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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

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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

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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...

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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

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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...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

Coming soon: 'Uncontrived Mindfulness' by Vajradevi

By Helen - Windhor... on Fri, 13 Mar, 2020 - 12:44

Coming soon: 'Uncontrived Mindfulness' by Vajradevi

By Helen - Windhor... on Fri, 13 Mar, 2020 - 12:44

In December Windhorse Publications announced the first six books we’ll be publishing in 2020, and we’re now delighted to announce the seventh, due for release in October: Uncontrived Mindfulness: ending suffering through attention, curiosity and wisdom by respected meditation teacher, Vajradevi.

The Buddha emphasized that happiness is found through understanding the mind rather than getting caught up in what we experience through the senses. This simple yet radical shift from our usual focus is key to a relaxed and natural – uncontrived – way of observing the...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Catching the Arising of Vedana

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 14 Nov, 2019 - 14:00

Vidyamala explores the crucial place of awareness of vedana if we are to move from reactive states to more creative ones.

From the talk Vedana and Growth given on ‘Gravity and Grace’ Retreat, 2018, at Rivendell Retreat Centre. This talk is part of the series An Exploration of the Satipatthana Sutta.

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Complete Recordings from the Bristol Buddhist Centre Rains Retreat 2019

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 3 May, 2019 - 10:52

The 2019 Bristol Buddhist Centre’s Rains Retreat was called “Pathways to a Beautiful Mind”. Led by Vajradevi, the retreat explored ways of cultivating a beautiful mind by using the framework of the Satipatthana Sutta as well as the five spiritual faculties.

You can now listen to the complete recordings - which include led meditations and pujas as well as Dharma talks - and take part in your very own rains season retreat at your leisure! A big...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 6: Pathways to a Beautiful Mind

By Satyalila on Thu, 2 May, 2019 - 15:49

Day 6: Pathways to a Beautiful Mind

By Satyalila on Thu, 2 May, 2019 - 15:49

Day 6 - the final day! The 2019 Rains Retreat is now over. Here are some final photos - Bhadra, the Chair of the Bristol Buddhist Centre, thanking and rejoicing in Vajradevi, and then the inevitable dismantling of the shrine and farewells.

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Listen to the audio recordings from day 6 on Soundcloud

Early Morning Meditation Session

Exploring Our Momentum with Mindfulness + Closing Ritual

Listen to the whole series on Free Buddhist Audio

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Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Day 5: Pathways to a Beautiful Mind

By Satyalila on Thu, 2 May, 2019 - 11:31

Day 5: Pathways to a Beautiful Mind

By Satyalila on Thu, 2 May, 2019 - 11:31

Day five - the last full day - of our Bristol Rains Retreat 2019 saw us beginning with a led meditation in which we were watching our minds, including noticing how awareness arises with the object of awareness.  Vajradevi followed this with a full exploration of the poison of moha (delusion), which she described as the most illusive of the three poisons.  We looked a bit more at how we can use our sense faculties...

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