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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...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

Online Retreat: There's a Field...

By Ratnadeva on Fri, 3 Jul, 2020 - 16:22

Online Retreat: There's a Field...

By Ratnadeva on Fri, 3 Jul, 2020 - 16:22

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 first on-line retreat we are delighted to offer another opportunity to come together as a virtual practice community.

The retreat will take this famous Rumi verse as a loose structure to investigate what it means...

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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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New series of Led Walking Meditations from Taraloka: A Walking Week

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 3 Jul, 2020 - 11:49

New series of Led Walking Meditations from Taraloka: A Walking Week

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 3 Jul, 2020 - 11:49

Would you like to take your meditation practice off the cushion and outdoors? Maitridevi from Taraloka Retreat centre has been recording a series of five walking meditations under the title ‘A Walking Week’ to help you do just that!

From next week you will be able to tune into these meditations, which will be released daily on Taraloka’s Youtube channel.

The five are as follows:
1. A simple walking meditation
2. ‘Exploring...

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Getting Real (Soulful Conversation and Meditation) With Viveka and Paramananda

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Jun, 2020 - 10:50

Getting Real (Soulful Conversation and Meditation) With Viveka and Paramananda

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 30 Jun, 2020 - 10:50

Join Viveka and Paramananda for the final of their four live conversations, on Saturday 4th July

USA 9am PST | México 11am | USA 12pm EST | UK & IE 5pm | Europe 6pm CET

These conversations take place in Zoom and are approximately 60 minutes long. You can see their most recent conversation here on Facebook.

Visit our Events space to reserve a place and make a donation.

Viveka is the former Chair of the San Francisco Buddhist Center, a dynamic and popular meditation teacher and retreat leader, with profound experience...

Buddhafield
Buddhafield

Dharma & Meditation at Buddhafield Online Celebration 15th-19th July

By Dayajoti on Sat, 27 Jun, 2020 - 09:06

Dharma & Meditation at Buddhafield Online Celebration 15th-19th July

By Dayajoti on Sat, 27 Jun, 2020 - 09:06

There’s a host of dharma talks, workshops and meditations on offer at this event, with some wonderful contributors from different countries and traditions, listed below. Full details of whole programme are here:

https://www.flipsnack.com/6ED8D766AED/buddhafield-in-the-web-programme-2…

Acharya Kaspa Thompson Sitting with the Ashes
Amaragita Warrior, Lover, Magician, Sovereign
Archie Meban  Meditation for Recovery
Caroline Brazier Holding to Nothing in changing times
David Loy Ecodharma: a New Buddhist Path? 
Dhammamegha The Buddha’s Begging Bowl
Dhivan Is there a Buddhist Ecology?
Emma Slade (Ani Pema Deki)...

Buddhafield
Buddhafield

Buddhafield in the Web - an Online Celebration 15th - 19th July 2020

By Dayajoti on Sat, 27 Jun, 2020 - 09:05

Buddhafield in the Web - an Online Celebration 15th - 19th July 2020

By Dayajoti on Sat, 27 Jun, 2020 - 09:05

This Online Celebration is a fundraiser to help Buddhafield come through these times. Please buy a ticket, come and celebrate, and dive deep with the theme of ‘Holding to Nothing Whatever’.   If you’re outside the UK and haven’t been able to attend a Buddhafield before - here is a unique opportunity!

Tickets available here!

Full programme here: https://www.flipsnack.com/6ED8D766AED/buddhafield-in-the-web-programme-2…

The music on this video is from a ‘Soulful Singing’ workshop with Mahasukha.  He’ll be offering one of these...

Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Alive! Aware! Awake! Online Retreat, 10 - 17 July

By Maitrisiddhi on Thu, 25 Jun, 2020 - 16:53

Alive! Aware! Awake! Online Retreat, 10 - 17 July

By Maitrisiddhi on Thu, 25 Jun, 2020 - 16:53

What is it to be fully aware, fully alive?  Mindfulness is an adventure!  In these times more than ever, the Buddha’s teaching of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness gives us an essential framework for how to stay present, clear-minded, and living from our deepest values, whether we’re meditating or in the thick of our daily lives.   

Taraloka and The Buddhist Centre Online are collaborating to offer Alive! Aware! Awake! - an online retreat exploring the four foundations of...

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This week's eBook give away - The Body

By dhammamegha on Mon, 22 Jun, 2020 - 14:21

This week's eBook give away - The Body

By dhammamegha on Mon, 22 Jun, 2020 - 14:21

The high streets are waking from their slumber, and we’re anticipating further easing of the lockdown. There are many questions; is it safe, when will travel be possible, when can I spend time with friends and loved ones in person again, what will happen with work and the economy?

Like many others I’ve also been involved in conversations about race and the growing anti-racism movement. I’ve been thinking about my own place and what I can do, exploring my conditioning, and listening...

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Getting Real (Soulful Conversation and Meditation) With Viveka and Paramananda

By kusaladevi on Fri, 19 Jun, 2020 - 17:19

Getting Real (Soulful Conversation and Meditation) With Viveka and Paramananda

By kusaladevi on Fri, 19 Jun, 2020 - 17:19

Join Viveka and Paramananda for the second of their four live conversations, on Monday June 22nd

USA 9am PST | México 11am | USA 12pm EST | UK & IE 5pm | Europe 6pm CET

These conversations take place in Zoom and are approximately 60 minutes long. You can see their first conversation here on Facebook.

Visit our Events space to reserve a place and make a donation.

Viveka is the former Chair...

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