Metta, Music and Movement: a retreat to nourish the heart - 2024

Sunday, October 13, 2024 to Friday, October 18, 2024
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A mid-week metta fiesta of meditation, music and movement.  Coming together in the landscape of Taraloka, meditating collectively and taking that connection out into the land, we will use our voices and bodies to turn towards whatever arises in ourselves or in the world, with love.

Love (metta) underpins the whole of Buddhist practice. Like a jewel it has many facets: patience, intimacy, interest and kindness.  All these facets are ways in which we come into relation with ourselves and others.  All are ways to live at peace in this fleeting, fragile world.  

This retreat will include opportunities to sing and chant collectively and practice Tai Chi and other movement meditations together. 

No previous experience or skill of singing and/or Tai Chi needed. 

There are no single rooms left for this retreat, if you'd like to be on the waiting list please email



Suggested donation (in addition to the booking fee): £285 waged / £195 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. 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 2024-25 are (waged/unwaged)

  • Weekend retreats (2024: £195 / 135  2025: £200 / £140)
  • 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.

For more information see what does it cost and a flow of generosity