Taraloka Buddhist Retreat Centre for Women

Postal Address
Taraloka Retreat Centre
Bettisfield
Whitchurch
SY13 2LD

Electronic Mail admin@taraloka.org.uk
Telephone
01948 710646
Year started
1985
Situation
rural
Number of over 18s
12
Ideological focus
Buddhist
Legal structure
Open in principle to new members
no
Charge visitors
yes
Work in Lieu
no

Taraloka is both a community and a Buddhist retreat centre for women, to which women come from all over the world to practise meditation and go deeper into the teachings of the Buddha. The centre has been running since 1985 and offers a beautiful environment in which to practise stillness and simplicity.

All of us living here are committed to Buddhist ideals and to creating the best possible facilities for women to come on retreat. For the purposes of our work, people have individual responsibilities for different work areas, for example cooking, maintenance or leading retreats. We all actively pursue the Buddhist way of life, following a daily programme of meditation, work and communal meals. We live simply and communally with a strong emphasis on ethical practice, aiming for more kindness, generosity, contentment, truthful speech and clarity of mind. Apart from our respective team meetings, we hold weekly community meetings and business meetings. We aim to be friendly and co-operative and decisions are arrived at through consensus. Taraloka is registered as a charity and all members receive the same basic support. We are all part of the Buddhist Movement the Triratna Buddhist Community and we don’t have a system for accommodating volunteers from outside of the movement to work here. We have a range of retreats, some for those who are completely new to meditation and Buddhism, and some for those who currently practice within our tradition. We also have an Open Day every two years.

For further information about our retreats please contact the office or see our website.

community does not share income
community does not require capital from members
community has broadband internet access
community generates some of its own electricity
community uses solar energy
community buildings not insulated to a high standard
community members use bicycles
community has organised system for car sharing
community is not accessible by public transport
community shares utilities
community has tool sharing system
community has organised systems for recycling
community does not have any kind of ecosewage system
community is not involved in land management
community does not grow vegetables
no communal animals
regular communal meals
community has policy which restricts smoking
community buildings at least partly wheelchair accessible
community is not involved in campaigning

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Taraloka Buddhist Retreat Centre for Women is currently looking for new members

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admin@taraloka.org.uk

Taraloka Buddhist Retreat Centre for Women is currently looking for volunteers

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