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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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Public Ordinations Coming up at Padmaloka

Thu, 17 Sep, 2020 - 15:54

Public Ordinations Coming up at Padmaloka

Thu, 17 Sep, 2020 - 15:54

In just over a week Padmaloka will be opening it’s gates to men coming on retreat here for the first time since March. In the past few weeks we’ve been finalising our hygiene procedures, dusting off the dorms and hoovering down the carpets - heaving the great Padmaloka bellows and bringing the flames back up to retreat ready temperatures - so to speak.

The first retreat here will be an Ordination retreat, for five men who were due to be Ordained in April:

  • Clive Fletcher
  • Chris Petts
  • Michael Procter
  • Alex Stirling
  • Mike Whittam

Their Public Ordinations...

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Men's Great Gathering 2017

Mon, 2 Jan, 2017 - 12:31

Men's Great Gathering 2017

Mon, 2 Jan, 2017 - 12:31

Announcing the theme of the first Men’s Great gathering of 2017:
*21ST CENTURY BODHISATTVA*
24th - 26th February
Led by Dharmashalin and Vajrashura, with talks by Akkupa and Padmavajra
A weekend open to all men familiar with Triratna puja and meditation, exploring how to live out the altruistic ideal of Buddhism in the modern world.
For more info and all bookings:
http://www.padmaloka.org.uk/retreats/2017/great-gathering-1-21st-century…
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