ONLINE EVENT: Uncontrived Mindfulness: turn your life into a retreat (for Order Members and Women training for Ordination)

Saturday, June 27, 2020 to Friday, July 3, 2020
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A Taraloka on-line meditation retreat led by Vajradevi for Dharmacharinis and women training for ordination.

Retreat starts 10:30am Saturday 27th June and ends 9pm Friday 3rd July.

What is the relationship between mindfulness and wisdom? How can a seemingly simple practice of on-going awareness help us to know the nature of reality? On this retreat we will be using the Buddha's words in the Satipatthana Sutta to practice with this profound yet accessible teaching. Through periods of formal and informal meditation, we will cultivate awareness that is both receptive and reflexive. With continuity of practice the quality of our minds is transformed and a deeper understanding of the way things are is naturally revealed.  

(You can read Vajradevi's meditation blog at


10.30-12.30 teaching, led meditation and interactive sessions

4.30- 6pm groups and meditation (Sat, Tues and Fri)

5-6pm meditation (Sun, Mon, Weds, Thurs)

8-9pm meditation or puja 

This event is free of charge, but Taraloka currently has no other source of income so please help us to survive - suggested dana £50-£150.
Book using our standard booking form for residential retreats(you can ignore the sections on room requirements and diet!)  Please also ignore the confirmation, we will send out a separate confirmation with details of the online event.

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Suggested donation (in addition to the booking fee): £150 waged / £50 unwaged
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This event is no longer open for bookings

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 2019 are (waged/unwaged)

  • Weekend retreats (£140/£95)
  • Long Weekend (3 nights) (£165/£115)
  • 4 night retreats (£190/£120)
  • 5 night retreats (£235/£145)
  • Week retreats: (£325/£205)
  • 9 night retreats (£380/£250)
  • 12 night retreats (£445/£305)

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