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Online Retreat: There's a Field...

By Ratnadeva on Fri, 3 Jul, 2020 - 16:22

Online Retreat: There's a Field...

By Ratnadeva on Fri, 3 Jul, 2020 - 16:22

Please register in advance for this retreat. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. 

Out beyond ideas

of wrong doing and right doing

there is a field

I will meet you there.

When the soul lies down

in that grass

the world is too full

to speak of

ideas, language even the notion

one another

makes no sense.

Following the success of our first on-line retreat we are delighted to offer another opportunity to come together as a virtual practice community.

The retreat will take this famous Rumi verse as a loose structure to investigate what it means...

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Alive, Aware, Awake! (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 31)

By Centre Team on Fri, 3 Jul, 2020 - 15:27

What is it to be fully aware, fully alive? Here is a great conversation with the retreat team from Taraloka, who are about to lead our online Home Retreat around the relief and ease of being in the present moment – whatever that present moment looks like. 

Join in with Alive, Aware, Awake - a Home Retreat for everyone!

Experience can be an adventure in awareness. How can we taste the deep excitement of opening to the nature...

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New series of Led Walking Meditations from Taraloka: A Walking Week

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 3 Jul, 2020 - 11:49

New series of Led Walking Meditations from Taraloka: A Walking Week

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 3 Jul, 2020 - 11:49

Would you like to take your meditation practice off the cushion and outdoors? Maitridevi from Taraloka Retreat centre has been recording a series of five walking meditations under the title ‘A Walking Week’ to help you do just that!

From next week you will be able to tune into these meditations, which will be released daily on Taraloka’s Youtube channel.

The five are as follows:
1. A simple walking meditation
2. ‘Exploring...

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Opening Up Centres & Hybrid events

By gunabhadri on Thu, 2 Jul, 2020 - 20:03

Opening Up Centres & Hybrid events

By gunabhadri on Thu, 2 Jul, 2020 - 20:03

Here’s the video recording of our gathering on 2 July on opening Centres after lockdown - procedural and technical.

  • 0-22 mins: overview of health/safety around opening Centres
  • 22-58 mins: issues around running hybrid classes
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Opening Up Centres & Hybrid events

By gunabhadri on Thu, 2 Jul, 2020 - 20:00

Following our gathering on 2 July on opening Centres after lockdown - procedural and technical, here is all the information flowing outof this meeting:


Feel free to post any more questions you may have in the comments below.

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Dharmabyte: Letting the Words Drop In Deeply

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 2 Jul, 2020 - 14:00

The Perfection of Wisdom literature is filled with paradox. Santavajri shares her reflections on the rather baffling concepts presented in The Diamond Sutra and The Heart Sutra. Both relevant and incomprehensible, the true meaning goes well beyond the words themselves.

Excerpted from the talk entitled Approaches to the Perfection of Wisdom given at the London Buddhist Centre’s Women’s Class as part of their exploration of the Bodhisattva Ideal, 2011.

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Dharma Day Live on Sunday from Padmaloka!

By Centre Team on Thu, 2 Jul, 2020 - 00:30

Dharma Day Live on Sunday from Padmaloka!

By Centre Team on Thu, 2 Jul, 2020 - 00:30

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Dharma Day Live on Sunday

Come and celebrate Dharma Day from Padmaloka Retreat Centre – wherever you are in the world!

To celebrate Dharma Day this year, Padmaloka will be offering a full online festival programme including live streamed meditations and rituals from the Shrine Room, and a live talk and Q&A by Padmavajra. His talk will explore the story of the turning of the wheel of the Dharma and, in...

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For the Earth, From the Sangha: Poetry Readings and Other Voices

By marysalome on Thu, 2 Jul, 2020 - 00:08

This is a companion recording to the series of podcasts I produced for Earth Week 2020: Hair On Fire - Buddhist Responses Turning Toward Climate Change

  1. Eva Soncin introduced Vimalasara.
     
  2. Vimalasara read “I am Africa” from her recently published book of poems, I Am Still Your Negro: An Homage to James Baldwin, published by University of Alberta Press. It’s available at your favorite online book sellers, and on order from local independent bookstores.
     
  3. Paul Greenberg read excerpts
  4. ...
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