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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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Sadhu sisters. Very pleased to hear you have taken this step and I will be interested in anything you learn along the way.

love,

Saccanama

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Thank you! Very encouraging to see clarity and leadership on this going on in Triratna. 

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Thank you Taraloka! May the rest of the Movement follow your lead…
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Makes me so happy …Was so disappointing and crushing when the International Council didnt agree to our proposal that we become sustainable movement like the Quakers , perhaps this will create the change that we need in Triratna xxxxxxxxxx Love Sahajatara 

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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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An interview with Ratnasuri

Thu, 3 Oct, 2019 - 12:07

As we head towards celebrating the life of Ratnasuri with her funeral here at Taraloka on the 10th October 2019. This is a link to an interview with Ratnasuri, aged 90, by Samantabhadri on the retreat ‘Facing Death, Embracing Life’ at Taraloka November 2013.

An alert, thoughtful Ratnasuri chats about inspiration, old age, her death and re-birth, Bhante, Taraloka, Amitabha and Vajrayogini.

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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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Looks fabulous, can I come 😍 !! xxx

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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 -...

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Satipatthana: A Path to Insight (6 of 8)

Thu, 11 Jan, 2018 - 00:00
More on citta/heart-mind: the kleshas and inclining the mind to the positive. Working with emotions. Talk 6 of 8 clear, engaging and impassioned talks taking us through the Satipatthana Sutta. In this full exploration of how to apply mindfulness practice in meditation and our lives, Prasadavati's depth of lived experience and love of satipatthana shines through. Talks given on an intensive meditation retreat for women who have asked for ordination.
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Satipatthana: A Path to Insight (5 of 8)

Thu, 11 Jan, 2018 - 00:00
Third Satipatthana: citta or heart-mind. Working with the thinking mind. Talk 5 of 8 clear, engaging and impassioned talks taking us through the Satipatthana Sutta. In this full exploration of how to apply mindfulness practice in meditation and our lives, Prasadavati's depth of lived experience and love of satipatthana shines through. Talks given on an intensive meditation retreat for women who have asked for ordination.
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Satipatthana: A Path to Insight (4 of 8)

Thu, 11 Jan, 2018 - 00:00
Worldly and unworldly vedana, both in meditation and in daily life. Talk 4 of 8 clear, engaging and impassioned talks taking us through the Satipatthana Sutta. In this full exploration of how to apply mindfulness practice in meditation and our lives, Prasadavati's depth of lived experience and love of satipatthana shines through. Talks given on an intensive meditation retreat for women who have asked for ordination.
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Satipatthana: A Path to Insight (3 of 8)

Thu, 11 Jan, 2018 - 00:00
What perspective should we bring to mindfulness practice? And the first two satipatthanas: body and vedana. Talk 3 of 8 clear, engaging and impassioned talks taking us through the Satipatthana Sutta. In this full exploration of how to apply mindfulness practice in meditation and our lives, Prasadavati's depth of lived experience and love of satipatthana shines through. Talks given on an intensive meditation retreat for women who have asked for ordination.
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Satipatthana: A Path to Insight (2 of 8)

Thu, 11 Jan, 2018 - 00:00
What qualities do we need to bring to mindfulness practice? The structure of the sutta. Talk 2 of 8 clear, engaging and impassioned talks taking us through the Satipatthana Sutta. In this full exploration of how to apply mindfulness practice in meditation and our lives, Prasadavati's depth of lived experience and love of satipatthana shines through. Talks given on an intensive meditation retreat for women who have asked for ordination.
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