Teachings and Practices

Why Not Consider a Retreat At: Taraloka, United Kingdom

We like to hear recommendations about readers’ favorite retreat centers, and insights into what people can expect there. This month’s recommendation is Taraloka, a women’s retreat centre in Shropshire, United Kingdom. “Give your bum a good, hard smack. It likes that.” Was not the advice I was expecting to hear on a loving-kindness retreat! But so […]

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The Accidental Buddhist: How Henry David Thoreau Can Make Us All Better Buddhists

By Charles Creekmore Quite early one morning in the fall of 2009, I experienced one of those life-changing events that show us how meditation can be the portal to untapped wisdom. I was perched before my little Buddhist altar, my legs wrapped around a kneeler and mind wrapped around my breathing, when a thought drifted […]

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