Taraloka News

"I knew something needed to change." 

Taraloka at sunset

Ren Young started meditating five years ago, and came on retreat for the first time in 2020.  Here's their story.

Q:  Why did you get interested in meditation in the first place?

Ren:   "Well, I’d just had a massive change in my life.  For twenty-seven years I’d been married and raising a family, but then my marriage broke down – irreparably -  and my kids had grown up.  So I became a person who was kind of lost.  I didn’t know who I was any more – I didn’t know what my job was or who I was in the world. 

"Mindfulness sounds all well and good, but my life is just so hectic. What can I do?"

In addition to practising Buddhism and Meditation, Kamalagita is a parent and has spent many years as teacher. In this interview, she speaks about her book The Mindful Teacher's Handbook, and about her experience from her life as a practitioner, teacher and trainer. She offers practical solutions for how people with relentlessly busy lives can find moments of peace and deep resourcing.

Pujas with Altitude raises £4,557 for 'Tiratanaloka Unlimited'

finish photo pujas with altitude

Thirteen women braved driving rain-showers, high winds and steep places to do three pujas and climb the second highest mountain in Wales – and they raised £4,557 for ‘Tiratanaloka Unlimited’!     Thanks to everyone who took part, and everyone who gave money!    Here are some comments from those on the event.


‘Exhausting, fulfilling, really satisfying – I loved doing pujas outside!  It was so beautiful!’ – Alice (London)