Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

ONLINE* Young women's weekend retreat: The Cremation Ground & the Skull Cup of Wisdom.

By SophieAnn on Sun, 31 Jan, 2021 - 09:11

ONLINE* Young women's weekend retreat: The Cremation Ground & the Skull Cup of Wisdom.

By SophieAnn on Sun, 31 Jan, 2021 - 09:11


An exciting online opportunity for young women, aged 18 to 30.

Friday 30 April 30 to Sunday 2 May.


The ancient Indian cremation ground is a symbol for any crucial situation where we meet impermanence, death, aloneness and fear. It is also a symbol of transformation, a place where death meets life and life meets death. A place where great yogis and dakinis gather at night in darkenss and secrecy, meditating, dancing, embracing and drinking from the skull cup of wisdom. A...

Community Highlights
The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

Pointing to the Moon: Waking Up from a Core Delusion

By Centre Team on Fri, 29 Jan, 2021 - 17:14

Pointing to the Moon: Waking Up from a Core Delusion

By Centre Team on Fri, 29 Jan, 2021 - 17:14

4 workshops led by Tejananda for experienced meditators
3 years minimum experience required

Saturdays: 20th February and 6th March
1st session (90 mins): IE & UK 09:30 | Europe CET 10:30 | India 15:00 | Australia EST 20.30 | New Zealand 22.30
2nd session (90 mins): USA PST 11:00 | México 13:00 | USA EST 14:00 | IE & UK 19:00 | Europe CET 20:00 | Australia EST...

Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

*ONLINE ORDER MEMBERS RETREAT* Uncontrived mindfulness

By SophieAnn on Wed, 27 Jan, 2021 - 16:49

*ONLINE ORDER MEMBERS RETREAT* Uncontrived mindfulness

By SophieAnn on Wed, 27 Jan, 2021 - 16:49

What is the relationship between mindfulness and wisdom? How can a seemingly simple practice of on-going awareness help us to know the nature of reality? 

Join Vajradevi and her team online from Saturday 13 March to Friday 19 March for a retreat using the Buddha’s words in the Satipatthana Sutta to practice with this profound yet accessible teaching.

Through periods of formal and...

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The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

Meditating in the Mandala (The Dharma Toolkit, Episode 29)

By Centre Team on Sat, 6 Jun, 2020 - 21:06

To mark our latest Home Retreat, led by Tejananda, an excellent conversation and primer on meditation from a body-focussed perspective. 

Tejananda’s key image is of the dynamic mandala. Dharma practice is itself dynamic and transformative. And the transformation lies in gradually discovering how both we and the world are not at all what we originally supposed! Seeing this, we can begin to uproot the causes of suffering in our own experience.

This approach to practice is centred on the living energy of...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Rewilding the Mind

By satyadasa on Thu, 6 Apr, 2017 - 20:09

Rewild the Caledonian rainforest as part of BAM-inspired tree planting and meditation week in the Scottish Highlands. 27th May - 3rd June 

https://www.lbc.org.uk/event-details/re-wilding-the-mind-438

A chance to connect inner and outer nature, meditating in beautiful surroundings and contributing to a forest re-wilding project run by Trees for Life. Morning and evenings will include meditation and Dharma reflections. On five days we will be out in the spectacular Glen Moriston - home to wild boar and pine marten - planting trees, clearing...

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Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Meditation Tuesday - Imagination And Empathy In Action

By Candradasa on Mon, 20 Jun, 2016 - 19:45

Meditation Tuesday - Imagination And Empathy In Action

By Candradasa on Mon, 20 Jun, 2016 - 19:45

This week we’ll be looking at bridging the gap between imagination and action. In a difficult week around the world with extreme violence near at hand, we’ll be engaging with Metta (loving kindness) as a radical way to connect with others, and calling forth a sense of urgency to explore together how we might help bring forth a more peaceful world. Come and help us build our meditative community, and take a stand for deep kindness and compassion in the...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Satyaraja and Kamalashila talk about meditation

By Saccanama on Wed, 16 Mar, 2016 - 13:27

In the last of our audio interviews from the March 2016 Preceptors’ College meeting, Satyaraja and Kamalashila share some reflections about their personal practice of meditation. It’s a lovely discussion between two people who are dedicated to meditation as a key way to work with the mind and discover more deeply the nature of it. We hear particularly about the devotional aspects of meditation, which is another way into the idea of insight itself. And about meditation retreats - solitary and...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

Connect, Meditate, Connect - Tuesday Meditations, Week Four

By Candradasa on Tue, 12 Jan, 2016 - 03:54

Connect, Meditate, Connect - Tuesday Meditations, Week Four

By Candradasa on Tue, 12 Jan, 2016 - 03:54

Time to keep going with those new year’s resolutions around meditation! Sit with others online and connect on a different level that can help sustain you through the long winter/summer days wherever you are…

Join us for some largely silent practice and the chance to share conversation about meditation afterwards with others…

Tuesday 12th January, 2.30pm EST / 7.30pm UK

How to connect
Add us to your circles on Google + and join the Hangout. We’ll be online 10 minutes before and we’ll sit for about 40 minutes,...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Meditation Workshop - Five Breaths

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 1 Oct, 2015 - 23:28

Meditation Workshop - Five Breaths

By Free Buddhist Audio on Thu, 1 Oct, 2015 - 23:28

As a companion to her talk, The Possibility of Practice and her guided Meditation on the Three Bodies (physical, emotional, and mental) this workshop is indispensable. Amaragita explodes and expands notions around the practice of paying attention via awareness of the breath, using the deceptively simple exercise of taking just five breaths through the day. 

We hear how the practice relates to the theory of Buddhist meditation and are encouraged to choose and learn from our direct experience...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Join Us For An Elemental BAM Meditation!

By Centre Team on Mon, 15 Jun, 2015 - 21:49

Join Us For An Elemental BAM Meditation!

By Centre Team on Mon, 15 Jun, 2015 - 21:49

Following on from last week’s meditation on the Buddha in nature, this Tuesday (16th) we’ll be looking at the elements - earth, water, fire, air - in our experience as we follow the breath…

How to connect 
Join us at 2.30pm EST/ 7.30pm UK via our Google + page (you will need a Google account of some kind and will have to add us to your circles. Click ‘hangouts’ in the event posting on our page each week).

NB. Tuesday...

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