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Triratna Young Buddhists
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Triratna Young Buddhist Retreats 2016

By Prajnaketu on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 14:55

Early 2016 is brimming with ways to connect with other young people in the Dharma with events for Sub25s, young men, young women, and all. Bring your friends and make new ones!

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

Taraloka Recruiting!

By mokshini on Fri, 8 Jan, 2016 - 16:50

Taraloka Recruiting!

By mokshini on Fri, 8 Jan, 2016 - 16:50

Interested in living and working at Taraloka?

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

We are offering an exciting opportunity to be part of a fantastic team of women running the retreat centre.  We are recruiting two posts – Kitchen Manager and Maintenance and they will be for a year in the first instance.   

You will need to be an Order Member or GFR Mitra with a full, manual UK driving licence. ...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

At the Close of the First Full Day

By Karunagita on Sun, 27 Sep, 2015 - 15:04

At the Close of the First Full Day

By Karunagita on Sun, 27 Sep, 2015 - 15:04

It is a privilege to be able to support mothers on a retreat and inspiring to see how much impact a relatively short space of time in a place such as Taraloka can have. There is a huge amount of appreciation and the atmosphere on the retreat was warm and friendly from the Friday evening, as mothers connected easily with each other.

This afternoon people met in smaller groups to discuss whatever was arising for them at the time. One...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Taraloka: Our process of trying to move towards Sustainable Energy

By Momtaz on Mon, 29 Jun, 2015 - 13:24

Taraloka: Our process of trying to move towards Sustainable Energy

By Momtaz on Mon, 29 Jun, 2015 - 13:24

Sharing with you Taraloka’s action on Sustainable Energy: Written by Maitrisiddhi

Up till 2010, Taraloka was heated by oil – non-renewable fossil fuel pumped out of the ground thousands of miles away, with all the effects on the environment when burnt, and sea spillage risks en route.  Now, Taraloka is heated by biomass boilers, supplied from sustainable Welsh and English forestry. 

When I moved here, in 2009, plans were already afoot to try to improve Taraloka’s carbon footprint.  Care for the environment and trying...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

TRANSFORMING WORLD AND SELF - Tara and the Tears of Avalokitesvara

By Momtaz on Fri, 29 May, 2015 - 17:28

TRANSFORMING WORLD AND SELF - Tara and the Tears of Avalokitesvara

By Momtaz on Fri, 29 May, 2015 - 17:28

At Taraloka Women’s Retreat Centre 12th - 19th June

http://www.taraloka.org.uk/retreat-information/available-retreats/taraloka-retreat-calendar/transforming-world-and-self-tara-and-the-tears-of-avalokitesvara

Avalokitesvara weeps for the sufferings of the world and from his tears Tara is born.This retreat will have the mythic theme of Green Tara, who has one hand extended in a gesture of infinite giving, and with one leg steps down into the world to go to the aid of living beings. She is also much associated in our minds with the green of nature .

On this retreat we will look at the...

Buddhist Action Month 2015
Buddhist Action Month 2015

Taraloka environmental retreat for women, 12th-19th June

By Munisha on Sun, 26 Apr, 2015 - 20:32

Taraloka environmental retreat for women, 12th-19th June

By Munisha on Sun, 26 Apr, 2015 - 20:32

Sahajatara writes: “We’re running a retreat on the theme of the environment at Taraloka Retreat Centre for Women, UK, 12th-19th June: “Transforming self and world / Tara and the tears of Avalokiteshvara”.

The reatreat is led by Varabhadri (Buddhafield), Subhachitta (Eco Dharma), Santicitta and me and there are still plenty of spaces!

We will explore ethics for the 21st century in the context of the myth of Tara, who arises from Avalokiteshvara’s tears to go to the aid of all...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Taraloka, UK

By Munisha on Sat, 20 Dec, 2014 - 20:31

Ordinations at Taraloka, UK

By Munisha on Sat, 20 Dec, 2014 - 20:31The following women were publicly ordained at Taraloka Retreat Centre, UK today, Saturday 20th December 2014. The ceremony was attended by around 80 people: friends, family and local sangha.

Public preceptor Parami
Rachael North becomes Amaladhi, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She of stainless (pure) wisdom’ (long ‘i’).
Private preceptor: Padmavajri

Erika Mansnerus becomes Dharmaprabha, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘She whose light is the Dharma’ (long final ‘a’).
Private preceptor: Muditasri

Jenny Franks becomes Saranasiri, a Pali...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Death of Vajragita

By Munisha on Sat, 29 Nov, 2014 - 21:54

Death of Vajragita

By Munisha on Sat, 29 Nov, 2014 - 21:54With sadness we report the death from cancer of Dharmacharini Vajragita, who died very peacefully at home in Amsterdam at around 18.00 local time today, in the company of her community. She was 76 years old.

Vajragita was ordained by Sangharakshita in 1981 in Seaford, Sussex, UK. Her yidam was Padmasambhava. A founder member of the sangha in the Netherlands, she lived and worked at Taraloka (UK) for several years. She recently became a Public preceptor.

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Triratna News
Triratna News

New Chair for Taraloka

By Munisha on Tue, 25 Nov, 2014 - 18:52

New Chair for Taraloka

By Munisha on Tue, 25 Nov, 2014 - 18:52On 30th September, after 14 years as Chair of Taraloka Retreat Centre for Women in Shropshire, UK, Saddhanandi handed over to Samantabhadri. Saddhanandi leaves in early December to take up her new responsibilities at Adhisthana, in nearby Herefordshire. Samantabhadri will hold the position for two years while Taraloka awaits the arrival of a new, long-term Chair.

Samantabhadri writes, “The transition took place during Community Days at Taraloka, attended by the community, trustees and Dhammadassin,...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

The Resurrection of FWBO Newsreel 4

By Munisha on Wed, 16 Jul, 2014 - 15:15

The Resurrection of FWBO Newsreel 4

By Munisha on Wed, 16 Jul, 2014 - 15:15

Continuing the re-release of the old FWBO Newsreels from the 1990s, here is Newsreel 4, covering news from the FWBO and TBMSG from September 1992 to February 1993. (All the Newsreels are now on YouTube.) This video (55 mins) covers:

  • Glasgow Buddhist Centre, UK: Ink Print and Design, Windhorse Publications, a new women’s community, a fire and the gift of Dhanakosa Retreat Centre
  • FWBO Valencia, Spain
  • the Guhyaloka Vihara project, Spain
  • FWBO Helsinki’s new centre, Finland
  • a girls’ hostel and school in Ladakh, part-funded
  • ...

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