Pasadini has been a practicing Buddhist/meditator since Y2K. She enjoys the simplicity, intimacy and honesty that meditation is/requires of her, and feels deeply honoured to be able to introduce others to meditation, and Buddhist practice. She lived at Dhanakosa for two years, and now stays in Glasgow full time with her wife and dog, and leads retreats at Dhanakosa several times a year.
Originally hailing from Eastern Canadian shores, but having spent her whole adult life in the US, until 2012, she will forgive you if you think she sounds American. Its like totally totally awesome dude.
Viryadevi lives in Glasgow and has been meditating for 33 years. She has spent the last few years supporting adults with learning disability and training on a Dharma-based counselling course which have both challenged her to develop more heart connection in meditation and daily life.
An ideal first regulars retreat. These retreats take successful themes from our introductory programme, and gently introduce more silence, meditation, and a stronger Buddhist context through teachings and Buddhist ritual (including 7-fold puja).
Open to anyone who has done an introductory retreat, or has been attending a local centre, and looking to take their practice a bit deeper.
With mindfulness, we become intimate with our own heart/mind, and train in how to practice the discipline of meditation as taught by the Buddha, with the ultimate aim of liberation.
Mindfulness. Metta/Lovingkindness. This retreat is time to work with deepening our practices in a shared space. Wearing in new grooves of habit, based on love, kindness, witness, openness and leading to wisdom/insight into the true nature of things.
For more information read the retreat information sheet.