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Welcome to Tariki Trust ning site. This site is currently under construction. It always will be. So please join us and help us build an on line Tariki community.

Tariki is about Buddhism and conversations. It is about radical involvement and encounter with life, humanity and the natural environment. This site is a meeting point, a market place in which communication and exchanges take place for the benefit of all.

Tariki Trust offers a place for Buddhist practice and lifestyle. We are interested in living our Buddhism through conversation and debate, developing ways of working based on Buddhist psychology. We have members involved in many fields: community living, social engagement, arts, body and psychological therapies, environmentalism and land management. We offer training programmes in Other-Centred Approach, psychotherapy & Buddhist psychology, environmental therapy, and chaplaincy.

If you are not used to ning sites, they can seem a bit strange. This is an on-line community. To get started here are a few ideas:

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Tariki is a young child, a fast mountain stream of an adventure, a vibrant dance with the elements.    

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Ritual in Ecotherapy: online mini-workshop at online

September 24, 2020 from 2pm to 4pm
This mini-workshop will explore what ritual means and some examples of ritual. We will explore our own rituals, our cultural heritage and where we come from ourselves, including looking at any limitations to or lack of ritual that we perceive. This will lead on to exploring how ritual is a powerful tool within ecotherapy in a variety of ways, including grounding, confidence building, exploring personal challengers and in Earth-connection. Finally we will enact a ritual in the class so if…See More
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TRANSPERSONAL ECOTHERAPY at online

November 14, 2020 from 10am to 4pm
With Paul Maiteny.November 14th 10.00-4.00.In this workshop we will deepen understanding that we are members of the ecosystem, the one complex living system we actually know exists in the Universe. We will explore what it means, not merely to be ‘stewards’ of ‘the environment’, as if this is separate from us, but members of a bigger Body on which we depend for existence; and what this means for the evolution of Life, and for ourselves as persons and species with a role to play in this…See More
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"Hi Amy - welcome to Tariki. I hope you will join us for some of our online events. Do email us on courses@tarikitrust.org if you need more information or to book. There are a great group of people involved and though this site is not particularly…"
Sep 11
Amy Sullivan is now a member of Tariki Buddhist Therapists Forum
Sep 11
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Art Making and Ecotherapy: Online creative training day with Sam Lewis at online

November 21, 2020 from 10am to 7pm
November 21 10.00-4.00 We have already begun to prepare ourselves for the darkening days and colder months as we journey towards the end of the year and the shortest days. It is important to embrace the balance of light and dark, outside as well as within us and we can discover and understand so much more about ourselves by using the creative lifeforce that exists in us all.This workshop aims to encourage everyone to explore their own artistic mark making, using movement of free-flowing…See More
Sep 10
Matthew Ritson is now a member of Tariki Buddhist Therapists Forum
Sep 8
Lawrence Maskill is attending caroline brazier's event
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Ritual in Ecotherapy: online mini-workshop at online

September 24, 2020 from 2pm to 4pm
This mini-workshop will explore what ritual means and some examples of ritual. We will explore our own rituals, our cultural heritage and where we come from ourselves, including looking at any limitations to or lack of ritual that we perceive. This will lead on to exploring how ritual is a powerful tool within ecotherapy in a variety of ways, including grounding, confidence building, exploring personal challengers and in Earth-connection. Finally we will enact a ritual in the class so if…See More
Sep 7
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Ecotherapy from a Distance at online

September 17, 2020 from 2pm to 4pm
Ecotherapy from a DistanceSeptember 17th 2.0-4.00Seminar on ZoomEcotherapist Stephen McCabe will introduce the various ways in which he has dived into distant/online working when COVID-19 lockdown hit in 2020. He will discuss why he now thinks that this is a powerful way to work with clients at any time, lockdown or no lockdown.Throughout Spring and Summer this year, Stephen has been working via a variety of mediums including recorded videos, online forums, email, telephone, zoom and podcasts.…See More
Sep 7
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TRANSPERSONAL ECOTHERAPY at online

