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

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Fri, 3 Jul, 2020 - 11:49

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

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times 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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Alive! Aware! Awake! Online Retreat, 10 - 17 July

From Taraloka Retreat Centre on Thu, 25 Jun, 2020 - 16:53

Alive! Aware! Awake! Online Retreat, 10 - 17 July

From Taraloka Retreat Centre on Thu, 25 Jun, 2020 - 16:53

What is it to be fully aware, fully alive?  Mindfulness is an adventure!  In these times more than ever, the Buddha’s teaching of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness gives us an essential framework for how to stay present, clear-minded, and living from our deepest values, whether we’re meditating or in the thick of our daily lives.   

Taraloka and The Buddhist Centre Online are collaborating to offer Alive! Aware! Awake! - an online retreat exploring the four foundations of...

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Online Meditations - Twice A Day

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Wed, 18 Mar, 2020 - 12:13

Online Meditations - Twice A Day

From The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times on Wed, 18 Mar, 2020 - 12:13

We’ll be offering two open meditation spaces every week day via the Zoom platform. This works in most web browsers, and you can also get free apps for all major mobile platforms too. 

You don’t need to pay for an account to take part.

Sessions will last for 45 minutes. They won’t be guided meditations – just bring your own practice and sit with us!

No one knows how long the shutdown will last. If the need continues beyond that point we will continue...

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Wednesday Meditation: Above, Below, and All Around - The Four Immeasurables

Mon, 7 Oct, 2019 - 12:06

Wednesday Meditation: Above, Below, and All Around - The Four Immeasurables

Mon, 7 Oct, 2019 - 12:06

Body like a mountain, heart like an ocean, mind like the sky.” - attributed to Dōgen, 13th Century Japanese Buddhist monk and founder of the Sōtō school of Zen

The Brahma Viharas are sometimes known as the four immeasurables because the number of living beings to whom they apply is immeasurable and the benefits of practising them are immeasurable. 

The Brahma Viharas meditation consist of cultivating loving-kindness (Metta), compassion / solidarity (karuna), sympathetic joy (mudita) and equanimity (upeksha).

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Tuesday Meditation: Unlimited Heart

Thu, 11 Apr, 2019 - 17:22

Tuesday Meditation: Unlimited Heart

Thu, 11 Apr, 2019 - 17:22

Develop an unlimited heart of friendliness for the entire universe, sending metta above, below, and all around, beyond all narrowness, beyond all rivalry, beyond all hatred.

- Karaniya Metta Sutta

The next series of online meditations begins on Tuesday 30th April at 4pm GMT /  5pm CET / 9.30pm IST / 11am EST / 8.00am PST.

For a series of seven Tuesdays we will be exploring the practice of the Metta Bhavana, or ‘development of loving-kindness’.  From grounding our practice in...

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Tuesday Meditation: This Dewdrop World

Fri, 1 Feb, 2019 - 09:35

Tuesday Meditation: This Dewdrop World

Fri, 1 Feb, 2019 - 09:35

“This dewdrop world 
Is but a dewdrop world
And yet —”


- Kobayashi Issa

Our next series of online meditations will start on Tuesday 12th February at 4pm GMT /  5pm CET / 9.30pm IST / 11am EST / 8.00am PST for five weeks. We will be exploring the Four Mind-Turning reflections, which point to both the fleetingness of life and its preciousness, and remind us of the need to wholeheartedly turn our minds towards practising the Dharma.

Join us on Zoom here: https://zoom.us/j/256989252

You can find...

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Tuesday Meditation: Going Deeper

Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 17:54

Tuesday Meditation: Going Deeper

Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 17:54

Our online meditations will be resuming on Tuesday 13th November at 4pm GMT /  5pm CET / 9.30pm IST / 11am EST / 8.00am PST - hopefully you can join us!

For a series of six Tuesdays we will be looking at how we can go deeper in meditation. Starting with the practices of the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana we will be exploring how we can work with hindrances that arise and become more absorbed - and, ultimately,...

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Tuesday Meditation: New Time and Place

Fri, 19 Oct, 2018 - 11:40

Tuesday Meditation: New Time and Place

Fri, 19 Oct, 2018 - 11:40

Online meditations will be resuming on Tuesday 13th November.  

For a series of six Tuesdays we will be looking at how we can go deeper in meditation. Starting with the practices of the Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana we will be exploring how we can work with hindrances that arise and become more absorbed - and, ultimately, transform our experience so that it is in line with Reality!

A couple of practical things.  Firstly, the time...

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Tuesday Meditation: Blazing Loving-Kindness

Tue, 6 Mar, 2018 - 19:29

Tuesday Meditation: Blazing Loving-Kindness

Tue, 6 Mar, 2018 - 19:29

This series of five sessions will be a journey into focused positive emotion. We’ll be using the framework of the Metta Bhavana and modifying it to draw in the other Brahma Viharas and deeply explore individual relationships to create some extra intensity around the practice.

Our meditation sessions begin at 2:30pm ET / 7:30pm UK
Session Dates:
Mar 6, Mar 13, Mar 20, Mar 27, Apr 3 

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Tuesday Meditation: Exploring the Dhyanas

Tue, 30 Jan, 2018 - 17:02

Tuesday Meditation: Exploring the Dhyanas

Tue, 30 Jan, 2018 - 17:02

The dhyanas (or jhanas) are concentrated mental states where distracted mind falls away, a more refined awareness steps in, and deep contentment is cultivated. In this four-week series we’ll explore the dhyanas in meditation and try to catch a glimpse of them for ourselves.

Meditation sessions begin at 2:30pm ET / 7:30pm UK on Google Hangout, and the series will be on the following dates:
Jan 30
Feb 6
Feb 13
Feb 20

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