Taraloka Retreat Centre

Area Order Weekend (Residential and Online) - The Way to the Beyond

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‘The Way to the Beyond’:
UK & Ireland Women’s Area Order Weekend
Thurs 3 – Sun 6 June 2021

Led by Kusalasara, Maitrisiddhi, Mahamani & Sanghagita

(all ordained in 2014 at Akasavana) and friends

‘I will sing you the praises of the Way to the Beyond…’

What can we trust? What do we rely on?  Where is our heart-connection with the Dharma?  And when do we rely on the Buddha, and when on our own capacity to know and see?  Sixteen brahmins go to see the Buddha, and ask heartfelt questions that resonate with passion, intensity and an existential need to know.  And the Buddha responds with poetic clarity as he tries to express the inexpressible. 

Such an amazing, passionate and beautiful text – come and explore themes from the ‘Way to the Beyond’ chapter of the Sutta Nipata.  With presentations, personal talks, discussion groups, workshops, puja and meditation.

This event will run as a hybrid.

Residential at Taraloka with 22 Dharmacharinis.  A couple of camping places still available.  Social distancing in place.
Online via Zoom.  This event is dana-based – just come!! don’t worry about the money!

Open for booking now via Taraloka’s website.

‘The Way to the Beyond’ AOWE Programme


20 – 21.00                   Introduction and Opening Ritual (Mahamani)


7.00 – 7.50                  Open meditation

8.00 – 8.30                  Open meditation

10.30 – 12.45              Talk: ‘The Way to the Beyond: Faith or Wisdom?’


                                     followed by discussion groups

15.30 – 17.00              Drawing workshop – no creative abilities needed! 

                                    Please bring paper and a few coloured pencils or pens

17.15 - 18.00               Guided meditation (Mahamani)

20.00 – 21.00              Pali Canon Puja including Padmasakhi’s anagarika ceremony                                            (Maitrisiddhi)


7.00 – 7.50                  Open meditation

8.00 – 8.30                  Open meditation

10.30 – 12.45              Talk ‘The Way to the Beyond’ (Kusalasara)

                                     followed by discussion groups

15.30 – 17.00              ‘The stillness of the cup and the water in it’: writing workshop                                          (Vishvantara)

17.15 - 18.00               ‘Teach me the way of peace’: Meditation with the Buddha as guide                                     (Maitrisiddhi)

20.00 – 21.00              Puja including welcoming new Order Members                                                                  (Sanghagita)


7.00 – 7.50                  Bodhicitta practice (guided)

8.00 – 8.30                  Open meditation

10.30 – 11.15              Personal talks (Sanghagita and Mahamani)

11.40 – 12.30              Closing ritual             

All times British Summer Time

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