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The Buddha’s Teachings on Parami – Dana Retreat

The Buddha’s Teachings on Parami – Dana Retreat

On this retreat we will explore the theme of Parami, the universal requisites called "the most excellent" or "perfect deliverance" as a framework on which we can orient our practice on and off the meditation cushion, such that our whole life becomes an opportunity to experience the fruits of the liberating path.

This retreat is offered by Gaia House without a set charge. A deposit is requested to confirm your booking.

Participants will be invited to practise Dana/generosity by contributing towards the cost of the retreat according to their means.

SUVACO is a former Buddhist monk and a passionate advocate for embodying life in all of its forms. He lives in the South West UK where he works as a psychotherapist and Tai Qi teacher.

Listen to one of Suvaco's Talks at Gaia House on 15.06.2015: Evening Talk from Touching the Earth Retreat (Duration 47:09)

Gavin Milne will be an assistant teacher on this retreat.

Retreat Code = 18135

A = suitable for all

Saturday 24 February - Monday 26 February 2018 (2 nights)

Deposit:  £32

Extending Your Retreat = £44 per night - Conditions apply - please see box

Before you book, please read these guidelines regarding mental well-being and silent retreats

Intensive silent meditation retreats can be very nourishing; however, as they require sustained meditation practice, they also need some stability of psychological health. If you have recently (i.e. within the past year or so) experienced significant trauma or psychiatric illness, or if you are currently experiencing acute emotional distress such as serious depression or anxiety, it may not be the best time for you to attend an intensive retreat in silence. The teachers might not be able to give you the kind of individual or psychological care you might need at this time. It could possibly be more appropriate to practise in or seek out a setting where there are more opportunities for interpersonal engagement.

  • If you are currently under the care of a mental health professional, please discuss your attendance with them. You should be in a relatively stable period of mental well-being and have adequate psychological resilience to attend an intensive silent retreat.
  • Please be prepared to offer your mental health professional's contact information to the teachers on opening day if requested.
  • If you have any questions about the above please contact:


Retreat is Expired This is an old retreat and no longer available for booking.

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Price: £32.00