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Welcome - "Alive, Aware, Awake!" Home retreat

By kusaladevi on Fri, 10 Jul, 2020 - 07:00

Welcome - "Alive, Aware, Awake!" Home retreat

By kusaladevi on Fri, 10 Jul, 2020 - 07:00

What is it to be fully alive, aware and awake to our experience? How is mindfulness like an adventure? Come and explore these questions and more this week on our latest home retreat “Alive, Aware, Awake!” led by the team at Taraloka (Maitridevi, Maitrisiddhi and Hridayagita) and exploring the Buddha’s teachings on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness...

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Awareness is Revolutionary: Part Two - Race, Bias and Freedom

By Centre Team on Wed, 8 Jul, 2020 - 15:39

Awareness is Revolutionary: Part Two - Race, Bias and Freedom

By Centre Team on Wed, 8 Jul, 2020 - 15:39

Awareness is Revolutionary: Part Two
Race, Bias and Freedom

On Thursday 9th July Suryagupta and Subhuti will continue their discussions on race, caste and Buddhism. Join them tomorrow for a second conversation exploring the question of bias.

West Coast USA 11.00 | Mexico 13.00 | East Coast USA 14.00 | UK & IE 19.00 | Europe 20.00 CET | India 23.30 | Australia EST 04.00 (Friday 10th) | New Zealand...

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Alive! Aware! Awake! - Home retreat starts Friday!

By Centre Team on Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 - 17:52

Alive! Aware! Awake! - Home retreat starts Friday!

By Centre Team on Tue, 7 Jul, 2020 - 17:52

Alive! Aware! Awake!
A chance to thoroughly explore the Buddha’s teaching on mindfulness, with the Taraloka Retreat Team. 

Friday July 10 – Thursday July 16

Daily live practice sessions:
USA 11.30am PST | México 1.30pm | USA 2.30pm EST | UK & IE 7.30pm | Europe 8.30pm CET |  India 12am (following day) | Sydney 4.30am | Auckland 6.30am

Find all the retreat resources and the link to join the live sessions on the home retreat space

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Alive, Aware, Awake! (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 31)

By Centre Team on Fri, 3 Jul, 2020 - 15:27

What is it to be fully aware, fully alive? Here is a great conversation with the retreat team from Taraloka, who are about to lead our online Home Retreat around the relief and ease of being in the present moment – whatever that present moment looks like. 

Join in with Alive, Aware, Awake - a Home Retreat for everyone!

Experience can be an adventure in awareness. How can we taste the deep excitement of opening to the nature...

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Free the Dharma eBook this week

By dhammamegha on Tue, 19 May, 2020 - 20:26

Free the Dharma eBook this week

By dhammamegha on Tue, 19 May, 2020 - 20:26

I’ve been thinking for a while about this week’s Free the Dharma eBook; There’s more to dying than death by Lama Shenpen Hookham. You can download it here until June 1. If you prefer, you can buy a printed copy here.

I can feel my resistance. Yet all around us is talk of daily deaths, sickness, and this quiet unseen virus that can pass between us. Some of us are worried about getting sick. Some of us are taking risks,...

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Prajnahridaya's Reflections on the slogan “All Dharma agrees at one point” - Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 5

By kusaladevi on Tue, 19 May, 2020 - 11:28

Prajnahridaya's Reflections on the slogan “All Dharma agrees at one point” - Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 5

By kusaladevi on Tue, 19 May, 2020 - 11:28

Prajnahridaya, living at Padmaloka retreat centre in Norfolk, UK, shares his reflections around this slogan, reflecting on the essence of the Mind Training teachings - a release from Ego Clinging.

⁣⁣⁣He reflects on the dangers of trying to get rid of something and focuses instead on the freedom, inspiration and beauty that can arise when we let go of clinging.

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Garavavati's Reflections on the slogan “Drive all Blame into one” - Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 3

By kusaladevi on Sun, 17 May, 2020 - 10:54

Garavavati's Reflections on the slogan “Drive all Blame into one” - Turning Arrows into Flowers: Day 3

By kusaladevi on Sun, 17 May, 2020 - 10:54

Garavavati, living in a women’s residential Buddhist community in London, UK, shares her reflections around this slogan, particularly the choice we have between the limiting restrictions of experiencing blame and the freedom in choosing to take responsibility for our own minds.

⁣⁣⁣Reflecting that our actions have consequences, Garavavati concludes that the potential of reflecting on this slogan could lead to the ultimate freedom and protection of Awakening.

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Dharmabyte: A Completely Different Level of Commitment

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 9 Sep, 2019 - 14:00

It’s very hard for us to imagine vimutti, (freedom), in it’s fullest and perfect sense. Sharing a funny story about watching ants from his ordination retreat, Akashamitra evokes a delightful analogy about making a commitment on a complete different level when we aspire to enlightenment.

From the talk entitled Breaking the Fetter of Superficiality from the series ‘The Taste of Freedom’ Revisited given at London Buddhist Centre, 2019.

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Buddhist Voices: Abhayadana - Giving the Gift of Fearlessness to Women in India

By Candradasa on Mon, 9 Sep, 2019 - 13:01

A great conversation with the quietly brilliant Abhayadana about her Buddhist work and practice in India. Her name means ‘Giver of Fearlessness’ - and this is something she has dedicated her life to, helping support and free women in her community from the stigma of social caste and the violence that often goes with it.

We hear about her personal approach via meditation and reflection on the Buddhist figure of Kshitigarbha (Jizo) who descends into hell realms to liberate suffering beings. And...

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Dharmabyte: The Point of Freedom

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 5 Sep, 2019 - 14:00

Here Prajnamati offers gentle guidance for meditation inspired by the Anapanasati Sutta. In meditation we choose to center our attention on what arises – initially we may tighten or harden or contract which is movement out of meditation towards hindrance. There is another direction we can go, alternatively we can relax into our experience and move into the point of freedom.

From the talk entitled The Point of Freedom given at Bristol Buddhist Centre, UK,...

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