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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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Order Seminars May 2021

Tue, 9 Feb, 2021 - 15:21

Order Seminars May 2021

Tue, 9 Feb, 2021 - 15:21

What is joy in the garden of the Dharma?  It is the joy of guarding the bodhicitta, of ripening living beings.

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...

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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...

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Ordinations in a Time of Covid-19: Watch Upcoming Public Ordinations Online

From Triratna News on Tue, 22 Sep, 2020 - 15:42

Ordinations in a Time of Covid-19: Watch Upcoming Public Ordinations Online

From Triratna News on Tue, 22 Sep, 2020 - 15:42

The impact of the coronavirus has been felt on all aspects of our daily lives as well as the life of our sangha - severely curtailing the ability to hold in-person retreats, including ordination retreats. Ordination is a significant point in the lives of Dharma farers in our community: many of whom have been training for ordination for a number of years, in preparation for joining the Triratna Buddhist Order. The public ordination ceremony marks the deepening of their commitment...

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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...