Stories of Wisdom, Stories of Life: October 2021

Friday, October 22, 2021 to Friday, October 29, 2021
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The Brave Little Robin

Stories call to us and reveal the universal wisdom of human experience. On this retreat, alongside Buddhist practice, we will use ancient myths and stories to help us connect with, and explore, our own lives and history. These stories will be brought to life through storytelling and puppetry.

We will have as our story a re-visioning of a Jataka tale set in a forest. “The Brave Little Robin”.   On a first hearing this story appears to be deceptively simple.  Yet I believe there are many layers to it and it feels to be very relevant to the situation we currently find ourselves in. As the Jataka story itself presents, we will explore how we are when we’re faced with our fear and look to find ways to resource ourselves. We will immerse ourselves in its imagery, exploring our responses through led somatic meditations and presentations. There will be times to be creative, times to share with each other, as well as an evening ritual each day.

*Please read and ensure you are able to comply with Taraloka's COVID 19 precautions including around travel BEFORE booking your retreat. *

Suggested donation (in addition to the booking fee): £360 waged / £245 unwaged
Booking Fee: 
£80.00

This retreat is now fully booked. To be added to the waiting list please select the waiting list option above.

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 2021 are (waged/unwaged)

  • Weekend retreats (£195 / 135)
  • Long Weekend (3 nights) (£220 / 155)
  • 4 night retreats (£250 / 170)
  • 5 night retreats (£280 / 190)
  • Week retreats: (£360 / 245)
  • 9 night retreats (£405 / 285)
  • 12 night retreats (£460 / 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