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SophieAnn

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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Hridayagita

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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Hridayagita

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...

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Maitrimati

Online Retreat: Tara - Fearless Love Lighting Up the World

Thu, 30 Jul, 2020 - 10:15

Online Retreat: Tara - Fearless Love Lighting Up the World

Thu, 30 Jul, 2020 - 10:15

How can we hold sorrow and joy - in ourselves, others and the world?  We may hold one aspect more in the light, the other more in shadow, however we need to embrace both to be fully alive.  With Tara as our guide - seated in meditation, stepping out into the world, fearless, wise and full of compassion - we can develop our own budding faculties of love, delight, compassion, ease and equanimity.  These can then become much needed offerings...

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Maitrisiddhi

Drawing Strength from our Sangha across the Globe

Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 - 11:35

Drawing Strength from our Sangha across the Globe

Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 - 11:35

Women practitioners report back on their situations and how they found Taraloka and Tiratanaloka’s ‘The Great Gathering’ online event. Inspiring!! - read what they’ve written here.

“I said yesterday to a dear friend, it is like there is for certain a new
atmosphere in the house. Because in my room there have been a
wonderful Puja. Like in the shrine room during a normal retreat
there can be a special energy. So it is now, a special space
...

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Maitrisiddhi

Uncontrived Mindfulness: turn your life into a retreat

Thu, 4 Jun, 2020 - 16:39

Uncontrived Mindfulness: turn your life into a retreat

Thu, 4 Jun, 2020 - 16:39

Uncontrived Mindfulness: turn your life into a retreat

27 June – 3 July

A Taraloka on-line meditation retreat led by Vajradevi for Dharmacharinis and women training for ordination.

What is the relationship between mindfulness and wisdom? How can a seemingly simple practice of on-going awareness help us to know the nature of reality? On this retreat we will be using the Buddha’s words in the Satipatthana Sutta to practice with this profound yet accessible teaching. Through periods of formal and informal meditation, we will cultivate awareness...

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Maitridevi

Taraloka declares an ecological emergency

From Buddhist Action on Tue, 29 Oct, 2019 - 13:14

Taraloka declares an ecological emergency

From Buddhist Action on Tue, 29 Oct, 2019 - 13:14

In October 2018 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report stated that without dramatic action we will not be able to limit global warming to a 1.5C increase. They state “Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid and far-reaching changes… at an unprecedented scale.”

In 2019 the UN Biodiversity report estimated that around one million species “already face extinction, many within decades, more than ever before in human history.”

It is clear from these reports that planet Earth is at present under severe ecological threat....

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Video links to various clips of Ratnasuri

Thu, 3 Oct, 2019 - 12:11

Video links to various clips of Ratnasuri

Thu, 3 Oct, 2019 - 12:11

A set of links to video clips of Ratnasuri talking about various aspects of her practice over the years.  

Ratnasuri on ordaining women - A clip from ‘Buddhist Women Speak on Ordination’ https://vimeo.com/358868155
Ratnasuri on becoming the first women’s Public Preceptor: https://vimeo.com/358805020
Ratnasuri on Dharma practice including attitudes to her death: https://vimeo.com/358863346
Ratnasuri on moving to Taraloka: https://vimeo.com/358788744
Ratnasuri on attitudes to money and time off: https://vimeo.com/358791961
Ratnasuri on aging in a retreat centre community: https://vimeo.com/358814092
Ratnasuri on her interests: https://vimeo.com/358819254
Ratnasuri on...

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Maitrimati

Young Women's Weekend at Taraloka 5th-7th July

Tue, 4 Jun, 2019 - 11:19

Young Women's Weekend at Taraloka 5th-7th July

Tue, 4 Jun, 2019 - 11:19

Young Women’s Weekend: The Taste of Freedom

The self-development industry promotes self-confidence. Through practising the Dharma we become confident, but it’s confidence of a different kind. Join us as we explore faith, freedom and the source of true confidence. A precious opportunity for young women to practice together. (For women in their late teens, 20s and 30s)

Led by Moksatara, Sadayasihi and team

Cost: £60 booking fee plus suggested donations (taken at the end of the retreat) £95 (unwaged/in...

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Maitrimati

The Great Gathering - A Greater Love: Maha Maitri

Sat, 27 Jan, 2018 - 15:07

The Great Gathering - A Greater Love: Maha Maitri

Sat, 27 Jan, 2018 - 15:07

Taraloka 7th-10th June

“If you take friendship seriously, you bring in, sooner or later, the whole of the Dharma.”  At the first Great Gathering for nearly ten years, come and celebrate Triratna’s unique emphasis on the practice of friendship as a path.

Our teacher Sangharakshita has said: “It is in friendship (maitri) that we may find the emotional equivalent of the intellectual understanding of the doctrine of ‘no self’”, and that if we were to really practise the first precept -...