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Contemplating the Refuge Tree

Wed, 11 May, 2022 - 23:53

We recently ran a retreat with Buddhafield exploring the symbolism of the ‘Going for Refuge and Prostration Practice’.  I say we… it was meant to be Vajratara and Karunadhi from Tiratanaloka, but Karunadhi couldn’t come so it ended up being just Vajratara from Tiratanaloka, with Darsavini, Amaragita, Dayajoti and Viryanaya.  Everyday we had a short presentation on different aspects of the practice followed by questions and answers.  The talks were recorded and although the sound quality isn’t great, people thought...

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Discovering the Wish Fulfilling Jewel

Thu, 5 May, 2022 - 20:11

We recently had a enriching and inspiring online weekend on the symbolism of the jewel in Buddhism.  Forged deep in the ground under the influence of strong pressures, the jewel emerges as something of beauty and value. In the same way, under the influence of the Dharma, something of great beauty is created or, we could say, discovered. The nature of our own mind, luminous bright and with a sensitivity to life and a beautiful aspiration towards the truth. How...

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Sub35 Online Day Retreat: Why Join An Order?

Wed, 14 Jul, 2021 - 11:35

Sub35 Online Day Retreat: Why Join An Order?

Wed, 14 Jul, 2021 - 11:35

Saturday 4 September

Why join an Order? Isn’t enough to simply practice Buddhism without joining anything? Vajratara and Karunadhi from the women’s ordination team along with Dharmacharinis from the young people’s steering group, will communicate a glimpse of the vision of the Order and the potential of spiritual friendship. The Order is more than it appears to be, and to realise that, we must also realise that we are more than we appear to be…

Join us for an online day for young people training...

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Opening the Mandala

Tue, 30 Mar, 2021 - 15:37

Opening the Mandala

Tue, 30 Mar, 2021 - 15:37

Tiratanaloka recently ran a weekend retreat on the symbol of the mandala with over 100 participants.  It was a very rich weekend, evoking the mandala and letting it inform our lives.  What would it be like to always dwell in the mandala where every experience is imbued with significance, and our energy flows towards what is most meaningful to us.

You can catch up with talks from Vajratara, Punyamala, and Kusaladevi on our YouTube page.  

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Order Seminars May 2021

Tue, 9 Feb, 2021 - 15:21

Order Seminars May 2021

Tue, 9 Feb, 2021 - 15:21

Following on from our popular 2020 online events for dharmacharinis, three Order seminars offered by the Tiratanaloka team in 2021 will explore the following areas:

1 May: How to assess effective Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels, including looking at the 8 Guidelines recently published by the College of Public Preceptors

2 May: How we can form effective ordination kulas

3 May: How we can support the local ordination process, looking at the specific situation of your Centre.

There will be a short presentation, time to share our experiences, workshops, and...

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Update from Tiratanaloka

Tue, 9 Feb, 2021 - 16:17

Update from Tiratanaloka

Tue, 9 Feb, 2021 - 16:17

We are now in the process of finalising our programme of retreats for the rest of 2021.  The remaining 2021 retreats will be open for booking on 8th March 2021 (not on 2 April and 2 July as previously advertised).

Retreats up until 11th July be all be online.  For retreats after that, we plan to run residential retreats.  However, with the changing conditions, we can’t confirm that we will be able to run an in-person retreat until nearer the time.  If we can’t open fully, the retreat...

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What does a Buddhist do about their personality?

Thu, 7 Jan, 2021 - 20:44

What does a Buddhist do about their personality?

Thu, 7 Jan, 2021 - 20:44

What does a Buddhist should do about their personality? Should they go forth from it altogether in the spirit of ‘no fixed self’? Should they examine and transform their personality? What of our personality remains after years of dedication to the spiritual path? Vajratara gives a personal and reflective talk using her experience of 25 years of Buddhist practice. This talk was given at an ordination training retreat based on Sangharakshita’s talk ‘Taste of Freedom’ and it assumes knowledge of...

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Bookings open for January - March 2021

Sun, 4 Oct, 2020 - 15:13

Bookings open for January - March 2021

Sun, 4 Oct, 2020 - 15:13

Due to the constantly changing circumstances, we are opening 2021 bookings 3 months in advance.  This allows us some flexibility as the Covid19 regulations change.  Until March we expect our retreats to be online, but keep checking the website.  If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that you never know what will happen next!

Book through our website.

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Last days of open led Going for Refuge and Prostration Practice

Wed, 23 Sep, 2020 - 13:47

Last days of open led Going for Refuge and Prostration Practice

Wed, 23 Sep, 2020 - 13:47

Since March we have been offering led online Going for Refuge and Prostration practice to all Order Members and those who are training for ordination. We are now moving into a different phase at Tiratanaloka with some longer online retreats and we won’t be able to offer the Prostration Practice to those outside of our retreat. Our last open led sessions will be Tuesday 29 September - Thursday 1 October. We are not offering it on Monday 28 September as...