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Imagining the Buddha - the Third Triratna International Retreat at Taraloka

On Tue, 27 December, 2011 - 05:19
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Jnanarakshita writes:

We’re really pleased with the way preparations for the third Triratna International Retreat at Taraloka are going, and online booking is now open at

As in previous years, the International Retreat is a collaboration between the European Chairs’ Assembly, Buddhafield and the Taraloka team. The theme this time is Imagining the Buddha, with talks by Dhammadinna, Ratnaguna and Subhuti. There will also be study/discussion groups with each of them, as well as with Vishvapani, author of Gautama Buddha: The Life and Teachings of the Awakened One.

Workshop leaders will include Akasati (art and ritual), Satyalila (writing) and Mahasukha (singing and chanting). Meditation teaching will be by Kamalashila, Vajradaka, Sona and Vidyamala. There will also be a new children’s area, with improved facilities and activities for children and teenagers. Vajratara, Jnanadhara and Singhamati will co-ordinate activities for sangha members in their 20s and 30s.

The event runs from the evening of Friday 1st until just after lunch on Tuesday 5th June 2012. Accommodation will mostly be under canvas in fields adjacent to Taraloka, and there will be some dormitory accommodation available for those travelling from outside the UK, for the elderly, and for those who have physical difficulties. Please contact us before 1st May and we will do our best to meet your needs.

This is the big Triratna sangha gathering of 2012. Places are limited to 500 and booking is possible up until Friday 25th May. Make sure you’re there!

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