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Taraloka Retreat Centre
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An interview with Ratnasuri

By Hridayagita on Thu, 3 Oct, 2019 - 12:07

As we head towards celebrating the life of Ratnasuri with her funeral here at Taraloka on the 10th October 2019. This is a link to an interview with Ratnasuri, aged 90, by Samantabhadri on the retreat ‘Facing Death, Embracing Life’ at Taraloka November 2013.

An alert, thoughtful Ratnasuri chats about inspiration, old age, her death and re-birth, Bhante, Taraloka, Amitabha and Vajrayogini.

Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities
Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities

Interested in living and working at Taraloka?

By Development Team on Sat, 28 Sep, 2019 - 10:18

Interested in living and working at Taraloka?

By Development Team on Sat, 28 Sep, 2019 - 10:18

Taraloka offers a unique context for women to live a full-time Dharma life, for being of service to others and for personal and collective transformation.

Taraloka is recruiting for two new members of the Operations team to start work at the beginning of 2020. You will need to be an Order Member or GFR Mitra with a full, manual UK driving licence. You will need to be able to work full time, be physically fit and have a strong desire...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Direct Action Meditations and the Dharma

By Maitrisiddhi on Thu, 9 May, 2019 - 12:49

Direct Action Meditations and the Dharma

By Maitrisiddhi on Thu, 9 May, 2019 - 12:49

I’m passionate about the Dharma, including the wisdom perspective. I’m passionate about spreading the Dharma. As well as spending the last ten years of my life in service to Taraloka, I’ve also started up West Wales Buddhist Group, in Aberystwyth, where we’re growing a lively sangha. I’m passionate about Maitreya, my yidam - Bodhisattva of Metta and Buddha of the Future - who meditates at the city gates, in the middle of the world, not in a quiet cave somewhere....

Triratna Women
Triratna Women

Interviewing Samata

By Dharmaprabha on Thu, 7 Mar, 2019 - 12:30

Interviewing Samata

By Dharmaprabha on Thu, 7 Mar, 2019 - 12:30

Danasamudra writes about her interview with Samata:

“In December last year I drove down to Tiratanaloka to interview Samata. She was staying there for several months before going on the three month retreat with Vijayamala and Vessantara. It was appropriate that I talked to her there because she was one of the women who brought Tiratanaloka, and all that it offers, into being.

Those of us who have joined the Movement and Order more recently have very little idea of how different things were...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Pujas with Altitude

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 14 Feb, 2019 - 17:21

Pujas with Altitude

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 14 Feb, 2019 - 17:21

Here’s an interesting initiative: Pujas with Altitude! It’s a chance to climb Snowdon, the highest mountain in the UK, take part in three pujas - on lake, hill and ancient woodland - as well as raise money for Taraloka, in particular, to help build an ‘Earth-Sky’ Garden.

Animisha is one person who has accepted this challenge! She writes: “Taraloka has been an important retreat centre for women to be able to come together to practice.  It...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Embodying Compassion in the World

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 10 Jul, 2018 - 14:54

How do we have a creative response to suffering, without either getting overwhelmed or turning away? This FBA Dharmabyte, ‘Embodying Compassion in the World’, illustrates the keep kindness of the Buddha with the story of Kisagotami.

In this talk, given on a work retreat at Taraloka, Maitrisiddhi describes the Bodhisattva Ideal with the myth of Avalokitesvara. She explores the crucial interrelationship between keeping our own personal practice and inspiration at our hearts and...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Worldly and Unworldly Vedana

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 11 May, 2018 - 15:00

This FBA Dharmabyte is on Worldly and Unworldly Vedana from a series of talks on the Satipatthana: A Path to Insight.

This talk is clear, engaging and impassioned. In this full exploration of how to apply mindfulness practice in meditation and our lives, Prasadavati’s depth of lived experience and love of satipatthana shines through. This series was given on an intensive meditation retreat at Taraloka for women who have asked...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Working at Your Own Pace

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 9 May, 2018 - 15:45

This FBA Dharmabyte, ’Working at Your Own Pace’ brings to life Viveka’s fresh and vibrant take on the traditional practice of anapanasati - mindfulness with breathing.

Using the breath as a stabilizing presence, this series of meditations (including two fully-guided practices) is designed to help us discover the nature of reality itself by encouraging us to notice what is actually happening each moment in a direct and open way. Anapanasati is a complete path to awakening...

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