November 14, 2020 from 10am to 4pm
With Paul Maiteny.November 14th 10.00-4.00.In this workshop we will deepen understanding that we are members of the ecosystem, the one complex living system we actually know exists in the Universe. We will explore what it means, not merely to be ‘stewards’ of ‘the environment’, as if this is separate from us, but members of a bigger Body on which we depend for existence; and what this means for the evolution of Life, and for ourselves as persons and species with a role to play in this…See More
Sep 6
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TEN DIRECTIONS ECOTHERAPY TRAINING UNIT ONE at on line

September 14, 2020 to October 9, 2020
On Line Study: Embodied Contact & Sacred SpaceHow do we create a safe, supportive atmosphere for therapy to take place? In any therapeutic method the therapist and the environment in which the therapy takes place each play an essential part in ensuring that the client feels contained and safe enough to address their issues. When working out of doors, creating the therapeutic container can seem more difficult since the space is more open, and may be unpredictable, interrupted by unforeseen…See More
Sep 6
Lawrence Maskill is now a member of Tariki Buddhist Therapists Forum
Sep 5
caroline brazier posted an event
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TRANSPERSONAL ECOTHERAPY at online

November 14, 2020 from 10am to 4pm
With Paul Maiteny.November 14th 10.00-4.00.In this workshop we will deepen understanding that we are members of the ecosystem, the one complex living system we actually know exists in the Universe. We will explore what it means, not merely to be ‘stewards’ of ‘the environment’, as if this is separate from us, but members of a bigger Body on which we depend for existence; and what this means for the evolution of Life, and for ourselves as persons and species with a role to play in this…See More
Sep 4
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Lunar Ecotherapy with Charlotte Venkatraman at online

October 29, 2020 from 2pm to 4pm
Lunar Ecotherapy with Charlotte VenkatramanOctober 29th 2.00-4.00 ‘The moon is as ancientAs time itselfAnd still no older than a month.’ Whilst most of us are squeezed day to day into linear time for work, family or other demands, the timing of nature is cyclical. Early concepts of time were agricultural and seasonal; our ancestors watched buds spring up, grow to maturity, fade and die back into the earth, only to reappear again in spring. The sun came up in the morning, over our heads and…See More
Aug 27
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Lunar Ecotherapy with Charlotte Venkatraman at online

October 29, 2020 from 2pm to 4pm
Lunar Ecotherapy with Charlotte VenkatramanOctober 29th 2.00-4.00 ‘The moon is as ancientAs time itselfAnd still no older than a month.’ Whilst most of us are squeezed day to day into linear time for work, family or other demands, the timing of nature is cyclical. Early concepts of time were agricultural and seasonal; our ancestors watched buds spring up, grow to maturity, fade and die back into the earth, only to reappear again in spring. The sun came up in the morning, over our heads and…See More
Aug 20
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TEN DIRECTIONS ECOTHERAPY TRAINING UNIT ONE at on line

September 14, 2020 to October 9, 2020
On Line Study: Embodied Contact & Sacred SpaceHow do we create a safe, supportive atmosphere for therapy to take place? In any therapeutic method the therapist and the environment in which the therapy takes place each play an essential part in ensuring that the client feels contained and safe enough to address their issues. When working out of doors, creating the therapeutic container can seem more difficult since the space is more open, and may be unpredictable, interrupted by unforeseen…See More
Aug 20
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Global Ecotherapy at online

November 12, 2020 from 2pm to 4pm
Global EcotherapyNovember 12 2.00-4.00pmZoom Seminar.Ecotherapy starts from the premise that the human world is not a separate space, but that we humans are connected to and indeed dependent on a much wider ecological web of life. That the human species has radically shaped and changed that web of life to the point of global ecological and social crises is not in doubt. This seminar will take some time to think and feel through the global ecological, political, economic, cultural and…See More
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Global Ecotherapy at online

