Buddhafield
Buddhafield

Buddhafield 2022 retreat season now open for booking

By lotusbuddhafield on Fri, 19 Nov, 2021 - 10:10

Buddhafield 2022 retreat season now open for booking

By lotusbuddhafield on Fri, 19 Nov, 2021 - 10:10

We’ve just added our 2022 retreat season to our website. Over the course of ten events, we’ll be welcoming families, people training for ordination, beginners and more experienced practitioners. Our popular Spring Yatra walking retreat is back for the first time since 2019 and we are thrilled to be partnering with Tirartnaloka to offer a women’s training for ordination retreat on our land nr. Broadhembury in East Devon. 

Buddhafield events are all held under open skies and in...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Planning Our Live Events for 2022: Let us know what you think!

By Centre Team on Fri, 5 Nov, 2021 - 12:44

Planning Our Live Events for 2022: Let us know what you think!

By Centre Team on Fri, 5 Nov, 2021 - 12:44

So far in 2021 The Buddhist Centre Online has hosted two home retreats - the inspiring and popular Alchemical Heart with Paramananda and the wonderfully rich In the Footsteps of the Buddha with Nagasiddhi and Mandarava; we’ve had Dharma seminars on the key Buddhist text, the Bodhicaryavatara, with Nagabodhi; ‘Looking into the Well’ writing workshops with Yashobodhi; movement and meditation classes with Jayachitta and much more besides…and the year isn’t over yet!

We are currently making plans for 2022. We’d...

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

The Padmaloka 2022 Programme - Live and Ready for Bookings

By Satyakirti on Fri, 3 Sep, 2021 - 12:42

The Padmaloka 2022 Programme - Live and Ready for Bookings

By Satyakirti on Fri, 3 Sep, 2021 - 12:42

There is a full programme of open retreats, GFR retreats and Order retreats including new themes:

The Ultimate Man: An introductory weekend on the Buddha as The Ultimate Man, where we will explore the power of the Buddha’s wisdom as exemplified in the story of his extraordinary life.
28th to 30th January

Traversing the Imaginal World: An introductory weekend on the Buddha as The Ultimate Man, where we will explore the power of the Buddha’s wisdom as exemplified in the story of his extraordinary life.
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Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

2021 residential retreats now available for booking!

By nataliak on Thu, 17 Jun, 2021 - 16:41

2021 residential retreats now available for booking!

By nataliak on Thu, 17 Jun, 2021 - 16:41

Following a successful reopening, we’re pleased to say our programme of residential retreats is now up and available for booking! It’s been so wonderful to have retreatants on Tara’s land again. Have a look at what’s available and book asap - they’re filling up quickly! 

If you’re wondering how social distancing measures will affect your experience of being on retreat, here’s what a couple of our retreatants have said… 

Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Taraloka's 2021 online retreat programme!

By SophieAnn on Fri, 18 Dec, 2020 - 13:24

Taraloka's 2021 online retreat programme!

By SophieAnn on Fri, 18 Dec, 2020 - 13:24


Putting 2020 behind us and looking to 2021, take a first look at Taraloka’s 2021 retreat programme, all *ONLINE* and now available for booking through Taraloka’s website.

It is our hope that women will be able to make the most of online retreats until we are able to open our doors for residential retreats again, perhaps after Easter.

In the...

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

The Next Phase at Padmaloka: Opening a Hybrid Retreat Centre

By Satyakirti on Wed, 5 Aug, 2020 - 12:54

The Next Phase at Padmaloka: Opening a Hybrid Retreat Centre

By Satyakirti on Wed, 5 Aug, 2020 - 12:54

We’re on the cusp of another new phase beginning here at Padmaloka, that is the opening of a Hybrid Retreat Centre.

Having looked at the UK Government’s advice for places of worship and the advice for accommodation providers, we will be able to run some events that have a small number of people physically on retreat here. The new programme will be made up of events that are either residential only, a hybrid of residential and online, or online only. In...

West London Buddhist Centre
West London Buddhist Centre

A Simple Change of Heart

By Ratnadeva on Tue, 21 Jul, 2020 - 14:21

A Simple Change of Heart

By Ratnadeva on Tue, 21 Jul, 2020 - 14:21

A Simple Change of Heart

“So this bardo is an opportunity for us, for people, to come together in a different feeling of consciousness, a different feeling towards the world - which is a feeling of the heart. 

Which of course isn’t to say that the intellect (rationality, science) isn’t going to be a very important contribution if we are going to work our way out of this, all the difficulty that we face. But actually...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Animated Programme for the North London Buddhist Centre

By Ratnaprabha on Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 - 17:22

Animated Programme for the North London Buddhist Centre

By Ratnaprabha on Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 - 17:22

Have a look at this lovely animation of an Autumn Buddha by Aryajit, featuring our Autumn programme of open events. 

Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Video links to various clips of Ratnasuri

By Hridayagita on Thu, 3 Oct, 2019 - 12:11

Video links to various clips of Ratnasuri

By Hridayagita on Thu, 3 Oct, 2019 - 12:11

A set of links to video clips of Ratnasuri talking about various aspects of her practice over the years.  

Ratnasuri on ordaining women - A clip from ‘Buddhist Women Speak on Ordination’ https://vimeo.com/358868155
Ratnasuri on becoming the first women’s Public Preceptor: https://vimeo.com/358805020
Ratnasuri on Dharma practice including attitudes to her death: https://vimeo.com/358863346
Ratnasuri on moving to Taraloka: https://vimeo.com/358788744
Ratnasuri on attitudes to money and time off: https://vimeo.com/358791961
Ratnasuri on aging in a retreat centre community: https://vimeo.com/358814092
Ratnasuri on her interests: https://vimeo.com/358819254
Ratnasuri on...

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