The College of Public Preceptors is delighted to announce the appointment of Vajratara as a Public Preceptor.
Vajratara is 43 years old. She encountered the Dharma while still at school, was ordained in 2004, and became a private preceptor in 2016. She was in Sheffield for many years where she lived in a community, worked in the Evolution shop, and then taught at the Centre. She is currently a member of the women’s ordination team at Tiratanaloka, where she’s been for about...
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Should Buddhist sanghas and Buddhist Centres get involved in politics or remain politically neutral? When political debate can be so fractious and polarised, how can Buddhists make a helpful contribution?
In this ambitious and challenging series, Vajragupta asks us to reflect on our political views and conditioning, so as to come to a deeper appreciation of what a Buddhist perspective might be.
Learning to grow my own food has led to a big shift in consciousness – from the detachment of living exclusively on restaurant-served or shop-bought produce to the grounding intimacy of eating home-grown fruit and veg – and helped me greatly on the path toward veganism.
In 2015 I got involved in a community garden in inner city Dublin, not far from the Dublin Buddhist Centre (DBC). At the time I was living in a first floor flat with no outside...
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...
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...
A three-month residential course providing you with an opportunity to live an intensive dharma life: living, practicing, studying and working together within the context of Adhisthana.
Over 14 weeks you’ll receive a grounding in the principles and practice of Triratna Buddhism through retreats, study with experienced teachers and communal living. You’ll also participate in the life of the wider Adhisthana sangha: meditating together, performing ritual, receiving 1:1 mentorship and joining in with a daily session of...
I’m running another online meditation retreat from Saturday 25th September to Friday 1st October 2021. The retreat is aimed at Order Members and Mitras and is offered on a Dana basis.
The emphasis will be on a relaxed, open, and attentive quality of ‘knowing’, receptive to whatever is happening within our experience. We will be cultivating mindfulness that is ‘uncontrived’ and natural and looking to bring ‘right view’ – a wisdom perspective - to each moment of awareness.
We are delighted to announce that the public ordination of the following women took place at Tiratanaloka at 2pm BST on 20th July 2021
Public Preceptor Parami:
Sarah Wellard becomes Kiranasri (dot under the ’n’, accent over the ’s’ and long last ‘i’) a Sanskrit name meaning “She who has the Radiance of a Moonbeam (of Bodhichitta).” Registered spelling Kiranasri Private preceptor Prajnadevi
Lynne Marie Eccleston becomes Taralocana (long first, second and last ‘a’s) a...