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23 Jun to 30 Jun 2023
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This retreat is for anyone wishing to explore meditation and their inner world. You may want to inspire or re-inspire your meditation, or to learn meditation from scratch. Whatever your starting point, we take a relaxed approach, aiming to make meditation as enjoyable and enriching as possible. We also discover how to make meditation uniquely our own, seeking
the right approach for ourselves at different times. In this way, meditation can become a real resource and a steady support in our lives. Anyone who has lost confidence in meditating, or who wishes to recharge their practice, may find this retreat especially helpful.

We base the retreat on the Gentle Guides to Mindfulness Meditation a series of books by Locana (Elizabeth English). We also draw on mindful perspectives found in Focusing, Nonviolent Communication and Somatic Experiencing. Workshops include interactive exercises and time for creative expression. You may wish to record or journal your meditation journey in ways you enjoy, e.g. writing, artwork, movement, song, walks in nature. For more information and detail of the daily programme please read the retreat information sheet.

The retreat is suitable for those of any faith or none.

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Retreat FullCall for waiting list

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 and 2025:

  • £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

Our suggested donations for 2025 (in addition to the booking fee) are (higher/lower level):

  • Week retreats: £670 / £430
  • Weekend retreats: £310 / £215
  • 2 week retreat: £1200 / £800

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.