The Way to the Beyond: AOWE Residential

Thursday, June 3, 2021 to Sunday, June 6, 2021
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‘I will sing you the praises of the Way to the Beyond…’

What can we trust? What do we rely on?  Where is our heart-connection with the Dharma?  And when do we rely on the Buddha, and when on our own capacity to know and see?  Sixteen brahmins go to see the Buddha, and ask heartfelt questions that resonate with passion, intensity and an existential need to know.  And the Buddha’s responds with poetic clarity as he tries to express the inexpressible. 

Such an amazing, passionate and beautiful text – come and explore themes from the ‘Way to the Beyond’ chapter of the Sutta Nipata.  With presentations, personal talks, discussion groups, workshops, puja and meditation.

We hope to offer this event as a hybrid, both online and socially-distanced residential at Taraloka.  This event is for IN-PERSON residential bookings.    The main meditation space will be a marquee, and both indoor and camping spaces are available.

*Please read and ensure you are able to comply with Taraloka's COVID 19 policies including around travel BEFORE booking your retreat.  This retreat is able to run with full social distancing in place if needed.  If you are unable to attend this retreat due to Government Covid 19 laws we will offer a full refund.* 



Suggested donation (in addition to the booking fee): £150 waged / £60.00 unwaged
Booking Fee: 

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 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