Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Coming up next month: 'Freedom of the heart' - *online* Taraloka metta retreat for Triratna regulars!

By SophieAnn on Tue, 23 Feb, 2021 - 15:12

Coming up next month: 'Freedom of the heart' - *online* Taraloka metta retreat for Triratna regulars!

By SophieAnn on Tue, 23 Feb, 2021 - 15:12

With limited spaces left, avoid disappointment and book onto this online retreat, led by Saddhanandi, Shubhavyuha and team.

Using the words of the Buddha in the Karaniya Metta Sutta as our guide, we will focus on metta, grounding it in ethics, the practice of it in meditation, and the realisation of the fullness of metta in wisdom.

In cultivating metta, we are seeking to do something both ordinary, in developing qualities such as kindness, friendliness, patience, generosity - and something extraordinary, as metta moves...

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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Buddhist Practice In the Context of Motherhood

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 23 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

Karunagita, author of A Path for Parents (Windhorse publications 2005), gave this talk at the first weekend retreat for mothers held at Taraloka Retreat Centre, 2014. Here, she introduces the gifts of parenting, including the development of patience, maturity, opening to love and the development of wisdom through direct experience of the three laksanas, as well as the inherent challenges such as lack of time and how they can be approached.

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Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: The Possibility of Practice

By Sadayasihi on Sat, 16 Jan, 2021 - 06:00

If a talk could ever be described as beautifully bracing, this is it! Amaragita brings a sharp-edged mind and a long-term perspective to the whole question of what practice is.

As you might expect, she also brings humour, warmth and kindness too, qualities that more than balance out the penetrating clarity and sometimes challenging questioning underpinning this exploration of the possibility of practice - for all and especially for those raising families at any stage of...

Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Online Taraloka retreat: Compassionate warrior training!

By SophieAnn on Sat, 9 Jan, 2021 - 10:00

Online Taraloka retreat: Compassionate warrior training!

By SophieAnn on Sat, 9 Jan, 2021 - 10:00

Only 2 weeks to go until this retreat kicks off, and now with only LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE!

For more information, or to book: https://www.taraloka.org.uk/retreats/online-compassionate-warrior-traini…...

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...

Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

How are you fixed for the upcoming festive period?

By SophieAnn on Fri, 18 Dec, 2020 - 10:49

How are you fixed for the upcoming festive period?

By SophieAnn on Fri, 18 Dec, 2020 - 10:49

Perhaps you’re going to be at a loose end? Or, maybe you need a focus? A reset for 2021? Or, perhaps you just need some company with like-minded folk?


Well, Taraloka are here for you! Our Winter and New Year retreats are going ahead *ONLINE* and, good news, there are still spaces!


So, join us to renew and connect during our Winter Retreat, open...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Celebrating 35 Years of Taraloka Retreat Centre - Interview with the Founders

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 15 Dec, 2020 - 17:39

Celebrating 35 Years of Taraloka Retreat Centre - Interview with the Founders

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 15 Dec, 2020 - 17:39

“One November morning in 1985, four women - Sanghadevi, Ratnasuri, Karunasri, Kulanandi - and a cat called Tansy, drove from London to the Welsh borders, to start what was probably the first Buddhist retreat centre for women in the world.”

In 1985, Cornhill Farm was bought - a run-down farmhouse and derelict outbuildings, together with seven acres of land. The first retreats were held in the white farmhouse - a living room converted into a shrine room, and...

Taraloka Retreat Centre
Taraloka Retreat Centre

Taraloka turns 35!

By SophieAnn on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 07:14

Taraloka turns 35!

By SophieAnn on Fri, 6 Nov, 2020 - 07:14

November 2020 marks Taraloka’s 35th birthday! Will you be joining us to celebrate?

You’re invited to a special *online* celebration, marking 35 years of Tara’s realm on Sunday 15 November via Zoom (7.15pm for a 7.30pm start, until 9.15pm).

US PST 11.15 / US...

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...

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