November 12, 2020 from 2pm to 4pm
Global EcotherapyNovember 12 2.00-4.00pmZoom Seminar.Ecotherapy starts from the premise that the human world is not a separate space, but that we humans are connected to and indeed dependent on a much wider ecological web of life. That the human species has radically shaped and changed that web of life to the point of global ecological and social crises is not in doubt. This seminar will take some time to think and feel through the global ecological, political, economic, cultural and…See More
Aug 19
Sarah Leach updated their profile
Aug 17
Sarah Leach is now a member of Tariki Buddhist Therapists Forum
Aug 17
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Ritual in Ecotherapy: online mini-workshop at online

September 24, 2020 from 2pm to 4pm
This mini-workshop will explore what ritual means and some examples of ritual. We will explore our own rituals, our cultural heritage and where we come from ourselves, including looking at any limitations to or lack of ritual that we perceive. This will lead on to exploring how ritual is a powerful tool within ecotherapy in a variety of ways, including grounding, confidence building, exploring personal challengers and in Earth-connection. Finally we will enact a ritual in the class so if…See More
Aug 16

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New Translations of the Pali Canon

I thought you might like to know about recent translations into English of some of the books of the Pali Canon, by Bhikkhu Sujato. Whilst you have to buy other translations, these are available for free and can be downloaded here as pdfs:…Continue

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Co-parenting: looking for volunteers

Had an enquiry looking for people involkved in co-parenting. Any takers?Dear Sir / Madam,I was hoping this might be of interest to your community. I am casting for a BBC2 Documentary about co-parenting, which is two people in a platonic relationship…Continue

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PUT PSYCHOTHERAPY ON THE AGENGA - Urgent appeal for signatures

Dear friends and colleagues, The Alliance for Counselling and Psychotherapy has organised a press Open Letter on the mental health and emotional well-being impacts of the Coalition government's austerity policies, which will be published in a…Continue

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COMMUNITY RESIDENCE

The Tariki Community is currently looking for new short and long term members. Initial stay 3 months ideal for a writing retreat, life…Continue

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Tariki Ning is a meeting place for discussion, news and sharing. Please feel free to participate,  get to know other members and communicate directly with them, post ideas and information about what you are doing, join in the groups and create your even (provided, of course, they are relevant). Send us a message today!

We are an open network and welcome anyone with a genuine interest. You will find people here who have taken part in Tariki activities and others who are new to the network. We hope you will get more involved throuh your contact with us and come and visit us as well as being part of our on-line community.

In taking part on this site please respect others. This is a place for information and we want to hear about what you are doing but it is not a place for spam or soliciting money or other favours from people. If you get any unwanted messages of this kind please let us know immediately.  

mailing list update

We're currently updating our mailing lists at Tariki and, as part of this, want to make sure that we're sending you details of events that you might be interested in.

We offer a range of activities at the Buddhist House and you can choose which ones you receive emails about by filling in the form in the link below:

http://eepurl.com/LDVHz

We'll still be sending out the more general information emails to everyone. We hope that you're happy to remain on our mailing list but, if not, please let us know and we'll take you off it.
 

Tariki Trust is a community of people who believe that Buddhism is something which we live, not simply a practice to be done in limited time slots during a busy day.

Buddhism is the spirit which flows in our bones and the beautiful vibrancy of the world we encounter. It is the possibility for awakening to the wonder of the ordinary and to cease searching the ends of the earth for jewels which are already in our posession.

Tariki Trust is a community of people who are interested in learning, ideas, creativity and social responsibility. We believe in practising through concern for others and engagement with life in all its forms.

 
 
 

Contact Us

Tariki Trust
The Buddhist House
12 Coventry Rd
Narborough
LE 19 2GR

www.tarikitrust.org
www.buddhistpsychology.info

courses@tarikitrust.org

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TARIKI TRUST IS A REGISTERED CHARITY

If you would like to help support our work, you can do so by donating through paypal or by sending us your donation directly. We really appreciate your support.

