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The Bodhisattva Response. Online Weekend Retreat with Visuddhimati & Lalitaraja -

By Ratnaprabha on Tue, 20 Oct, 2020 - 11:52

The Bodhisattva Response. Online Weekend Retreat with Visuddhimati & Lalitaraja -

By Ratnaprabha on Tue, 20 Oct, 2020 - 11:52

On this online retreat we’ll explore how to foster the Bodhisattva spirit within our own hearts as we respond to life’s ups and downs, inspired by the Bodhisattva Kshitigarbha. Seeking to keep the heart open to both joy and sorrow, we’ll be marking the anniversary of Sangharakshita’s death and celebrating Samhain, the ancient Celtic festival which marks the beginning of winter.

Suitable for regulars and people who have some experience of meditation and Buddhism. Not recommended for newcomers. See below to book.

The retreat will...

Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Mindfulness: A direct path to freedom - an online retreat

By SophieAnn on Fri, 16 Oct, 2020 - 16:54

Mindfulness: A direct path to freedom - an online retreat

By SophieAnn on Fri, 16 Oct, 2020 - 16:54

Maintaining steady, kindly awareness of changing phenomena is the essence of Satipatthana practice - the Buddha’s teaching on mindfulness in the service of liberation. Treat yourself to space, simplicity, beauty – inner and outer.


If you are training for ordination then please join Prasadavati, Maitrisiddhi, Maitrimala, Viryadhi for this journey into open-hearted wisdom from Saturday 21 November...

Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Story, magic and puppetry: Mandarava's upcoming online retreat

By SophieAnn on Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 - 13:15

Story, magic and puppetry: Mandarava's upcoming online retreat

By SophieAnn on Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 - 13:15

Here’s Mandarava, speaking about her upcoming retreat, Stories of Wisdom, Stories of Life retreat, now running *online* from Saturday 24 October to Thursday 29 October.

Mandarava’s puppetry and storytelling is legendary. During this retreat she’ll explore a simple, yet compelling, Jataka story. How are we are when we’re faced with our fear? How can we find ways to resource ourselves? 

Only 8 spaces left, so please book to avoid disappointment by visiting the Taraloka website.

Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Monkey Mind and the Heart’s Release: A Taraloka on-line Meditation Retreat for Women Order Members and Experienced Mitras (with at least 3 years regular meditation practice)

By Hridayagita on Wed, 9 Sep, 2020 - 16:12

Monkey Mind and the Heart’s Release: A Taraloka on-line Meditation Retreat for Women Order Members and Experienced Mitras (with at least 3 years regular meditation practice)

By Hridayagita on Wed, 9 Sep, 2020 - 16:12

Led by Vijayamala

17th-23rd October 2020 

How can we tame our monkey minds with love?  This is a great opportunity to bring our daily-life practice with us on retreat. We’ll take a good look at how the crafty mind creates its own obstacles. Then we’ll use metta, build a sense of solidarity and connection, and learn to understand our most authentic heart’s desires, to release them.

Programme 

Own meditation before breakfast

10.30 – 12.30  Morning session with presentation and led meditations 

3.45 – 4.15      Groups 

4.30- 5.30       Collective...

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

Padmaloka Autumn-Winter Programme 2020 Now Released

By Satyakirti on Sat, 29 Aug, 2020 - 15:33

Padmaloka Autumn-Winter Programme 2020 Now Released

By Satyakirti on Sat, 29 Aug, 2020 - 15:33

It’s been almost 6 months since we had our last residential event here at Padmaloka, the Friends and Guest week, and since then it has just been the community occupying the halls and rooms of Padmaloka, keeping the atmosphere of the shrine room alive and the dust and dirt off the walls and floors.


We were delighted to announce that we will be opening for hybrid events, both residential and online. For the time being the residential aspects of these...

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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...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

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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