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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.

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WALK AND TALK THERAPY with Caroline Brazier at online

January 30, 2021 from 10am to 4pm
Following on from our seminar Working One to One in Nature which we ran in November, this day workshop will give an opportunity to look at skills and practice of walk and talk therapy. We will explore the foundations of taking therapeutic practice outdoors, revisit some of the practical considerations, and look at different modes of working. There will be opportunities to practice methods and engage in small group discussion as well as space for sharing experience.Topics covered will…See More
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Deirdre Macdonald is now a member of Tariki Buddhist Therapists Forum
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Nature and Meditation with Ste McCabe at online

March 18, 2021 from 2pm to 4pm
What does it mean to meditate? How can we meditate in ways that enhance our ecotherapy practices? Zen Buddhist and meditation teacher Stephen McCabe introduces the various ways in which he brings meditation into his ecotherapy client work. We will cover outdoor mindfulness meditations and meditating with rocks/crystals. You will learn how to design your own nature-based visualisations. We will also meditate together in a variety of ways. For this workshop, please bring a rock with you.…See More
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The Dark Side of the Moon with Charlotte Venkatraman at online

March 6, 2021 from 10am to 4pm
‘… and like the moon,she had a side of herso dark, that even the starscouldn’t shine on it..’Just like ourselves, the moon has a dark side that she does not show readily. She keeps it in shadow, even as her brightness illuminates our path. There are very few who have ever seen it, yet it completes her nature. Her timing is cyclical or spiral, it does not run on tracks. She waxes to fullness, and wanes to almost invisibility, before re-appearing to shine. In her silent power she pulls the oceans…See More
Jan 6
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Tarot, Nature and Wellbeing with Stephen McCabe at online

March 7, 2021 from 10am to 4pm
Come along to this full-day workshop to find out how tarot can be used for therapeutic purposes, as well as nature-connection. It doesn’t matter what you do (or don’t) believe about the tarot; this workshop is suitable for those who are looking to explore tarot as a spiritual practice, as well as those interested in tarot as a therapeutic tool that can promote nature-connection.The first part of the workshop will cover a brief history of the tarot, and it will introduce the myriad of ways in…See More
Jan 6
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The Great Mother Archetype with Kate Macairt at online

January 28, 2021 from 2pm to 4pm
The workshop explores the essential power of the Great Mother archetypal energy to establish connection to Other and connection to Place. We shall explore how this energy helps us to feel we belong and are safe and is the essential ground from which all life grows.The Great Mother energy provides significant elemental experiences and we shall explore why taking sessions into the outdoors is so effective. I am a Play Therapist who has used Landplay outdoor sessions for several years. For younger…See More
Jan 6
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Introduction to Jodo Shinshu: The Pure Land at online

January 26, 2021 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
An introductory session in which Enrique and Caroline will introduce the idea of the Pure Land and its place in Jodo Shinshu thinking and practice.This session is open to anyone. There is no charge but donations are welcome.email courses@tarikitrust.org for a linkSee More
Jan 4
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WALK AND TALK THERAPY with Caroline Brazier at online

January 30, 2021 from 10am to 4pm
Following on from our seminar Working One to One in Nature which we ran in November, this day workshop will give an opportunity to look at skills and practice of walk and talk therapy. We will explore the foundations of taking therapeutic practice outdoors, revisit some of the practical considerations, and look at different modes of working. There will be opportunities to practice methods and engage in small group discussion as well as space for sharing experience.Topics covered will…See More
Jan 4
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The Heart and the Imaginal with Ally Stott at online

March 25, 2021 from 2pm to 4pm
Michael Meade, storyteller and scholar of mythology, psychology and anthropology describes imagination as - the deepest power of the soul.  He says of soul, that it is - the connective tissue of life. To this my imagination offers the image of mycelium (the gossamer thread-like structures of fungi in soil weaving woodlands or meadows together). If I follow this image and let it ‘speak’ to me, show me something from it’s perspective, my heart stirs, my soul glimmers, I am enriched and expanded…See More
Dec 14, 2020
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Practitioner Presence with Ally Stott at online

January 21, 2021 from 2pm to 4pm
During this experiential seminar we will slow down and come into a more intimate relationship with body and Body-pace.  As human beings our conscious embodied presence matters, for it is through the life of this fathom-long body that we sense ourselves in relationship with all of life and in reciprocal relationship with our vaster body – Earth.  As the nervous system starts to settle, the illusory and compacted sense of ‘I’ as a separate identity begins to soften and have less substantiality.…See More
Dec 14, 2020
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Alchemical Psychology & Ecology 2: exploring your personal meanings & practices of heart, head, will & hand with Paul Maiteny at online

