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Ordination Training Retreat just added: The heart unbound

Fri, 23 Jul, 2021 - 14:56

Ordination Training Retreat just added: The heart unbound

Fri, 23 Jul, 2021 - 14:56

We’ve just added an ordination training retreat to our Autumn 2021 programme:

November 8 - 19
The Heart Unbound - Metta as a path to insight
with Dayajoti, Maitridevi and Sraddhadipa.

On this retreat we will be exploring metta as a gateway to Insight. The path of metta allows insights to unfold in a relaxed and embodied  way as we move more and more deeply into the unconditional love that flows from a boundless heart located nowhere and everywhere. The retreat will include some bodywork...

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Order Retreat: Dancing in the Bardo with Vijayamala & Moksanandi

Fri, 23 Jul, 2021 - 14:50

Order Retreat: Dancing in the Bardo with Vijayamala & Moksanandi

Fri, 23 Jul, 2021 - 14:50

This year’s annual very popular Women’s Order Retreat at Taraloka will be on the theme of the Bardo Verses taken from the Bardo Thodol – one of the main insight reflections recommended by Bhante from the very early days of the movement.  

‘Bardo’ literally means ‘in-between’, so the Bardo of Life is an experience of aliveness arising between dream states. But what does it mean to be alive, to be awake to the full mystery of sensory experience?  Every moment is...

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2021 residential retreats now available for booking!

Thu, 17 Jun, 2021 - 16:41

2021 residential retreats now available for booking!

Thu, 17 Jun, 2021 - 16:41

Following a successful reopening, we’re pleased to say our programme of residential retreats is now up and available for booking! It’s been so wonderful to have retreatants on Tara’s land again. Have a look at what’s available and book asap - they’re filling up quickly! 

If you’re wondering how social distancing measures will affect your experience of being on retreat, here’s what a couple of our retreatants have said… 

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

Wed, 19 May, 2021 - 17:03

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

Wed, 19 May, 2021 - 17:03

‘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...

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Moon of the Mind: Bodhicitta - The Great Gathering ONLINE

Mon, 15 Mar, 2021 - 10:20

Moon of the Mind: Bodhicitta - The Great Gathering ONLINE

Mon, 15 Mar, 2021 - 10:20

What is the mystery of bodhicitta?  And how can we relate to it?  Join Taraloka and Tiratanaloka for an online weekend of talks, ritual, meditation and discussion as we collectively evoke and dwell upon the ‘the dawning moon of the mind’, the compassion and wisdom that is bodhicitta.   Find out more or book here.   

For Dharmacharinis and women training for ordination.  
23 - 25 April

What is the mystery of bodhicitta?   It’s ‘the dawning moon of the mind, whose light banishes our...

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Young women's weekend retreat: The Cremation Ground & the Skull Cup of Wisdom (ONLINE)

Sun, 31 Jan, 2021 - 09:11

Young women's weekend retreat: The Cremation Ground & the Skull Cup of Wisdom (ONLINE)

Sun, 31 Jan, 2021 - 09:11

An exciting online opportunity for young women, aged 18 to 30.

Friday 30 April 30 to Sunday 2 May.

The ancient Indian cremation ground is a symbol for any crucial situation where we meet impermanence, death, aloneness and fear. It is also a symbol of transformation, a place where death meets life and life meets death. A place where great yogis and dakinis gather at night in darkenss and secrecy, meditating, dancing, embracing and drinking from the skull cup of wisdom. A place of liberated...

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Could you help support Taraloka through the Covid-19 pandemic?

Thu, 15 Oct, 2020 - 16:51

Could you help support Taraloka through the Covid-19 pandemic?

Thu, 15 Oct, 2020 - 16:51

Since March, Taraloka has been unable to run residential retreats, Finally, last weekend, our first, small, socially-distanced retreat was due to begin. Then, the Welsh Government declared our county, Wrexham, to be in strict lockdown again.


Now, we can’t even offer solitaries, donations from which, alongside those from online retreat attendees, had been seeing us through. Even when we can offer residential retreats again, social distancing means they will be for small numbers only, so we will be running them...

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Monkey Mind and the Heart’s Release: A Taraloka on-line Meditation Retreat for Women Order Members and Experienced Mitras (with at least 3 years regular meditation practice)

Wed, 9 Sep, 2020 - 16:12

Monkey Mind and the Heart’s Release: A Taraloka on-line Meditation Retreat for Women Order Members and Experienced Mitras (with at least 3 years regular meditation practice)

Wed, 9 Sep, 2020 - 16:12

Led by Vijayamala

17th-23rd October 2020 

How can we tame our monkey minds with love?  This is a great opportunity to bring our daily-life practice with us on retreat. We’ll take a good look at how the crafty mind creates its own obstacles. Then we’ll use metta, build a sense of solidarity and connection, and learn to understand our most authentic heart’s desires, to release them.

Programme 

Own meditation before breakfast

10.30 – 12.30  Morning session with presentation and led meditations 

3.45 – 4.15      Groups 

4.30- 5.30       Collective...

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Change your life; Transform the World - Recruitment at Taraloka

Wed, 5 Aug, 2020 - 12:11

Change your life; Transform the World - Recruitment at Taraloka

Wed, 5 Aug, 2020 - 12:11

Has the current world situation got you thinking about how you can best serve the Order and the World?

Taraloka needs you…

We are looking for one or two Dharmacharinis to join the community and help hold the guardianship of this vital retreat centre.

Taraloka has been at the heart of the women’s wing since opening in November 1985.  Thirty five years later, we are moving through this period of collective, worldwide transition and uncertainty.  We need women who care about the vision of Taraloka as a sacred...