It points to being what we really are, beyond conceptual fabrication. In recognising and opening to the steady and spacious aspects of experience here and now, we may glimpse a timeless awareness-emptiness that is inseparable from loving, compassionate energy.
Friday, 6 September 2024 to Friday, 13 September 2024 2024
On this retreat we will explore ways to support and increase our whole wellbeing through meditation, walking and fascia work, which is based around functional movement. The fascia work will be taught as a sensory experience, with props (balls, etc) - it is a fun somatic adventure and feels fantastic to do.
Friday, 31 May 2024 to Friday, 7 June 2024 2024
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, 10 May 2024 to Friday, 17 May 2024 2024
Nature is for many of us, a vital 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.
Friday, 12 April 2024 to Sunday, 14 April 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.
Friday, 18 August 2023 to Friday, 25 August 2023 2023
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.