Kindness, Compassion, Rejoicing and Serenity
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.
Suitable for people who have been on retreat before and have a regular meditation practice. These are more intensive than introductory retreats.
The four love meditations from the Buddhist tradition cultivate metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion) and upekkha (a wise and loving serenity). This retreat begins with simple mindfulness and appreciation then goes on to explore these four meditations. Each one taps into our intrinsic humanity then responds courageously to whatever life presents.
For more information read the retreat information sheet.