Taraloka offers a unique context for women to live a full-time Dharma life, for being of service to others and for personal and collective transformation.
In addition to practising Buddhism and Meditation, Kamalagita is a parent and has spent many years as teacher. In this interview, she speaks about her book The Mindful Teacher's Handbook, and about her experience from her life as a practitioner, teacher and trainer. She offers practical solutions for how people with relentlessly busy lives can find moments of peace and deep resourcing.
Thirteen women braved driving rain-showers, high winds and steep places to do three pujas and climb the second highest mountain in Wales – and they raised £4,557 for ‘Tiratanaloka Unlimited’! Thanks to everyone who took part, and everyone who gave money! Here are some comments from those on the event.
‘Exhausting, fulfilling, really satisfying – I loved doing pujas outside! It was so beautiful!’ – Alice (London)
This is the seventh in a series of stories behind the shrines around Taraloka, and the women whose generosity, care and love have made Tara's realm what it is.
And shall I ask at the day's end once more
What beauty is, and what I can have meant
By happiness? I cannot bite the day to the core.
The Dakini - pure openness, naked energy, red love, sensitive freedom, an ungraspable dance in the fires of transformation. On a retreat from 15th - 22nd July we will explore how this Tantric symbol of awakening can bring us into intimate connection with our body-heart-mind in meditation and ritual, living ever more authentically in the flow of life.
Mahamani, who is part of the retreat team at Taraloka, writes:
"I’ve been reflecting a lot lately the wrong views I hold about myself which both constrain and limit me as well as define how I relate to other people. If I am not sufficiently aware of them, they can really catch me out.