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. ...
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...
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...
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 .
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
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.
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,...
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