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31 May to 7 Jun 2024
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Going Deeper retreats are an ideal first regulars’ retreat. They are suitable for anyone who has already done an introductory retreat or who has been attending their local Triratna centre and wants to take things deeper.

By going deeper with walking and nature awareness we are giving ourselves the opportunity to experience life away from the trappings of our everyday routine and to relax into the freedom and spontaneity of our basic relationship with natural world around us. We will weave together Buddhist teachings, meditation practice, and an appreciative and playful investigation of the natural world around us to create an experience of depth and connection.

We will continue exploring the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana and also introduce a stronger Just Sitting element to the practice, and more reflection, both on and off the cushion. The retreat will also include an introduction to Buddhist ritual and the seven fold puja. There will be longer periods of silence together and quiet walks will all support a deep and rich experience both of ourselves and the world around us.

For more information read the retreat information sheet.

Booking Fee: 
Booking Availability: 
Less than 10 spaces

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.