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Moon of the Mind: Bodhicitta - The Great Gathering ONLINE

Mon, 15 Mar, 2021 - 10:20

Moon of the Mind: Bodhicitta - The Great Gathering ONLINE

Mon, 15 Mar, 2021 - 10:20

What is the mystery of bodhicitta?  And how can we relate to it?  Join Taraloka and Tiratanaloka for an online weekend of talks, ritual, meditation and discussion as we collectively evoke and dwell upon the ‘the dawning moon of the mind’, the compassion and wisdom that is bodhicitta.   Find out more or book here.   

For Dharmacharinis and women training for ordination.  
23 - 25 April

What is the mystery of bodhicitta?   It’s ‘the dawning moon of the mind, whose light banishes our...

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SophieAnn

Young women's weekend retreat: The Cremation Ground & the Skull Cup of Wisdom (ONLINE)

Sun, 31 Jan, 2021 - 09:11

Young women's weekend retreat: The Cremation Ground & the Skull Cup of Wisdom (ONLINE)

Sun, 31 Jan, 2021 - 09:11

An exciting online opportunity for young women, aged 18 to 30.

Friday 30 April 30 to Sunday 2 May.

The ancient Indian cremation ground is a symbol for any crucial situation where we meet impermanence, death, aloneness and fear. It is also a symbol of transformation, a place where death meets life and life meets death. A place where great yogis and dakinis gather at night in darkenss and secrecy, meditating, dancing, embracing and drinking from the skull cup of wisdom. A place of liberated...

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Could you help support Taraloka through the Covid-19 pandemic?

Thu, 15 Oct, 2020 - 16:51

Could you help support Taraloka through the Covid-19 pandemic?

Thu, 15 Oct, 2020 - 16:51

Since March, Taraloka has been unable to run residential retreats, Finally, last weekend, our first, small, socially-distanced retreat was due to begin. Then, the Welsh Government declared our county, Wrexham, to be in strict lockdown again.


Now, we can’t even offer solitaries, donations from which, alongside those from online retreat attendees, had been seeing us through. Even when we can offer residential retreats again, social distancing means they will be for small numbers only, so we will be running them...

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Monkey Mind and the Heart’s Release: A Taraloka on-line Meditation Retreat for Women Order Members and Experienced Mitras (with at least 3 years regular meditation practice)

Wed, 9 Sep, 2020 - 16:12

Monkey Mind and the Heart’s Release: A Taraloka on-line Meditation Retreat for Women Order Members and Experienced Mitras (with at least 3 years regular meditation practice)

Wed, 9 Sep, 2020 - 16:12

Led by Vijayamala

17th-23rd October 2020 

How can we tame our monkey minds with love?  This is a great opportunity to bring our daily-life practice with us on retreat. We’ll take a good look at how the crafty mind creates its own obstacles. Then we’ll use metta, build a sense of solidarity and connection, and learn to understand our most authentic heart’s desires, to release them.

Programme 

Own meditation before breakfast

10.30 – 12.30  Morning session with presentation and led meditations 

3.45 – 4.15      Groups 

4.30- 5.30       Collective...

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Change your life; Transform the World - Recruitment at Taraloka

Wed, 5 Aug, 2020 - 12:11

Change your life; Transform the World - Recruitment at Taraloka

Wed, 5 Aug, 2020 - 12:11

Has the current world situation got you thinking about how you can best serve the Order and the World?

Taraloka needs you…

We are looking for one or two Dharmacharinis to join the community and help hold the guardianship of this vital retreat centre.

Taraloka has been at the heart of the women’s wing since opening in November 1985.  Thirty five years later, we are moving through this period of collective, worldwide transition and uncertainty.  We need women who care about the vision of Taraloka as a sacred...

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Online Retreat: Tara - Fearless Love Lighting Up the World

Thu, 30 Jul, 2020 - 10:15

Online Retreat: Tara - Fearless Love Lighting Up the World

Thu, 30 Jul, 2020 - 10:15

How can we hold sorrow and joy - in ourselves, others and the world?  We may hold one aspect more in the light, the other more in shadow, however we need to embrace both to be fully alive.  With Tara as our guide - seated in meditation, stepping out into the world, fearless, wise and full of compassion - we can develop our own budding faculties of love, delight, compassion, ease and equanimity.  These can then become much needed offerings...

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Drawing Strength from our Sangha across the Globe

Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 - 11:35

Drawing Strength from our Sangha across the Globe

Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 - 11:35

Women practitioners report back on their situations and how they found Taraloka and Tiratanaloka’s ‘The Great Gathering’ online event. Inspiring!! - read what they’ve written here.

“I said yesterday to a dear friend, it is like there is for certain a new
atmosphere in the house. Because in my room there have been a
wonderful Puja. Like in the shrine room during a normal retreat
there can be a special energy. So it is now, a special space
...

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Uncontrived Mindfulness: turn your life into a retreat

Thu, 4 Jun, 2020 - 16:39

Uncontrived Mindfulness: turn your life into a retreat

Thu, 4 Jun, 2020 - 16:39

Uncontrived Mindfulness: turn your life into a retreat

27 June – 3 July

A Taraloka on-line meditation retreat led by Vajradevi for Dharmacharinis and women training for ordination.

What is the relationship between mindfulness and wisdom? How can a seemingly simple practice of on-going awareness help us to know the nature of reality? On this retreat we will be using the Buddha’s words in the Satipatthana Sutta to practice with this profound yet accessible teaching. Through periods of formal and informal meditation, we will cultivate awareness...

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Taraloka declares an ecological emergency

From Buddhist Action on Tue, 29 Oct, 2019 - 13:14

Taraloka declares an ecological emergency

From Buddhist Action on Tue, 29 Oct, 2019 - 13:14

In October 2018 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report stated that without dramatic action we will not be able to limit global warming to a 1.5C increase. They state “Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid and far-reaching changes… at an unprecedented scale.”

In 2019 the UN Biodiversity report estimated that around one million species “already face extinction, many within decades, more than ever before in human history.”

It is clear from these reports that planet Earth is at present under severe ecological threat....