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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...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

New Retreat Series from Taraloka: A Path to Insight

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 5 Feb, 2018 - 11:30

Prasadavati gives clear, engaging and impassioned talks taking us through the Satipatthana Sutta. In this full exploration of how to apply mindfulness practice in meditation and our lives, her depth of lived experience and love of Satipatthana shines through. Talks given on an intensive meditation retreat for women who have asked for ordination in 2017 in Taraloka.

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Ordination Training Centres Exploring Triratna @ 50 - Ordination Vows and the Great Gathering

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 29 Jan, 2018 - 17:13

2017 saw the celebrations of 50 years of the Triratna Buddhist Community and 2018 sees the 50th anniversary of the Triratna Buddhist Order.  In this context in the Padmaloka Retreat Centre - which runs ordination training retreats for men - members of the Ordination Team gave talks on each of the 4 acceptance vows, recited during one’s public ordination ceremony.  These vows essentialise what it means to be an order member practising within the Triratna Buddhist Order.  The...

Tiratanaloka
Tiratanaloka

The Great Gathering - A Greater Love: Maha Maitri

By vajratara on Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 - 16:31

The Great Gathering - A Greater Love: Maha Maitri

By vajratara on Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 - 16:31

@ Taraloka 7th-10th June

This long weekend is a celebration of our community and its unique emphasis on the practice of friendship as a path. There has not been such a Great Gathering for many years and the team, drawn from Tiratanaloka, Taraloka and Buddhafield look forward to welcoming you - women who have requested ordination and dharmacharinis - to gather at Taraloka for rituals, chanting, talks, discussion, meditation, workshops and the pleasure of each other’s company. We are expecting large numbers...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Looking back on Buddhist Action Month 2017

By Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 4 Jul, 2017 - 13:20

Looking back on Buddhist Action Month 2017

By Charlotte Lawes on Tue, 4 Jul, 2017 - 13:20

This June saw another successful Buddhist Action Month (BAM) unfold. We take a look at what it was all about and how the Triratna Buddhist Community around the world took part.

So what is BAM?

Mokshini writes

“At the heart of Triratna is the Bodhisattva Ideal – the aspiration and heartfelt wish to benefit others and the commitment to act in ways that help all beings to thrive. Buddhist Action Month is an opportunity to reach out and engage with friends or local communities in ways that...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Live and work at Taraloka!

By Prajnaketu on Wed, 28 Jun, 2017 - 16:15

Live and work at Taraloka!

By Prajnaketu on Wed, 28 Jun, 2017 - 16:15

Interested in living and working at Taraloka?

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. 

We’re looking for a new member of the Operations Team to start work in January 2018.  The Operations Team collectively hold responsibility for the practical running and...

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

Interested in living and working at Taraloka?

By Nandavajra on Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 14:15

Interested in living and working at Taraloka?

By Nandavajra on Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 14:15

Interested in living and working at Taraloka?

Two roles – FINANCE and HOUSEKEEPING

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.

We’re looking for TWO new members of the Operations Team to start work in January 2018. The Operations Team collectively hold responsibility for the practical running and support of the retreat centre for example cooking, cleaning and support behind the scenes. As...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

Learning to ride a bike at 40!

By Momtaz on Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 12:24

Learning to ride a bike at 40!

By Momtaz on Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 12:24

Written by Momtaz

Nearly everyone assumes that I would know how to ride a bike.  I probably would, if I had grown up with bikes, but I have never had one - although I must admit as I child I did want a bike and I did want to learn how to ride one.  However, as an adult it has never been an essential and I have been perfectly happy to walk whenever I can.  Even after I got my first car...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

COMPLETELY VEGAN CAKES

By Momtaz on Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 12:13

COMPLETELY VEGAN CAKES

By Momtaz on Thu, 15 Jun, 2017 - 12:13

Its a common misconception that eggs are central when baking cakes, and that vegan cakes are dry and tasteless. But this isn’t true! You can make delicious cakes that are totally vegan without compromising on taste and texture. For the recent Taraloka open afternoon Momtaz and I spent the day baking vegan cakes, to show visitors how wonderful vegan cakes can be.

Momtaz baked a ‘Luscious Lemon and Poppy Seed’ cake; ingredients were vegan margarine, brown sugar, lemons, soya milk, flour, baking powder and...

Buddhist Action
Buddhist Action

OPENING TARALOKA'S DOORS TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY NEAR AND FAR!

By Momtaz on Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 - 15:57

OPENING TARALOKA'S DOORS TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY NEAR AND FAR!

By Momtaz on Tue, 13 Jun, 2017 - 15:57

TARALOKA OPEN AFTERNOON - JUNE 2017  Written by Trish Sykes

Sunday 11th June dawned with strong winds and dark, forbidding clouds. This ensured that, at every available moment, several community members headed to their computers to check the weather forecast. Some sound bites of the conversations that morning were:”40% chance of rain at 1300 hours”; “Oh - my search said no rain until 1400”; “Noooo! That’s just in time for my Tai Chi session on the lawn!”; “My...

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