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Weekend for women thinking of asking for Ordination

Wed, 12 Feb, 2020 - 12:37

Weekend for women thinking of asking for Ordination

Wed, 12 Feb, 2020 - 12:37

A weekend for women (+) who are thinking of asking for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order.  Why ask for ordination?  Why join the Order?  Why have an Order at all?  What do we have to do to join the Order?  We will look at all these questions, as well as any others you bring up, so that you can make an informed decision about your next steps.  This is also an opportunity to visit Tiratanaloka and enjoy the beauty of...

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New Retreat at Tiratanaloka: The Nature of Existence

Fri, 20 Dec, 2019 - 19:06

New Retreat at Tiratanaloka: The Nature of Existence

Fri, 20 Dec, 2019 - 19:06

Due to popular demand, we have added an extra retreat to our programme in 2020.  Our theme will be ‘The Nature of Existence’: the marks of conditioned existence, the doors of liberation and the topsy turvy views.  We will explore beauty, change, emptiness and ultimate happiness.  The material is taken from Chapter 11 of Sangharakshita’s book ‘The Three Jewels’, which we will study in groups as well as having significant portions of the retreat laid aside for meditation and reflection...

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Surrendering to a Greater Beauty: The Fourth Laksana

Wed, 6 Nov, 2019 - 20:37

Starting with a story from the Rastrapalapariprccha-Sutra, Vajratara draws out the significance of Sangharakshita’s paper on the Fourth Laksana. This is the path of beauty, from contemplation of ugliness to the gateway of liberation called ‘the beautiful’. To be on the path of beauty, we don’t merely enjoy beauty, we have to surrender ourselves to that beauty.  Given on a weekend retreat at Tiratanaloka.

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Celebrate 25 years of Tiratanaloka!

Mon, 26 Aug, 2019 - 10:05

Celebrate 25 years of Tiratanaloka!

Mon, 26 Aug, 2019 - 10:05

The team at Tiratanaloka invites you to celebrate our 25th anniversary with us on Sunday 29th September 2019, from 10.30 am to 5pm, at Tiratanaloka retreat centre in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, South Wales. The programme for the day will include a keynote talk on “The Significance of Ordination” from Ratnadharini, several mini-talks by Dharmacarinis on what Tiratanaloka means to them, a collective ritual, a light vegan lunch, a variety of vegan cakes, and activities for children.
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It’s a really great thing to celebrate - 25 years of Tiratanaloka. I remember sitting in the lounge over 25 years ago with Samata trying to work out whether it really was THE PLACE to buy! And the caretaker was the father of a Dharmachari in Birmingham, so that seemed like an auspicious sign!

I’m leading a weekend retreat at Adhisthana that weekend and would arrive tooooooo late if I tried to pop down, so I just wish you all the best for the day.

You’re a great team in a succession of great Tiratanaloka teams - sadhu!

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Congratulations to you all.

Your incredible depth of devotion still blows me away.

I’ve only been part of your retreat community for 6 years but I thank you for developing and maintaining a space where I can freely prostrate my devotion, percolate my dharma knowledge and confess, laugh and rejoice in equal measure.

<3   <3   <3   <3   <3

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The Great Gathering - A Greater Love: Maha Maitri

Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 - 16:31

The Great Gathering - A Greater Love: Maha Maitri

Sat, 20 Jan, 2018 - 16:31

@ Taraloka 7th-10th June

This long weekend is a celebration of our community and its unique emphasis on the practice of friendship as a path. There has not been such a Great Gathering for many years and the team, drawn from Tiratanaloka, Taraloka and Buddhafield look forward to welcoming you - women who have requested ordination and dharmacharinis - to gather at Taraloka for rituals, chanting, talks, discussion, meditation, workshops and the pleasure of each other’s company. We are expecting large numbers...

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Talk on Spiritual Death

Wed, 20 Dec, 2017 - 17:30

Vajratara has been looking up some talks from Tiratanaloka to put online.  They come as part of a series. Though the others in the series were not necessarily recorded, the individual talks stand alone.  This one was given on a retreat at Tiratanaloka for women training for Ordination.  Vajratara gives an introduction to Spiritual death. Using poetry and drawing on her experience of the Sangha, she looks at what spiritual death is, what it isn’t and how to practice it.
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Waking the Dragon

Wed, 30 Aug, 2017 - 18:46

Waking the Dragon

Wed, 30 Aug, 2017 - 18:46

Weekend for young women training for ordination: conditions for faith and working through difficulties. Study on Padmasambhava and the Buddha, discussion, meditation, all with others who are at the same life stage as you. Unbeatable. With Vajratara, Karunadhi, Ratnadharini, Moksatara, Kusaladevi, Siladevi and Danayutta.
8-11 September 2017

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Thinking of asking for ordination?

Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 11:23

Thinking of asking for ordination?

Mon, 1 May, 2017 - 11:23

Are you a woman thinking of asking for ordination and would like to find out more?  Come to a weekend at Tiratanaloka to explore what ordination means, mythically and practically.

29 September - 1 October 2017

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Thanks for letting us know. I’ll pass this on to Mitras. x

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Thanks Vajratara