March 27, 2021 from 10am to 4pm
This workshop will be an opportunity to share, discuss and deepen understanding of personal experiences, and creative expressions of them that are particularly meaningful to you - eg through poetry, writing, pictures, images, prayers, questions, contemplations, dreams, or other means. We will look them using the symbolic language, art and science of alchemy. This will be explained, as necessary, so it is not essential that you came to part 1 of the workshop in February. For those who did come…See More
Dec 14, 2020
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Alchemical Psychology & Ecology 1: clues for meaningful life that could cool the overheated Earth with Paul Maiteny at online

February 20, 2021 from 10am to 4pm
'Alchemy' may have a mysterious ring to it, but its principles will be quite familiar. It can be seen as the old symbolic language for understanding psyche, ecos and their dependence on each other - psychotherapy, ecology, ecotherapy - before these became falsely 'separated' in our culture. Mutual embeddedeness. Mutual embodiedness. Psyche depends on ecos for its existence. The condition of ecos depends on psyche's willingness to recognise this. The human refusal to do so has damaged the Earth,…See More
Dec 14, 2020
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Lunar Ecotherapy with Charlotte Venkatraman at online

March 6, 2021 from 10am to 4pm
‘… and like the moon,she had a side of herso dark, that even the starscouldn’t shine on it..’Just like ourselves, the moon has a dark side that she does not show readily. She keeps it in shadow, even as her brightness illuminates our path. There are very few who have ever seen it, yet it completes her nature. Her timing is cyclical or spiral, it does not run on tracks. She waxes to fullness, and wanes to almost invisibility, before re-appearing to shine. In her silent power she pulls the oceans…See More
Dec 13, 2020
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Decolonising ecotherapy with Lucy Ford at online

March 20, 2021 from 10am to 4pm
Decoloniality has become a bit of a buzzword of late, as ‘we’ collectively rethink/unthink parts of ‘our’ collective ‘Western’ history and culture and unquestioned ‘enlightened’ assumptions about the universality of Western ideas and thought as well as the practices that emanated from that, including in the psychological sphere. This workshop offers a space to investigate and think through colonialism/Eurocentrism/post-colonialism historically and theoretically, unpacking these many terms. We…See More
Dec 13, 2020
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LIVING IN AN INTER-CONNECTED WORLD with Don de Silva at online

February 25, 2021 from 2pm to 4pm
Although he adopted the life of a renunciant who stood outside all social institutions, the Buddha was deeply involved in the social fabric of  his time. Using Early Buddhist Texts, this session will explore teachings and practices of the Buddha and monks and nuns  to highlight the spiritual, psychological, and economic  well-being of people. The session will show that the Buddha focussed more on the responsibilities that a person has towards the Sangha (Wider Community). The Buddha stressed…See More
Dec 10, 2020
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RESOLVING CONFLICTS - Buddhist Approaches to Differences with Don de Silva at online

January 26, 2021 from 2pm to 4pm
As in the present day, conflicts, disputes, schisms were also rife during the time of the Buddha.  The political landscape was dominated by ambitious kings, who embarked on ferocious campaigns to expand their power. Spiritual communities of the time were not immune to conflict.  Religious leaders sought to defeat their rivals and swell the ranks of their followers. The Buddha devoted a considerable amount of time resolving conflicts and schisms within his order. Based on Early Buddhist Texts,…See More
Dec 10, 2020
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Imagining Animals: art making with Sam Lewis at online

March 11, 2021 from 2pm to 4pm
The date of this workshop is shortly before St Patricks Day the cultural and religious celebration held on 17th March. So taking a cue from the 5th century missionary who chased all the snakes from Ireland we will look at our personal relationships with animals through art making and ecotherapy.Sam Lewis is a qualified art psychotherapist (HCPC registered) and has been…See More
Dec 9, 2020
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Death, Grief and Loss with Lucy Ford at online

February 11, 2021 at 2pm to March 11, 2021 at 4pm
Death is part of the cycle of life, inevitable and a reminder of the impermanence of life. And yet in our Western culture, there is somewhat of a taboo around death, we find it hard to talk about death, dying, grief or loss. This workshop will provide some time and space to look at death, grief and loss in a broader perspective. We will look at different models of grief and reflect on loss in broader context too, thinking about loss in the world/loss of the world (for example extinction) and…See More
Dec 9, 2020
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Storytelling and Nature with Stephen McCabe at online

March 4, 2021 from 2pm to 4pm
Myths, legends, fairy tales and folk tales are often deeply entwined with nature. This workshop proposes nature-based storytelling as a form of therapy in itself. You will learn some basic storytelling skills and look at ways in which we can bring storytelling into our ecotherapy work.When: Thursday 4th March 2.00-4.00How: Zoom workshopCost: £15Booking: contact courses@tarikitrust.orgStephen McCabe is an ecotherapist, storyteller, tarot reader and practising Zen Buddhist. He is a graduate of…See More
Dec 9, 2020
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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.

 
 
 

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

www.tarikitrust.org
www.buddhistpsychology.info

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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

Jennifer Maidman and Annie Whitehead (ex Penguin Cafe…

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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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