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Talk 2 of 6 - The Bodhicaryavatara: Confession of Faults and Adopting the Awakening Mind

Mon, 18 Oct, 2021 - 00:00
Confession, conditionality and the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas! Down to earth and honest, Sahajatara talks about chapters 2 & 3 of the Bodhicaryavatara. Second of six talks from the 2021 Taraloka mitra retreat: ‘An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Becoming a Bodhisattva’
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Talk 1 of 6 - The Bodhicaryavatara: An Ordinary Person's Guide to Becoming a Bodhisattva

Mon, 18 Oct, 2021 - 00:00
Maitrisiddhi introduces Santideva’s passionate, challenging text, particularly Chapter 1, and talks about mess in the spiritual life and the wonderful, fantastic, amazing Bodhicitta! First of six talks from the 2021 Taraloka mitra retreat: ‘An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Becoming a Bodhisattva’
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Talk 6 of 6 - 'What Is Created by Illusion and What Is Created by Causes?': Wisdom In the Bodhicaryavatara

Mon, 18 Oct, 2021 - 00:00
Ditching the ancient Indian philosophy, Maitrisiddhi makes sense of the Wisdom chapter in the Bodhicaryavatara and discusses how we can approach seeing things as they truly are. Sixth of six talks from the 2021 Taraloka mitra retreat: ‘An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Becoming a Bodhisattva’
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Talk 5 of 6 - 'Trees Bear No Grudges': Meditative Absorbtion In the Bodhicaryavatara

Mon, 18 Oct, 2021 - 00:00
Kusalasara tackles Santideva’s challenging chapter and looks at the conditions needed for meditation, and how we can play with the practice of exchanging self and other. Fifth of six talks from the 2021 Taraloka mitra retreat: ‘An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Becoming a Bodhisattva’
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Talk 4 of 6: Forbearance and Energy In Pursuit of the Good: the Bodhicaryavatara

Mon, 18 Oct, 2021 - 00:00
Sahajatara explores these two Perfections with humour, realism and dakini-inspiration. Fourth of six talks from the 2021 Taraloka mitra retreat: ‘An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Becoming a Bodhisattva’
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Talk 3 of 6 - 'I Do Not Care If My Guts Ooze Out!': the Bodhicaryavatara

Mon, 18 Oct, 2021 - 00:00
Why is commitment to working with the mind so important? And how can we rouse our warrior energy? Maitrisiddhi gets enthusiastic about chapters 4 & 5 of the Bodhicaryavatara. Third of six talks from the 2021 Taraloka mitra retreat: ‘An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Becoming a Bodhisattva’
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Retreat spaces available!

Sat, 28 Aug, 2021 - 15:34

Retreat spaces available!

Sat, 28 Aug, 2021 - 15:34

Hear ye, hear ye! Dying to get on retreat, but worried that everywhere is booked? Due to cancellations, we have seven places available on Awakening Compassion, 10th - 17th September, led by Maitrimala and Vidyanadi. Come for a week of exploring the metta bhavana in Tara’s realm. :-)

We’ve also got a couple of spaces left to explore the Bodhicaryavatara on An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Becoming a Bodhisattva, 24th September - 1st October - led by Maitrisiddhi,...

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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…