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18 Feb to 25 Feb 2022
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We live, it seems, in increasingly troubled times. Yet if we fall prey to fear, hatred, blame and conflict, things only get worse. Somehow we need the resources to find our feet, rise up and meet the challenges we face with courage and confidence, with strength and dignity, with creativity and compassion, with wisdom and the harmonising speech that builds concord and co-operation.

Seeking resources? Well, the Buddhist tradition has much to offer. It offers mindfulness and the practices of consciously appreciating what we love and trust. It offers meditations to work skillfully with our emotional states, so as to move beyond fear into courage, beyond hatred into compassion, beyond habitual old views into insightful new perspectives. This retreat makes such practices readily available within a supportive daily programme which includes meditation, mindfulness, daily discourses and imaginal practices such as mantra, puja and inspirational poetry.

‘The Green Buddha’ refers both to the historical Buddha who spent most of his time living with appreciative awareness in the forests of ancient India ... and to the archetypal Buddha ‘Amoghasiddhi’ - ‘Green Buddha of the North’. Of the five buddhas depicted in the Buddha Mandala, Amoghasiddhi stands especially for: harmony and concord within ... harmony and concord without. This is not the superficial harmony that compromises truth. It is the hard-won harmony that courageously faces conflict - both inner and outer - searching for the deeper truths that show a way to lasting resolution

For more information see the retreat information sheet.

2022 Covid-19 update: We expect to be running this retreat with a maximum of 21 people including the team. Before booking please read our Covid Pre-retreat information sheet here for more information about what to expect.

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This retreat is no longer open for bookings

Paying for your retreat

Dhanakosa runs on donations

Dhanakosa does not charge for retreats.  Instead, we ask people to make a donation towards the ongoing cost of running the centre, for everyone.  This recognises that everyone’s financial circumstances are different.  It’s a genuine donation but our suggested donations may serve as a guide.  You are free to decide how much to give.  And we don’t want our doors to be closed to the less well off.

The donations we collect from you on your retreat pay for future retreats.  You are “paying it forward”.  And the retreatants of the future will heartily appreciate your generosity.

To find out more about how donations to Dhanakosa and the Dana Economy click here.

Suggested donations

Booking fees for 2024:

  • £100 for week/2 week retreats
  • £75 for weekend retreats

Our suggested donations for 2024 (in addition to the booking fee) are (higher/lower level):

  • Week retreats: £650 / £420
  • Weekend retreats: £300 / £210
  • 2 week retreat: £1100 / £750

We ask people to make a donation in advance of arrival, either online or by phone. You can do this by phoning the office or donate online here. Please use the message section of the on-line form, or email us to let us know which retreat you are donating for.

It will also be possible to give a donation while you are here. Donations can be made by credit/debit card, cheque or cash.