Metta: A Kindly Abiding

Friday, May 25, 2018 to Monday, May 28, 2018
Retreat Team: 
Viryanaya
Suddhacandika
Retreat Type: 

'Metta is the synthesis of reason and emotion, right view and skilful action; unobstructed spiritual vision and the bliss of a warm and expansive heart.' (Sangharakshita)

Love (metta) underpins the whole of Buddhist practice. Like a jewel it has many facets: patience, intimacy, interest and kindness. All of these facets are ways in which we come into relationship with ourselves and others. All are ways to live at peace in this fleeting and fragile world.  Whether you are new to the practice of metta, or wanting to go deeper, come and join us for this long weekend retreat exploring how to work with our hearts and allow them to open into universal loving-kindness. The retreat will include meditation, ritual, chanting and some silence. There will also be space for walks, reflection and time in nature.

Suggested donation (in addition to the booking fee): £165 waged / £105 unwaged
Booking Fee: 
£50.00

This retreat is nearly fully booked. Only -3 space left.

Paying for your retreat

Taraloka runs on generosity.

To book a retreat you pay a booking fee.  This is the only charge made for coming on retreat. We want Taraloka retreats to be available to any woman, whatever her financial situation.

At the end of your retreat, you have the opportunity to give money towards Taraloka.  If you are able to donate, you are giving to another woman who otherwise could not afford to come on retreat.  And you are helping to give the gift of Taraloka to the women of the future.

Suggested donations

Our suggested donations (in addition to the booking fee) for 2018 are (waged/unwaged)

  • Weekend retreats (£140/£85)
  • Long Weekend (3 nights) (£165/£105)
  • 4 night retreats (£180/£110)
  • 5 night retreats (£225/£135)
  • Week retreats: (£315/£195)
  • 9 night retreats (£380/£250)
  • 12 night retreats (£445/£295)

There will be an opportunity to make your donation at the end of the retreat.  Donations can be made by credit/debit card, cheque or cash.

Those who cannot afford our suggested donations are free to contribute what they can. 

Running on generosity is radical – thank you for being part of that.

For more information see what does it cost and a flow of generosity