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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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Added by caroline brazier on August 29, 2017 at 18:30 — No Comments

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…

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Added by caroline brazier on March 24, 2017 at 20:32 — No Comments

TARIKI NEWS - JANUARY 2017

TARIKI NEWS - JANUARY 2017

Welcome to Tariki News and Happy New Year to you all. Tariki Trust is five years old! It is amazing how time flies, but also how much has happened in this eventful time. Our course programmes (which go back over considerably longer) continue to thrive and our events continue to bring together fascinating people from a variety of…

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Added by caroline brazier on January 16, 2017 at 9:30 — No Comments

Another review of The Wisdom of Not Knowing

This review from Self and Society is well worth a read!

NotKnowing.pdf

Added by caroline brazier on September 8, 2016 at 17:46 — No Comments

TARIKI COURSES NEWS: SUMMER 2016

The summer is a time for being outdoors and enjoying the sun. When we spend time out of doors we feel ourselves relaxing, getting away from the stresses of ordinary working lives and timetabled agendas. No wonder that increasing evidence is emerging of the therapeutic benefits of being in nature, and that embodied activity in the outdoors, whether sports, gardening or…

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Added by caroline brazier on August 17, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

Conference%20Invitation%2013-09-2016.pdf Healthcare Chaplaincy Conference September 13 2016 at Taplow Court

Conference%20Invitation%2013-09-2016.pdf Healthcare Chaplaincy Conference September 13 2016 at Taplow Court

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Added by caroline brazier on July 20, 2016 at 19:42 — No Comments

Singing and Mindfulness workshop at Tariki with Sian Croose

 

Singing and Mindfulness workshop at Tariki with Sian Croose

An account of the workshop from Rowan Songmith

 

Twelve of us came to Sian Croose's workshop at Tariki on Saturday 11th June - and what a treat it was! Sian is a member of the Natural Voice Practitioners Network, whose starting premise is that everyone can sing, and we didn't have to be able to read music nor to have had any experience of singing in a…

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Added by caroline brazier on July 11, 2016 at 22:02 — No Comments

TALK Notes from San Francisco Zen Centre

Talk San Francisco Zen Centre: June 2016

Stories are important. The stories which we tell ourselves and the stories which we tell others shape our lives. Humans have told stories since time immemorial. Stories are the means by which we pass down culture and wisdom and spiritual truth. Stories also operate on a personal level: I tell you stories about myself and they have an effect on how you see me, how you then treat me and how I then feel about myself. I could tell you I am a…

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Added by caroline brazier on June 19, 2016 at 15:47 — No Comments

Whose World are You In?

This summer I had a wonderful opportunity to talk about the things which I am passionate about at Buddhafield. In particular I wanted to talk about the way that the global environmental crisis cannot be separated from the personal and the psychological. The therapy world has to address the bigger picture or we simply collude with all the forces which are destroying our planet. In many ways this talk is a mission statement for what I believe we are doing at Tariki Trust. It holds together the…

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Added by caroline brazier on August 11, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

ECOTHERAPY INTENSIVE 2015: Ian Finlay writes

BUDDHIST ECO_RETREAT IN THE RHEIDOL FOREST   28JULY 2AUGUST…

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Added by caroline brazier on August 10, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

FORUMS FOR THE SPRING

Here are the dates for the Buddhist…
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Added by caroline brazier on December 27, 2014 at 21:16 — 3 Comments

Psychotherapy Programme: Spring Intake

Writing to people who have enquired about starting the Tariki Psychotherapy Training Course in February to let them know about the possibility of an induction day subject to demand, so Im posting most of the message here as well in case anyone else out there is thinking of applying.
As you probably know we usually run an …
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Added by caroline brazier on December 20, 2014 at 18:17 — No Comments

Thoughts from the PCSR Gathering November 2014 (written for Transformations)

Thoughts from the PCSR Gathering

How heartening to be in a room full of people gathered together for the sole reason that we believe that psychotherapy and counselling should have a political and socially responsible edge. With the recent dispiriting trends in these psychological therapies, most recently expressed in the latest BACP consultation on its new ethical framework – part of a disturbing move towards accountability and outcome orientated practice  – it is encouraging…

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Added by caroline brazier on December 10, 2014 at 16:56 — No Comments

Looking for new members of Tariki Community

For the past two years Tariki Trust has been developing its centre in Narborough, just outside Leicester. Besides our training programme in Buddhist psychotherapy, we are also now offering facilities for counselling and groups with a dedicated consulting room and a larger shrine space. Recently we have heard that one of our community members is planning to move on, which means that we now have space for short and long term residential members of the community. Ideally we would like to find…

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Added by caroline brazier on April 22, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

Looking for new members of Tariki Community

For the past two years Tariki Trust has been developing its centre in Narborough, just outside Leicester. Besides our training programme in Buddhist psychotherapy, we are also now offering facilities for counselling and groups with a dedicated consulting room and a larger shrine space. Recently we have heard that one of our community members is planning to move on, which means that we now have space for short and long term residential members of the community. Ideally we would like to find…

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Added by caroline brazier on April 22, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

Richard Meyers

It was with deep shock and sadness that I heard today of the sudden death of Richard Meyers at the weekend. Our thoughts here at The Buddhist House are with him and with his wife Ruth.

Richard was a lovely man, kind, wise and thoughtful, always smiling, as he is in this photo. His love of nature fed his life and his spirituality. One of my fondest memories of him was…

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Added by caroline brazier on October 14, 2013 at 23:00 — 2 Comments

Metta to all beings

Just found this lovely metta verse - I think maybe we will start to use it in our services. 

For those without feet, I have love.

I have love for all with two feet.

For those with four feet, I have love.

I have love for all with many feet.



May those without feet do me no harm.

May none with two feet do me harm.

May those with four feet do me no…

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Added by caroline brazier on December 29, 2012 at 9:12 — No Comments

PTSD & Buddhist psychology; Archaeology and OCT

Listened to an interesting radio programme by chance yesterday as I was driving. You can catch it still on http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01p71gx/All_in_the_Mind_Preventing_PTSD_Archaeology_and_mental_health_Organophospates/

This programme had two interesting items from an other-centred/Buddhist psychology perspective.

Firstly the item…

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Added by caroline brazier on December 13, 2012 at 11:06 — No Comments

One Year Old

Today Tariki Trust is a year old.

What a year! It was hard to imagine on 12th December 2011 when a small group of us gathered in the sitting room of The Buddhist House for the signing of the Tariki trust deed how things would be by now, but I think if we had had a crystal ball, we would have been well pleased. A few weeks ago our charity number came through and we are now official. So, with this auspicious day in mind, I want to write and thank you all for your help through…

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Added by caroline brazier on December 12, 2012 at 23:18 — No Comments

Contact Us

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

www.tarikitrust.org
www.buddhistpsychology.info

courses@tarikitrust.org

Like us on facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tariki-Trust/216222195123878

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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