Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas/New Year retreat

Christmas retreat at Tiratanaloka


20th December 2010 to 2nd January 2011

This two week retreat will take us from the solstice to the new year, and offers a chance to reflect and to deepen our understanding of this precious Order.

From the archetypal symbol of the Order – Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of compassion, to the nitty gritty of spiritual friendship, we will explore what it means to be part of the Triratna Buddhist Order, why we need to join a group to support our practice of Buddhism, and looking at the significance of the private and public ordinations.

A place to share your dreams and develop your personal path with your ‘friends in the good life’, in the beautiful surroundings of the Brecon Beacons.

Ratnadharini, Maitreyi, Kalyanasri, Sridevi, and Vajrasakhi will be on the team for this retreat.

Cost: waged £475, low-waged £415, unwaged £350. Please book by sending a non-refundable deposit of £50 to Retreat Bookings, Tiratanaloka, Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7YS

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Is the start of a new year when you make resolutions to change the way you live your life, to put better conditions into place to support your practice?

What better way to begin a new year than to come on an Ethics to Insight retreat at Tiratanaloka, in such beautiful surroundings and with like-minded women, and explore how to radically change our lives and move towards more positivity and openness.

Bhante states that without the Ten Precepts the Dharma could not exist. Based on Sangharakshita’s “Ten Pillars of Buddhism”, we will be studying the subtleties of Buddhist ethics and how the practice of confession can open us to a world of sensitivity and beauty. Come and find out why Bhante says 'how profound is the significance, and how far-reaching the implications - both theoretical and practical - of each apparently simple precept.'

15th – 29th January 2011 (H111). Cost: waged £475 / low-waged £415 / unwaged £350

To book please send a non-refundable deposit of £50, payable to FWBO Sarana to Retreat Bookings, Tiratanaloka, Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon, Powys LD3 7YS.


Deepening our mediation practice is also a very important part of our practice. Bhante has given his support to the one month long total immersion retreat as there isn't another meditation retreat of this length for people in the ordination training process. Please remember to book through Buddhafield for this retreat, not through Tiratanaloka.

Total Immersion; Following the Buddha

a month long meditation retreat,

hosted by Buddhafield.

with Dhiramati and Paramananda

(and a woman teacher to be confirmed)

This is a rare opportunity to participate in a month long retreat in the ideal conditions for meditation. The retreat, supported by an experienced and committed Buddhafield team, offers the chance to practice in a manner close to that of the Buddha’s historical followers, with simplicity and close to nature.

The retreat will focus on the core meditations of the Triratna community along with space to pursue any personal practices.

In addition there will be yoga and ritual practices to support our meditation.

The retreat is suitable for those who wish to participate in a silent meditation retreat with a good deal of sitting. Our vision is to bring together 40 serious meditators who want to create a sense of community which will support us all to experience the transformative benefits of ethical and meditative practice.

book by contacting Buddhafield web page ( the retreat is on a dana basis.