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Thinking of Asking for Ordination? Undertaking the quest together

Sat, 27 Jun, 2020 - 08:55

Thinking of Asking for Ordination? Undertaking the quest together

Sat, 27 Jun, 2020 - 08:55

This is part of an online event for people thinking of asking for ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order.

What are our next steps in this potent time, where the unconscious becomes conscious and we question where we are headed individually and collectively? What part does the Tiratana Buddhist Order play in a new post-lockdown world? Why have an Order at all? How can committing to the Order help us to deepen our Dharma practice and help the world? Vajratara explores all...

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Update and Request from Tiratanaloka

Sat, 16 May, 2020 - 11:54

Update and Request from Tiratanaloka

Sat, 16 May, 2020 - 11:54

At present we are not able to run our residential retreats, but we have been providing online study weeks, Prostration Practice in the afternoons, as well as continuing personal communication with people.

We are doing all of this on a dana basis, at the same as loosing much of our regular income from retreat payments. We still have our overheads to cover and a full team to support.

What we ask from you is to make a donation to support us. We...

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Thinking of asking for ordination?

Thu, 7 May, 2020 - 15:41

Thinking of asking for ordination?

Thu, 7 May, 2020 - 15:41

The response of many people during the Coronavirus pandemic has been to want to help very practically by supporting the NHS, our friends and neighbours, and to want to deepen our Dharma practice, enabling us to better emotionally respond to the difficulties that arise. Some of us are thinking about the future, to how the pandemic will effect long term societal change. What part does the Tiratana Buddhist Order play in this? Why have an Order at all? How...

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Life in the Lockdown: study weeks and Prostration Practice on zoom

Tue, 14 Apr, 2020 - 17:48

Life in the Lockdown: study weeks and Prostration Practice on zoom

Tue, 14 Apr, 2020 - 17:48

You may be wondering what we are doing at Tiratanaloka during the lockdown. Given the current situation with Covid-19, we’re unable to run our normal retreat program here. However, we have been exploring the idea of running online study weeks and have recently completed our first one, which went very well. We’re now pleased to be offering a series of 3 further study weeks running on alternate weeks and starting from the 20th April.  More may be added, we’ll see how...

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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.

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