The Great Gathering: Dancing with Pure Presence - 2022

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 to Sunday, June 5, 2022

Everyone on the Great Gathering has made a radical choice:  the choice of committing to live the Dharma more and more deeply - the choice of following a path of total transformation - the choice of living from a vision of freedom and altruism.  But how can we transform without mindfulness?  Vajradevi says: 'When we’re mindful and present to what’s happening – both ‘internally’ and ‘externally’ – our responses become steady, wise, and confident. Whatever we’re doing, whether we’re meditating, working, communicating, or singing, becomes a vehicle to ‘grow’ awareness. Mindfulness becomes panoramic and we live with immediacy and creativity.'  Bring your friends, your GfR group or your community, or come to make new friends.  Let's 'come together in large numbers', as the Buddha enjoined, to take uncontrived mindfulness through all experience.

The shrine space on this retreat will be a marquee.

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

Suggested donation (in addition to the booking fee): £250 waged / £170 unwaged
Booking Fee: 
£80.00

This retreat is nearly fully booked. Only 7 spaces 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 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