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How do we put our hearts into the world?

Wed, 3 Nov, 2021 - 17:24

How do we put our hearts into the world?

Wed, 3 Nov, 2021 - 17:24

In this blog, Maitrisiddhi explores a variety of approaches to following our heart response to concerns about climate change, and the value of allowing varying attitudes to coexist.

Read more here… https://www.taraloka.org.uk/news/how-do-we-put-our-hearts-out-in-the-world

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Do something new in 2022... come live and work at Taraloka!

Tue, 26 Oct, 2021 - 16:22

Do something new in 2022... come live and work at Taraloka!

Tue, 26 Oct, 2021 - 16:22


Taraloka offers a unique context for women to live a full-time Dharma life, for being of service to others and for personal and collective transformation.

Taraloka is recruiting for a new finance person to join the Operations team in the Spring or Summer of 2022. You will need to be an Order Member or GFR Mitra with a full, manual UK driving license. You will need to be able to work full time, be physically fit and have a strong desire to engage wholeheartedly...

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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… 

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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...