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Window Upgrade work

Dear friends, I’m pleased to announce that at the end of July we had all the windows replaced in dorms, A, B, C, E and F for double glazed ones. They do look very nice and have been matched to … Continue reading

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2015 Programme Update!

Dear friends, After a great deal of frenzied activity, we have manged to plan, organize, design and have published our 2015 Programme and calendar! And all before the end of July! This has been a terrific team undertaking. All that’s … Continue reading

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New! Safety Handrails on all our steps!

For all of you who are familiar with retreats here in the wetter or colder months, which to be honest can be pretty often. You’ll be pleased to know that we have just had installed quite robust but pleasing handrails … Continue reading

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Balajit moves to pastures new

After eight years as a member of the Vajraloka team and community, Balajit has recently moved on to Birmingham. Balajit originally came here as quite a recently ordained Order member. Over the years he’s contributed a huge amount to Vajraloka, … Continue reading

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In the loop

We now have a sound loop system in the shrineroom, for the hard of hearing. Our shrineroom is generally a very quiet and still place most of the time. Though when a retreat leader is doing a presentation or leading … Continue reading

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Paving over paradise?

Our small parking area has been coming under increasing pressure as more and more people come to Vajraloka by car. To compound this the area had been getting very muddy and churned up during wet periods – meaning it was … Continue reading

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Victory In Retreat Poem

Time at Vajraloka can bring all sorts of fruits. People often leave the Alwen valley inspired to try new things, let go of old things and step onto new ground. As a example, Tim Harris kindly shares below some words … Continue reading

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Our Visiting Trustee’s

Even people who may have been coming on retreat here regularly for many years may not be aware of our external trustee’s who work behind the scenes to help Vajraloka do what it does. For several years now our external … Continue reading

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Vajraloka Team event at Padmaloka

The Vajraloka teaching team have recently returned from leading a weekend event at the Padmaloka Retreat Centre in Norfolk. The weekend had a broad theme of Meditating with Confidence and was specifically for men who are training for ordination into … Continue reading

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Weekend in Dublin

Balajit and Bodhananda have recently returned from a weekend of Vajraloka outreach work with the Dublin sangha. They gave two talks on the Friday evening. Bodhananda shared what inspires him to practice, drawing on various episodes from his time teaching … Continue reading

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