CANCELLED: Drawing Strength from the Songs of the Sisters: The Great Gathering 2020

Friday, May 22, 2020 to Monday, May 25, 2020
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We will be exploring the songs of the Enlightened female disciples of the Buddha, some of the oldest sacred verses in history. From courtesans to mothers, old women and young, these songs give testament to how the Dhamma life is lived in practice. All the struggle and joy of practice is here. We can draw strength and inspiration from that lineage of women who have walked the path that we follow.


A great gathering of Order Members and women who are training for ordination.

Led by Tiratanaloka, Taraloka and Buddhafield.


Suggested donation (in addition to the booking fee): £165 waged / £115 unwaged
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This retreat is now fully booked. To be added to the waiting list please select the waiting list option above.

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 2019 are (waged/unwaged)

  • Weekend retreats (£140/£95)
  • Long Weekend (3 nights) (£165/£115)
  • 4 night retreats (£190/£120)
  • 5 night retreats (£235/£145)
  • Week retreats: (£325/£205)
  • 9 night retreats (£380/£250)
  • 12 night retreats (£445/£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