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.
Open to all, these retreats are suitable for both beginners and those with more experience, but no previous experience is assumed. All these retreats include introductory meditation teaching and periods of silence.
These retreats provide an excellent short introduction to both meditation and Buddhism. They will introduce you to two simple traditional meditation practices and give you grounding in the basic principles of Buddhism. They are an ideal situation in which to take a fresh look at yourself and your life.
For more information read the retreat information sheet.
Covid-19 update: We hope this retreat will be able to go ahead, however we cannot be clear how travel and social distancing guidance will evolve and what the effect of this will be on our ability to offer this retreat. We are therefore only taking bookings for a limited number of places on this retreat and limiting people to one retreat booking each during the period of restrictions so as to share out our resources as much as we can. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee being able to run this retreat. We'll be in touch 2-4 weeks ahead of the start date of the retreat to confirm whether it is going ahead.