Siddhimala

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.

going deeper - elemental awakening

Friday, 30 September 2016 to Friday, 7 October 2016 2016

Drawing deeply on the landscape, and the sensual immediacy of our experience, we will explore the traditional Buddhist teaching of the six elements. We will see how this teaching provides a rich framework for reflection, gently transforming our sense of ourselves. This work will be set about with ritual, and the traditional Triratna approach to integration and positive emotion.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

mindfulness and the path to freedom

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.

Booking Fee: 
£75.00

who's living your life?

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.

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

qi gong and meditation

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.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

simply being

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.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

hillwalking and meditation

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.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

Opening to life

Friday, 12 January 2024 to Friday, 19 January 2024 2024

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.  We will cover an introduction to two traditional Buddhist meditations; the mindfulness of breathing and the development of loving kindness (Metta Bhavana) as well as a solid introduction to the principals of meditation.  The approach to teaching is practical and direct, with plenty of time to reflect, and just to be, free from all the pressures and demands of our ordinary lives.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00

Mindfulness and the path to freedom

Friday, 11 November 2022 to Friday, 18 November 2022 2022

For this retreat we will be exploring some of the core principles of Buddhism and meditation. In particular, how the Buddha’s clarity on the human condition can bring more meaning, richness and purpose to our lives. The teaching will seek to keep things simple and direct, so practical and relevant to the challenges of modern life in the west.

Booking Fee: 
£100.00