Hello. As you'll be aware, it's not currently possible for us to hold retreats here at Tiratanaloka due to the covid-19 pandemic.
The team here send our best wishes to everyone, hope you are staying safe and well and that you're managing to stay connected to the sangha in whatever ways possible. There are many online resources to keep you in touch, including here https://thebuddhistcentre.com/stories/toolkit/.
We have taken the decision to cancel further retreats at Tiratanaloka until the end of 2020. If you are booked on one of these retreats, we will have contacted you and offered you a place on an online event instead. If you have been booked on one of these retreats and haven't heard from us please contact the office by email or phone. If there are spaces left on these retreats, we'll open them up for bookings on the website.
It may be that in 2021 we can open our doors to a small number of people who can study here alongside others who are studying online - if that is the case we will let you know if you are booked on the retreat.
We'll also be leading the Going and Prostration Practice of the Buddha Shakyamuni online on the following dates and anyone who has asked for ordination is welcome to join.
28 Sept - 01 October. Details on how to register for this can be found here.
For 2021, we will be releasing our programme of events in 3 month chunks on the following dates:
For January - March 2021 we will publish our retreat programme online on 2nd October 2020
For April - June 2021 we will publish our retreats programme online on 2nd January 2021
For July - September 2021 we will publish our retreats programme online on 2nd April 2021
For October - December 2021 we will publish our retreats programme online on 2nd July 2021
We'll ask you to book no more than one retreat (not including weekends) in any 3-month period in order to ensure that everyone has a chance of being on retreat with us.
As I'm sure you can imagine, these are anxious times for retreat centres as all of our income comes from running retreats and it's hard to know when we will be able to do this again. We're very grateful for all your generosity in enabling us to meet our running costs this year. If we are unable to open for large numbers in 2021, then our expenses will definitely exceed our income and we will have to run on our reserves. If you feel you could support us by making a donation, you can do so here.
With thanks and metta,
Last updated: Friday 18th September 2020