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Ordination Training Retreat just added: The heart unbound

Fri, 23 Jul, 2021 - 14:56

Ordination Training Retreat just added: The heart unbound

Fri, 23 Jul, 2021 - 14:56

We’ve just added an ordination training retreat to our Autumn 2021 programme:

November 8 - 19
The Heart Unbound - Metta as a path to insight
with Dayajoti, Maitridevi and Sraddhadipa.

On this retreat we will be exploring metta as a gateway to Insight. The path of metta allows insights to unfold in a relaxed and embodied  way as we move more and more deeply into the unconditional love that flows from a boundless heart located nowhere and everywhere. The retreat will include some bodywork...

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Order Retreat: Dancing in the Bardo with Vijayamala & Moksanandi

Fri, 23 Jul, 2021 - 14:50

Order Retreat: Dancing in the Bardo with Vijayamala & Moksanandi

Fri, 23 Jul, 2021 - 14:50

This year’s annual very popular Women’s Order Retreat at Taraloka will be on the theme of the Bardo Verses taken from the Bardo Thodol – one of the main insight reflections recommended by Bhante from the very early days of the movement.  

‘Bardo’ literally means ‘in-between’, so the Bardo of Life is an experience of aliveness arising between dream states. But what does it mean to be alive, to be awake to the full mystery of sensory experience?  Every moment is...

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Area Order Weekend (Residential and Online) - The Way to the Beyond

Wed, 19 May, 2021 - 17:03

Area Order Weekend (Residential and Online) - The Way to the Beyond

Wed, 19 May, 2021 - 17:03

‘The Way to the Beyond’:
UK & Ireland Women’s Area Order Weekend
Thurs 3 – Sun 6 June 2021

Led by Kusalasara, Maitrisiddhi, Mahamani & Sanghagita

(all ordained in 2014 at Akasavana) and friends

‘I will sing you the praises of the Way to the Beyond…’

What can we trust? What do we rely on?  Where is our heart-connection with the Dharma?  And when do we rely on the Buddha, and when on our own capacity to know and see?  Sixteen brahmins go...

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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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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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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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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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Young Women's Weekend at Taraloka 5th-7th July

Tue, 4 Jun, 2019 - 11:19

Young Women's Weekend at Taraloka 5th-7th July

Tue, 4 Jun, 2019 - 11:19

Young Women’s Weekend: The Taste of Freedom

The self-development industry promotes self-confidence. Through practising the Dharma we become confident, but it’s confidence of a different kind. Join us as we explore faith, freedom and the source of true confidence. A precious opportunity for young women to practice together. (For women in their late teens, 20s and 30s)

Led by Moksatara, Sadayasihi and team

Cost: £60 booking fee plus suggested donations (taken at the end of the retreat) £95 (unwaged/in...

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The Great Gathering - A Greater Love: Maha Maitri

Sat, 27 Jan, 2018 - 15:07

The Great Gathering - A Greater Love: Maha Maitri

Sat, 27 Jan, 2018 - 15:07

Taraloka 7th-10th June

“If you take friendship seriously, you bring in, sooner or later, the whole of the Dharma.”  At the first Great Gathering for nearly ten years, come and celebrate Triratna’s unique emphasis on the practice of friendship as a path.

Our teacher Sangharakshita has said: “It is in friendship (maitri) that we may find the emotional equivalent of the intellectual understanding of the doctrine of ‘no self’”, and that if we were to really practise the first precept -...