Four Sanghas Weekend Retreat: The Heart Of Wisdom

Friday, July 31, 2020 to Sunday, August 2, 2020
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This retreat is ONLY for people who regularly attend Chester, West Wales, Llangollen and Shrewsbury Triratna Sanghas.  

Go deeper; transform your mind; make connections!  Spend a weekend meditating, turning our minds to Buddhist teachings in a beautiful environment, and building friendships with others who share our values.  

Buddhism, one way or another, is all about releasing our tight limiting grip, including our grasping to views and concepts, and opening into greater freedom.  The “Heart Sutra”, which we recite in the sevenfold puja, can sound mysterious and baffling, but in a sense its message simply helping us to release that grip, and learn to flow with life within a more spacious vision.

On this weekend retreat, we will begin exploring this profound text from the Perfection of Wisdom literature. With talks, discussion, meditation and ritual we can let its message begin to soften up our hard-edged grip on life, and maybe taste some of the freedom that it expresses.

This is an unusual event for Taraloka - it's open to all genders, and as a Sangha weekend, a lower rate of £40 non-refundable deposit is required to book a place.  After the deposit, this event is run on a donations basis like other Taraloka retreats.    

Suggested donation (in addition to the booking fee): £130 waged / £90 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. 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