VAP’s work in the UK > Current projects > Taraloka Women’s Buddhist Community

VAP workcamps at Taraloka involve maintenance and decorating work and learning to cook tasty and nutritious vegan meals for the group. There is often gardening and landscaping work as well as the chance to learn about Buddhism and living as a community.

Started in 1985, Taraloka is a Women’s Buddhist Community and Retreat Centre of the Triratna Buddhist Community set on the Welsh-Shropshire border. It was a run-down farm that has been gradually renovated, rebuilt and adapted over the years with the help of many different women with many different skills.

Thirty years on and the aim of Taraloka is the same: women go there and explore what meditation can bring into their life; learn something about the relevance of Buddhist teaching to contemporary life; and experience themselves in a different setting from usual.

VAP workcamps at Taraloka involve maintenance and decorating work and learning to cook tasty and nutritious vegan meals for the group. There is often gardening and landscaping work as well as the chance to learn about Buddhism and living as a community.

member of:
Volunteer Action for Peace, member of the Co-ordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service Volunteer Action for Peace, member of the Volunteer International Network Exchange UK
with the support of:
Volunteer Action for Peace, member of the European «Youth in Action» Programme

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« The most beautiful thing about volunteering obviously is the people you meet… the helpfulness the understanding…there is always someone who puts a plate of food in front of you if you say you are not hungry and not in the mood, or gives you a pep talk or simply a hug. »

Karolin T. from London

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