I have just read aloud the dedication ceremony sat on my cushion surrounded by the train track I have left out so I can meditate first thing tomorrow morning. I found it very moving to describe our home as ‘this sacred spot’ – and to dedicate this place to my best intentions. It reminded me of Ratnavandana’s talk ‘Living In the Mandala’ from Bristol’s Rainy Season Retreat.
We dedicate this place to the Three Jewels: To the Buddha, the Ideal of Enlightenment to which we aspire;
By Free Buddhist Audio on Fri, 25 Sep, 2015 - 21:09
As part of our weekend of resources for parents looking to practice Buddhism and meditation while caring for small children, we’re very happy to offer this great guided meditation from Upayavira, complete with a full introduction. Ideal for anyone looking to get started with practice - or renew it! - after having kids.
Upayavira was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2000, and became a parent soon after. Since then, he has been exploring, often through necessity, ways to meditate with...
I have a strong conviction, based on experience, that the context of motherhood offers many invaluable opportunities for insight, heart-opening and personal and spiritual growth. This includes invitations from small children to dwell in the here and now and opportunities for letting go and responding creatively to not getting what we want. We will focus on the inherent opportunities and challenges of motherhood during the weekend.
I was inspired to write this book for myself and for other
Update: we’ve had so much great material from Taraloka we’re going to keep going with this well into the week! Meditations and talks coming soon…
This weekend we’re focussing on how to practice Buddhism and meditation as a parent (or parent-to-be!), and we’re delighted to be able to bring you resources live from the Retreat for Mothers that’s just getting started on at Taraloka Retreat Centre for women. We hope mums and dads everywhere will...
By Dhammadassin on Tue, 6 May, 2014 - 14:42Children are very welcome on the retreat. We don’t provide a crèche, but there are a variety of facilities available for children, though your children remain your responsibility throughout the event.
There will be a toddler’s tent where you can take your young one to play in a safe environment, with toys and games provided.
There will be arts, craft, sports, bush craft and other activities for older children for 2 two-hour slots each day (one in the...
By libbydavy on Tue, 6 Aug, 2013 - 11:40We are a full village now for 2013! Bookings Closed.
Infact we seem to book out every year, just by word of mouth, and have had to start limiting numbers. Please book early next year to make sure you can come.
Part of creating this online space is to help us germinate other family friendly events within the Triratna movement. Anyone that has any energy at all to help make that happen, can find a way to get...
A really great conversation with Amaragita, one of the pioneers of Buddhafield retreats that are family friendly, a radical re-imagining of community retreat that has been one of Buddhafield’s most successful projects for 14 years.
How do you maintain a deep practice of the Dharma when you have a family? How can householders bring the Buddha’s teachings to bear on their lives and also feed their own experience into the wider sangha?