Taraloka News

In the footsteps of the Buddha

Stories are powerful - they speak to parts of ourselves that respond to symbols, patterns and truths about human life that are deeper and far beyond our rational existence. In April, we’re looking forward to a visit from Danayutta, who will be leading a retreat called In the Footsteps of the Buddha in which retreatants will inhabit stories of the Buddha's life. Here she is in conversation with Natalia about her practice, the retreat, and what it means to walk in the footsteps of the Buddha.

The shrines of Taraloka

Shakyamuni Buddha

In our first blog series, community member Natalia gets to know some of the shrines and rupas (figures) around Taraloka. Where did they come from? What are the stories of the women who gifted them, and what can they teach us about how to practice?