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FBA Podcast: The Luminous Mind

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 5 Sep, 2020 - 14:00

Here Akuppa explores the story of who you are and how you come to create the story of you. We need a different story. Living from a truer story of our luminosity and what happens when we come together on the basis of our luminous mind/heart.

This is Part 1 of two talks given by Akuppa to the Triratna Buddhist Community in Scotland online gathering in June 2020.

Listen to Part 2 of this series Transforming Self...

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A Simple Change of Heart

By Ratnadeva on Tue, 21 Jul, 2020 - 14:21

A Simple Change of Heart

By Ratnadeva on Tue, 21 Jul, 2020 - 14:21

A Simple Change of Heart

“So this bardo is an opportunity for us, for people, to come together in a different feeling of consciousness, a different feeling towards the world - which is a feeling of the heart. 

Which of course isn’t to say that the intellect (rationality, science) isn’t going to be a very important contribution if we are going to work our way out of this, all the difficulty that we face. But actually...

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Closing the Home Retreat - Alive, Aware, Awake!

By kusaladevi on Fri, 17 Jul, 2020 - 09:46

Closing the Home Retreat - Alive, Aware, Awake!

By kusaladevi on Fri, 17 Jul, 2020 - 09:46

Closing the Home Retreat - Alive, Aware, Awake!

We hope you have enjoyed becoming Alive, Aware and Awake with us this week! 

Thank you so much to the Taraloka team for leading daily sessions, exploring the four foundations of - or gateways into - mindfulness. You can find the recordings of the daily Zoom sessions on the Home Retreat page. You can also find the recordings on this Youtube Playlist.

Please give now and mention “Taraloka” in the donation box - any donations from the retreat will...

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Taraloka Live recordings available - Alive! Aware! Awake! Home Retreat

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 15 Jul, 2020 - 09:48

Taraloka Live recordings available - Alive! Aware! Awake! Home Retreat

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 15 Jul, 2020 - 09:48

If you haven’t been able to join the live Zoom sessions with the Taraloka, you’ll be happy to know that the video recordings of each day’s live event are now available on the Home Retreat page

You can still join the live practice sessions, today and tomorrow.

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

The...

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Day 4 - Alive! Aware! Awake! Home retreat

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 13 Jul, 2020 - 12:57

Day 4 - Alive! Aware! Awake! Home retreat

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 13 Jul, 2020 - 12:57

It’s day 4 of the Alive! Aware! Awake home retreat and we hope you’ve been enjoying the journey so far.

Don’t forget to join Maitridevi live today as she brings us through an exploration of the third foundation of mindfulness: chitta (thoughts and emotions). 

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

The link to connect to Zoom...

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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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Online Retreat: There's a Field...

By Ratnadeva on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 19:22

Online Retreat: There's a Field...

By Ratnadeva on Thu, 9 Jul, 2020 - 19:22

Please register in advance for this retreat. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event. 

“Out beyond ideas
of wrong doing and right doing
there is a field
I will meet you there.
When the soul lies down
in that grass
the world is too full
to speak of
ideas, language even the notion
one another
makes no sense.”

​Following the success of our...

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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

If...

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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...

Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
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Open my Heart

By Vimalasara on Mon, 25 Nov, 2013 - 05:13
Day 9 explores loving-kindness by reflecting on the heart, using the breath to breathe deeply into the heart. Loving kindness is the salve that can help to heal the heart from all the toxins we can accumalate in life. If you are a visual person, you could have an image of your heart as a flower that opens up towards the sunlight of loving kindness. Loving kindness can sometimes feel painful, that is okay, just trust it will pass. Loving...