Besides offering training and retreats, Tariki Trust is involved in chaplaincy, environmental action and community support. No one in Tariki is salaried and all work including teaching is voluntary or offered at rates which are well below the professional norms.

OBITUARY- PERRY ISODORE IGOE

Friends, family and loved ones: greetings, and thank you for joining us for this celebration of the life of Perry Isadore Igoe.

Though we gather here today, bound by sorrow and loss, we share a precious gift. We were all privileged to live a life that has been touched by Perry. He possessed a number of extraordinary gifts, which he shared with us freely. None of these gifts, however, are more remarkable than his capacity for love in its purest, most sincere, and honest form. Love for his adored wife, his beloved daughters, his precious friends, and for nature that surrounds us all, especially the life breathed into us by the trees.

Perry was born August 1st 1963 and was very premature so spent the first six weeks of his life in an incubator where he captured the hearts of the nurses and midwives with his cuteness. The trademark infectious Perry smile is well known by all his friends and family so without a doubt, even as a baby he could melt hearts.

Growing up, he went to school in Braintree in Essex, where he lived with his mum Carol, his younger sister Tracey, and older brother Wayne.

Perry was severely dyslexic, so, as a young man, in a very lean job market, he looked for a practical career. He joined the RAF at 16 and served with them for 17 years in Biggin Hill, Brize Norton, Germany, and the Falkland islands. Perry was a peace loving soul and had no desire to ever take up arms, harm, or kill anyone. Since however there had been no wars for a long time, it felt like a fairly safe career for a fit young man. It suited Perry who loved to be part of a team.

When he was 23, Perry managed to search for and finally find his father, Isadore Griffin, who was Black American, which led to several visits to his father in the USA.  Sadly his father also died at an early age a few years later. But Perry has continued to keep regularly in touch with the American side of his family – he was always telling Liz that one day soon they would go to visit, what he jokingly called, - ‘the dark side’!

Perry then worked in logistics and stores for the RAF and was promoted to corporal but, as the Cold War ended, promotions in the RAF were increasingly hard to come by. So after 17 years Perry took voluntary redundancy, left the RAF and went to work for Motorola in Swindon. He bought a house with his then wife, Carrie, and lived in it with his two daughters Sian & Kylie and rather a lot of strange pets. 

Perry was a great believer in investing in property and at one point when he found his work hours cut down, he took on two other jobs and bought a house in Avebury, which he rented out for a while. He later moved to Avebury with his wife Antoinette and ran a B&B there. 

Avebury was a spiritual home for Perry – he loved the standing stones and he enjoyed the succession of eccentric, visiting tourists interested in the stone circles as well as the many crop circles that pop up in Wiltshire fields in the spring and summer months. Whilst Perry was there he was a member of a Wiccan coven and later a shamanistic group.

In 2007 Perry decided to train as a counsellor with the Buddhist Organisation, the Amida Trust – now re-named - the Tariki Trust. This was where he met Liz and they became good friends.  In 2009 they both qualified as counsellors. In his usual ‘speedy’ fashion Perry had completed the course in record time – under 2 years. He went on to work for an organisation which helped educate young people with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Perry worked as a counsellor for several years before he finally fulfilled a life-long dream of buying a property ‘somewhere warm’.

In 2013 Perry moved again, lock stock and barrel, to the Serra De Estrella Mountains in Portugal where he quickly made a lot of friends among the ex-pats from the UK and Europe, all busy restoring old buildings and farming the land.

Perry and Liz met again accidentally in 2014 at the Buddhist House. They fell in love during a marathon 17.5 hour dinner and talked through the night and most of the following day. Since then Perry and Liz have been busy restoring their house in Portugal, affectionately named ‘The Ranch’ and have gone from having baths by candlelight in the goat shed, to a beautiful home with 3 bathrooms. Perry was never happier than when he was walking around the land working out watering systems and making sure the 150 trees he’d planted were growing well. Indicative of his altruistic personality and philosophy of sustainability, all the trees he planted at ‘The Ranch’ have been selected to provide for the next generations. A fan of tree nursing myself, I would often ask him about his trees and we would share videos and ideas for them. On a specific topic of his latest project, the Pecan trees, he mentioned how the earliest the small, 1-inch saplings would grow to bear fruit in 10 years, and it might be a good 20 before they reach maturity. “Perry,” I said, “that's ...a really long time.” To which he replied: “They aren't for me.”

