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Emptiness and the Heart Sutra: A Home Retreat with Tejananda and Friends

By Centre Team on Mon, 26 Sep, 2022 - 15:19

Emptiness and the Heart Sutra: A Home Retreat with Tejananda and Friends

By Centre Team on Mon, 26 Sep, 2022 - 15:19

November 4-10 2022

🧘🏽‍♀️ 🧘🏽‍♂️ Seven days of meditation, lively exploration, and strong, supportive friendship: a space to explore why the wisdom of emptiness is, precisely, compassion.

Led by Tejananda and friends

Reserve your space!

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The Heart Sutra is one of the most familiar of all Buddhist texts and, inevitably, there are innumerable takes on ‘what it means’. How do we square the opening statement that the skandhas (our psycho–physical constituents) are ‘empty’ with the following one that ‘in emptiness’ there are no skandhas, no senses, no conditioned–arising? Early western commentators...

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Ten Ways to a Better Buddhist Life | ⁠Los diez caminos hacia una mejor vida Budista

By Centre Team on Sat, 6 Aug, 2022 - 18:00

Ten Ways to a Better Buddhist Life | ⁠Los diez caminos hacia una mejor vida Budista

By Centre Team on Sat, 6 Aug, 2022 - 18:00

Essential Wisdom from the Deer Park | Sabiduría esencial desde el Parque de los Venados

Home Retreat with Parami, Now Booking | Un retiro en casa dirigido por Parami. ¡Reserva tu entrada!

September 16-22 | Del 16 al 22 de Septiembre

A⁠ Home Retreat based on the Dasadhamma Sutta⁠ | Un retiro en casa basado en el Sutta⁠ Dasadhamma

Reserve a space! | ¡Reserva tu entrada!

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🧘🏽‍♀️ 🧘🏽‍♂️ Seven days of meditation, lively exploration, and strong, supportive friendship: a space to...

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The Myth of Meditation: A Home Retreat with Paramananda and Friends

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 23 Dec, 2021 - 13:58

The Myth of Meditation: A Home Retreat with Paramananda and Friends

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 23 Dec, 2021 - 13:58

Seven days of meditation, soulful exploration, and strong, supportive friendship: a safe space to go deeper into experience and practice.

Friday 25th February - Thursday 3rd March 2022

Reserve a space now!

About the retreat
With his deeply grounded approach to Buddhist meditation and practice, Paramananda offers an approach that is a challenge both to the way we experience ourselves, and the way in which we see and ‘be’ in the world. 

He guides us in rooting meditative experience in the body, turning towards...

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Radical Dharma in Venezuela: Supporting the Sangha in Hard Times

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 12 Nov, 2021 - 16:24

Radical Dharma in Venezuela: Supporting the Sangha in Hard Times

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 12 Nov, 2021 - 16:24

Thursday 2nd December, 1.5 hours

USA PST 11:30 | México 13:30 | USA EST 14:30 | IE & UK 19:30 | Europe CET 20:30 | India 01:00 (next day) | Australia AEDT 06.30 (next day) | New Zealand 08.30 (next day)

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This event will take place as the culmination of our Home Retreat, How to Really Save the World, led by Parami, exploring how we can bring into being...

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Home Retreat: How To Really Save the World | Cómo realmente cambiar el mundo

By kusaladevi on Fri, 25 Jun, 2021 - 15:31

Home Retreat: How To Really Save the World | Cómo realmente cambiar el mundo

By kusaladevi on Fri, 25 Jun, 2021 - 15:31

How to Really Save the World:
The Dharma life as a revolution for everyone

Seven days of meditation, lively exploration, and strong, supportive friendship: a space to formulate your own ideals. 

Led by Parami and friends in English and Spanish

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we’ve had to reschedule this retreat. The new dates are:...

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Home Retreat from Rivendell Retreat Centre - In the Footsteps of the Buddha: Where the Buddha’s Story Meets Our Own

By kusaladevi on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 09:00

Home Retreat from Rivendell Retreat Centre - In the Footsteps of the Buddha: Where the Buddha’s Story Meets Our Own

By kusaladevi on Mon, 1 Mar, 2021 - 09:00

In the Footsteps of the Buddha: Where the Buddha’s Story Meets Our Own
A Home Retreat from Rivendell Retreat Centre with Mandarava and Nagasiddhi

Seven days of interactive meditation and practice workshops with storytelling 

Friday April 23 – Thursday April 29 2021

First daily session (2 hrs):  IE...

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The Alchemical Heart (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 35)

By Centre Team on Sun, 3 Jan, 2021 - 19:42

In this first podcast of 2021 we turn to the magic of inner transformation, with a special episode to mark our forthcoming Home Retreat on meditation: ‘The Alchemical Heart’ with Paramananda.

Happy New Year! May 2021 prove a kinder, more hopeful year for all.

In this first podcast of the year we turn to the magic of inner transformation, with a special episode to mark our forthcoming Home Retreat: ‘The Alchemical Heart’ with Paramananda.

In our conversation around the work involved...

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The Alchemical Heart: A Home Retreat with Paramananda (January 15-21)

By Centre Team on Tue, 29 Dec, 2020 - 17:16

The Alchemical Heart: A Home Retreat with Paramananda (January 15-21)

By Centre Team on Tue, 29 Dec, 2020 - 17:16

Twice daily sessions of meditation and exploration

First daily session (2 hrs):  IE & UK 09:30 | Europe CET 10:30 | India 14:00 | Australia AEDT 20.30 | New Zealand 22.30

Second daily session (1.5 hrs): USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | Australia AEDT 06.00 (next day) | New Zealand 08.00 (next day)

This online retreat tailored for...

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Creating a Retreat at Home: Tips from Satyalila

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 22 Dec, 2020 - 11:21

Creating a Retreat at Home: Tips from Satyalila

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 22 Dec, 2020 - 11:21

Satyalila shares her inspiration and passion for creating retreats at home by re-imagining our everyday space - an ideal practice for the winter holiday period, especially in 2020!

Exploring planning, preparing, starting, sustaining, concluding & celebrating that retreat time, she offers many practical tips for creating the conditions to deepen practice without leaving home.

There are some illustrations for the talk - including Sangharakshita with his teacher, Yogi Chen, who lived in a hermitage on...

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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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