An online community dedicated to your health, healing and a peaceful mind

The biggest gift you can give yourself is love and acceptance.

Our offering to you from the depths of our hearts is to join us in a gentle, supportive, online community where you get to make time for YOU so that you can rest and be replenished

You might have spent a lot of time helping other people get through the past 15 months and now you’re exhausted, wondering how you’re going to keep going.

You may have experienced a recurrence of an old illness you thought you’d dealt with or the anxiety you had been managing is getting worse.

The stress, grief and overwhelm of these times doesn’t have to lead to a downward spiral – and it doesn’t have to stay this way.

In this online community you will learn practices that will  bring you to a place of acceptance, compassion, presence and, most of all, peace. 

With much love,

Elham and Jitei xxx

Standard

£2800Monthly Subscription
  • 1 x Weekly 30-minute live Loving Kindness Guided Meditation
  • 1 x Weekly recorded sound healing session
  • 1 x Weekly 30-minute live Guided Meditation with Tea
  • 1 x Weekly 30-minute Tai Chi/Qigong Movement Meditation
  • 8-week Mindfulness course
  • 1 x Monthly 60-minute live interviews with expert holistic practitioners with live Q&A and guided practice
  • Access to a loving and safe members-only Facebook community
  • A warm fuzzy feeling knowing that you’re supporting a community organisation supporting people recover from trauma
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Our Promise

By joining this membership, you will not only be helping yourself and those around you find peace and wellbeing, you will be ensuring that asylum seekers, refugees, people living with terminal illness, people with long term health issues, people in recovery from drug and alcohol, and all others facing disadvantage in our community have access to the love, kindness, friendship and community we all need to heal.

“The loving kindness meditations have helped tremendously with relationships amongst my close family and friends”.(Dawn)

“The meditations are such a tonic. It’s so lovely to feel I’m amongst warm, kind, caring people” (Fran).

“The benefits of meditation extend far beyond the sessions. It fosters a sense of peace, stillness and compassion – something we all need right now”. (Helen)

More Information About the Membership 

  • Meditations are specifically geared towards reducing the impact of stress and trauma by calming the nervous system, learning to connect with the body in a safe way, learning to connect with the breath and other practices to self-regulate in daily life.
  • Meditations will open you up to bring love, kindness and forgiveness to yourself, significant others and every one you meet.
  • The monthly interviews will be with expert practitioners, will be educational and have a practical element so that you benefit from each session.
  • Morning sessions will be in our Facebook group. Evening sessions will be in our Zoom lounge.
  • All sessions will be recorded and accessible any time in the members-only on Facebook group and in an online portal.

Our Story

More than a decade ago a dream began to create a place that was safe and overflowing with love and kindness for those that were impacted by emotional trauma. The dream was realised in 2012 when the Tara Centre opened its doors in Lancaster, UK, for the first time to provide support through meditation, healing, friendship and community – we love creating spaces for love and refuge and our community has grown beyond our wildest dreams.

What we’ve learned over the last 8 years is that the practices we have are so important to all of us whatever we’re going through, to help us develop peace of mind, to forgive ourselves and others, to improve our relationships and feel in control of our lives.

Because we love our community so deeply we are trying something new.

We’re offering a monthly online membership that is twofold. First, it allows us to connect with you online in a meaningful way and help you overcome some of the challenges you might have and some barriers and areas you might feel stuck in. Second, through this membership, these funds will be reinvested into the Tara Centre to ensure we have the resources to be here for years to come for those who are most in need of our services.

If you’re interested in finding opportunities for personal growth and recovery from the stresses of life, developing heartfelt friendships, or want to explore a deeper spiritual connection to yourself and your life then you’re in the right place.

Host

Elham
Kashefi PhD

For the past 13 years Elham has been supporting people to recover from emotional trauma, she has a PhD in Health Research, is the founding Director of the Tara Centre, and host of a podcast telling the stories of love, kindness and beauty that inspire you to take action right where you live. Elham’s mission in life is to create spaces of love and refuge.

Meditation Teacher

Rev Jitei
White

Reverend Jitei White is a Zen Buddhist Priest in the lineage of Maezumi Roshi in the Soto tradition of Zen. He is a founding member of the Tara Centre and Resident Priest with the Zen Peace Centre, a charity he has helped establish. He has been a practising Buddhist for 37 years and a teacher of mindfulness meditation, loving kindness meditation and shikan-taza meditation for over 20 years. His life vow is to help others find peace.

Tai chi / Qigong Teacher

Kath Revell aka Ninja Granny

Kath has been teaching and learning Tai Chi and Qigong for over 30 years and brings a beautiful depth of understanding of the practice with clear direction and a gentle presence. She also teaches Somatics classes which bring awareness to deeply held patterns of restrictions in the body.

Self-care and Mindful movement teacher

Angela Pollard RGN

Angela has worked in the NHS for over 30 years as a nurse and nurse educator, with a special interest in palliative care. She is also an experienced holistic therapist and Tai Chi teacher and brings so much love, kindness and gentleness to her sessions. Her passion is to teach techniques that can keep you well and help you feel in control of your own health and wellbeing.

Membership Administrator

Mandy Reeves

Mandy has been working with the Tara Centre over the past 2.5 years as an administrator and runs her own business as a freelance PA. Mandy has a keen eye for detail and is our go-to person in the team for putting in place logical systems and processes.