And this is the type of person Perry was - always thinking of others first. Planning for the long term, working for a sustainable world, a world that works with nature, not against it. To paraphrase an ancient Greek proverb, “a wise man plants trees in whose shade he knows he will never sit.”

Perry had a great love of nature and the natural world, which he attributed to his Native American ancestors. His great love was trees, which he believed really spoke to him. So Perry returned to the Buddhist house to train in eco-therapy and shortly thereafter Perry and Liz started running eco-therapy and tree planting holidays in Portugal. Alongside his projects in Portugal, Perry joined several local eco-projects in Bristol.

On the 10th of July 2016, Perry and Liz married at Tortworth Court in Gloucestershire in a beautiful hand-fasting ceremony with over a 100 family and friends. Neither of them stopped smiling and laughing all day long, and Perry tore up the dance floor in what seemed like a union of John Travolta and Patrick Swayze. Since then they have spent six months of every year at the Ranch in Portugal and have welcomed many family and friends as visitors there.

Perry loved life – he just loved being here on this earth. Many people on this Earth believe in a higher power or greater purpose. Perry was content being himself, in this world, right now, enjoying the greatest and the smallest life has to offer. A true “Zen master”, as I like to describe him to my friends.

Perry was the most gentle and kindest of men – a true gentleman. Perry never had a bad word to say about anyone – not a criticism or judgement ever passed his lips. He didn’t swear, he didn’t argue, and he also didn’t drink alcohol, smoke, or even take tea or coffee. That is one reason why his death has been such a shock for all of us. Perry’s life was about love, acceptance, and working with others as part of a team, and he lived that out with every breath he took.

We have been lucky to know Perry in this life, we regret his passing on so soon, and so young, but his spirit and his legacy will remain among us – youthful, lively, fun, and full of love, and that oh-so-special smile.  We honour him.   

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One-day HUMANISTIC PSYCHOLOGY Conference Expanding a Humanistic Vision for a 21st Century Psychogy

One-day HUMANISTIC PSYCHOLOGY Conference

Expanding a Humanistic Vision for a 21st Century Psychology

Saturday 7th October 2017

Resources for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA, 9am-5pm

Cost: £60 - includes lunch, refreshments and live music from

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Posted by caroline brazier on August 29, 2017 at 18:30

TARIKI ECOTHERAPY UPDATE

This is a newsletter for all those who have been involved with our Ten Directions ecotherapy training, including past and current students and people who are considering joining the programme in 2017. Within Tariki we have a growing community of people who share an interest in taking therapeutic work outdoors and we want to keep you in touch with us and with one…

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Posted by caroline brazier on March 24, 2017 at 20:32

Grounded in Faith: Psychotherapy and Pureland - paper presented at European Shin Conference 2012

Grounded in Faith: Psychotherapy and Pureland

Since the time of the Buddha people have looked to Buddhism as a source of salvation from their unhappiness and confusion. In the modern age, psychotherapy has become a route which many people choose to help them face and move beyond their personal suffering. Not surprisingly many Western therapists tend to gravitate towards Buddhist ideas and, conversely, Buddhists are often interested in exploring how their faith…

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Posted by caroline brazier on September 4, 2012 at 14:35

Running Tide Article

I wrote this article for Running Tide back in January but it didnt get published and as Running Tide has only just come out, things had obviously moved on. I'm putting it up here because it seems like a pity to waste a good article - or even a mediocre one!

 

Going Back to Go Forward: The Birth of Tariki Trust

How often do you wish you could go…

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Posted by caroline brazier on March 13, 2012 at 22:49 — 4 Comments

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