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August Ordinations at Padmaloka

Thu, 26 Aug, 2021 - 14:30

August Ordinations at Padmaloka

Thu, 26 Aug, 2021 - 14:30

This year at Padmaloka we have hosted two Ordination retreats so far, and in just under two weeks we will be starting a third, where sixteen men will be going forth from their previous identities and lives and stepping into the world of the Dharmachariya and the Triratna Buddhist Order.

The Public Ordinations will be taking place on the 26th of August at 14.30 (BST), and they will again be live-streamed from the Padmaloka shrine room and available to watch on our...

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Public Ordinations At Padmaloka - Thursday 8th July 2.30pm

Thu, 8 Jul, 2021 - 14:30

Public Ordinations At Padmaloka - Thursday 8th July 2.30pm

Thu, 8 Jul, 2021 - 14:30

We are once again delighted to announce that on the 8th of July at 14.30 (BST), seven men will be welcomed into the Triratna Buddhist Order:

Tim Knights, Ewan Sutherland, Mook Burns, Paul Swift, Peter Wells, Robert Young, Michael Pidgeon

The public ordinations will be live-streamed from the Padmaloka shrine room and available to be seen on our YouTube channel.

Please follow this link to access the scheduled live stream: https://youtu.be/B4gFXNTb4DI

And see here for the full event page: https://padmaloka.org.uk/retreats/2021/summer-ordination-retreat

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Padmaloka Buddha Day Puja - Wednesday 26th May - 8pm

Wed, 26 May, 2021 - 20:00

Padmaloka Buddha Day Puja - Wednesday 26th May - 8pm

Wed, 26 May, 2021 - 20:00

‘…today we are celebrating the Buddha’s attainment of Enlightenment, which is to say that we’re celebrating the Buddha’s transformation from an unenlightened to an Enlightened, a fully Enlightened, a supremely Enlightened, being. We’re celebrating his realization of, we may say, the ultimate truth and reality of things. We’re celebrating his becoming the object of refuge for all living beings. We are thus today celebrating something which is of very great importance and very great significance not only to the Buddha...

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Padmaloka Summer Programme: Now Live for Bookings

Wed, 3 Mar, 2021 - 15:49

Padmaloka Summer Programme: Now Live for Bookings

Wed, 3 Mar, 2021 - 15:49

We are delighted to announce that the Padmaloka summer programme has just gone live and is ready for bookings!

There are some new themes coming out with this programme:

  • The Buddha’s Victory, exploring the Buddha as the victorious one, the ‘Jina’;
  • Awakening Imagination, a retreat where we will look into Bhante’s exploration of the imagination in two lectures: ‘St Jerome Revisited’ and ‘The Journey to Il Convento’;
  • The Taste of Freedom, where we will delve into the Buddha’s teachings on Freedom or Liberation.

The retreats will again be a mixture...

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Spring Ordination Training Weekend - Ordination and the Vase of Initiation

Thu, 11 Feb, 2021 - 16:49

Spring Ordination Training Weekend - Ordination and the Vase of Initiation

Thu, 11 Feb, 2021 - 16:49

Friday, 5 March 2021 to Sunday, 7 March 2021

Online Live Streamed Weekend for men who have asked for ordination and Order members.

During the course of the public ordination ceremony into the Triratna Buddhist Order, the public preceptor anoints the person being ordained with water from a special vase - the vase of initiation. This vase can be said to symbolise the entire meaning of going for refuge and ordination. In the course of this weekend for men training for ordination, Padmavajra will explore in...

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Spring Great Gathering Online - Entering into Reality Undistractedly

Thu, 28 Jan, 2021 - 17:00

Spring Great Gathering Online - Entering into Reality Undistractedly

Thu, 28 Jan, 2021 - 17:00

Entering into Reality Undistractedly
Inspiration for living from the ‘Tibetan Book of the Dead’

Friday, 19 February 2021 to Sunday, 21 February 2021

A worldwide, online event for all men practising within Triratna.

The men’s Great Gatherings at Padmaloka are an opportunity for us to come together for a weekend in large numbers to immerse ourselves in Buddhist practice. You can go a long way in your practice in the course of just a few days. On this weekend, we will be immersing ourselves in the world of...

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Ordinations in a Time of Covid-19: Watch Upcoming Public Ordinations Online

From Triratna News on Tue, 22 Sep, 2020 - 15:42

Ordinations in a Time of Covid-19: Watch Upcoming Public Ordinations Online

From Triratna News on Tue, 22 Sep, 2020 - 15:42

The impact of the coronavirus has been felt on all aspects of our daily lives as well as the life of our sangha - severely curtailing the ability to hold in-person retreats, including ordination retreats. Ordination is a significant point in the lives of Dharma farers in our community: many of whom have been training for ordination for a number of years, in preparation for joining the Triratna Buddhist Order. The public ordination ceremony marks the deepening of their commitment...