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Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

Reverencing the Buddha we offer flowers…

By Momtaz on Thu, 23 Jun, 2016 - 14:32

Reverencing the Buddha we offer flowers…

By Momtaz on Thu, 23 Jun, 2016 - 14:32

But at what price?  (written by Maitridevi)

For every retreat here at Taraloka we buy between 2 & 4 bunches of flowers, usually cellophane wrapped from our local supermarket - an annual spend of about £250. We live busy lives in a rural setting, without easy access to farmers markets selling local flowers on the days we need them.

In the UK about 85% of cut flowers in this £ 2.2bn industry are imported from abroad. Of the top ten best-selling cut...

Buddhist Action Month 2016
Buddhist Action Month 2016

TARALOKA FOR BAM

By Momtaz on Fri, 10 Jun, 2016 - 15:52

TARALOKA FOR BAM

By Momtaz on Fri, 10 Jun, 2016 - 15:52

Here are some of the initiatives Taraloka is kicking off with this month of BAM:

1) John West Tuna unsustainable fishing Protest at Sainsburys, Whitchurch on Tuesday 7th June: It will be a peaceful protest for 2hrs which will include meditation and rejoicing in Sainsburys as well. 

2) No internet in the house from 6pm to 8.30am between Wednesday 8th June and 15th June.  Let’s see what impact this has on the community in terms of social connection and our state of...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

ECO - ECONOMY AT TARALOKA!

By Momtaz on Wed, 17 Jun, 2015 - 17:04

ECO - ECONOMY AT TARALOKA!

By Momtaz on Wed, 17 Jun, 2015 - 17:04

Here at Taraloka Buddhist Retreat Centre for Women, we try to ‘tread the earth lightly’ by leaving as little impact on the land and the environment as we can.
As housekeeper, I look for alternatives to the harsh chemicals that are often used for cleaning – particularly when more natural substances do just the same job!  An example of this would be harnessing the anti-bacterial properties of a few drops of Tea Tree oil in water to sanitise various...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Engaging in 'Volunteer Action for Peace' at Taraloka 20th-3rd July

By Momtaz on Sun, 31 May, 2015 - 10:42

Engaging in 'Volunteer Action for Peace' at Taraloka 20th-3rd July

By Momtaz on Sun, 31 May, 2015 - 10:42


This year Taraloka is running a two-week project with the organisation ‘Volunteer Action for Peace’ or VAP. VAP is a UK-based charity promoting international peace by bringing together people from all over the world to work with partner organisations such as Taraloka. We will have 11 women coming to the project from a variety of different countries including Estonia, Germany, Spain and Italy. We will be working and living together as a community for the...