Smritiratna first took up Buddhist practice in 1977 at the age of 21 while studying Developmental Psychology at Sussex University. At 27, he began training in earnest with the FWBO and entered the Western Buddhist Order in 1991.

In 1996, he came to Scotland, joined the Dhanakosa project and spent five years on-site, teaching and house-keeping. In 2001, he gave up house-keeping to concentrate on study, contemplation and teaching. He now lives in a forest hut near Dhanakosa. He still leads Dhanakosa retreats and continues to delight in introducing meditation to newcomers.

In Spacious Awareness, Wisdom Unfolds

Friday, 7 March 2014 to Friday, 14 March 2014 2014

Here is mindfulness in its original Buddhist context.

This retreat invites us to take the Buddha's ancient path from simple mindfulness through meditation into a new wisdom. The meaning of his teachings can only be revealed by serene contemplation of direct experience.

Here is an opportunity to understand.

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Yoga and Meditation

Friday, 14 February 2014 to Friday, 21 February 2014 2014

These retreats combine introductory meditation teaching with yoga. The supportive atmosphere of the retreat allows us to develop and deepen both practices, and understand how the two augment each other. Both meditation and yoga teaching will be from first principles and will be suitable for complete beginners.

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