True Entrusting: Shinran, the Buddha and Bhante 2024

Wednesday, November 13, 2024 to Friday, November 22, 2024
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‘The awakening of faith in Shin Buddhism is a moment of pure egolessness…. Faith of this kind is not faith in the current sense of the term, but the emotional counterpart of wisdom.’

 - Sangharakshita, A Survey of Buddhism

Can faith be a complete path to Awakening?  What happens in our heart-minds when we take devotion as the main orientation of our practice-lives?  With meditative mornings, study afternoons and devotional evenings, we’ll explore what Shinran, the Buddha and Bhante have to say to us around receptivity and devotion, failure and forgiveness, surrender and entrusting.

Suitable for Order Members and experienced mitras training for ordination who have completed 'The Mythic Context', 'Bodhisattva Path' and 'Transcendental Principle' retreats at Tiratanaloka.  This retreat is NOT a 'Going for Refuge' retreat, in the sense that it falls outside of formal Ordination training.



Suggested donation (in addition to the booking fee): £410 waged / £290 unwaged
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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. As far as possible, we don't want anyone's financial situation to stop them from coming to Taraloka.  

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 person 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 2023-24 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)

Our suggested donations (in addition to the booking fee) for 2024-25 are (waged/unwaged)

  • Weekend retreats (£195 / 135)
  • Long Weekend (3 nights) (£225 / 160)
  • 4 night retreats (£255 / 175)
  • 5 night retreats (£285 / 195)
  • Week retreats: (£365 / 250)
  • 9 night retreats (£410 / 290)
  • 12 night retreats (£465/ 310)

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.

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