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Bodhicitta - The Highly Potent Elixir of Transformation

Sat, 4 Apr, 2020 - 12:13

Bodhicitta - The Highly Potent Elixir of Transformation

Sat, 4 Apr, 2020 - 12:13

“Taking this image of the human form the Bodhicitta transmutes it into the priceless image of the Jewel of the Conqueror. Grasp tightly this highly potent elixir, known as the Bodhicitta, which must be thoroughly worked.”

In his first talk on Shantideva’s Bodhicaryavatara, given on a day retreat to the Padmaloka community, Padmavajra speaks of Sangharakshita’s evocation of the Bodhicitta. He goes on to talk about his discovery of the Bodhicarayavatara and what is known of the life of Shantideva. The main...

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Spreading the Light of Tara - Inspiration from Dhardo Rimpoche for these Fearful Times

Wed, 25 Mar, 2020 - 12:14

Spreading the Light of Tara - Inspiration from Dhardo Rimpoche for these Fearful Times

Wed, 25 Mar, 2020 - 12:14

A new talk from Padmavajra, given yesterday, 24th March.

On the thirtieth anniversary of death of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s teacher - Dhardo Rimpoche, Padmavajra commemorates Rinpoche’s life, work and example and how his message might inspire us in these fearful times.

The talk was given in the Padmaloka shrine room to the Padmaloka community on a day devoted to honouring Dhardo Rimpoche.

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Going for Refuge in a Time of Fear - New Talk from Padmavajra

Thu, 19 Mar, 2020 - 16:10

Going for Refuge in a Time of Fear - New Talk from Padmavajra

Thu, 19 Mar, 2020 - 16:10

Padmavajra gives a talk on how to Go for Refuge in times of adversity and fear.

Given the situation of the world today, with threat of sickness and great uncertainty, how do we practise as Buddhists? How do we continue to deepen our practice of loving kindness, of awareness? What is the real response to the situation we find ourselves in today?

The talk was recorded on the 18th March 2020 in the Padmaloka Shrine Room, with an audience of the Padmaloka community....

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An Invitation to our February Men's Great Gathering weekend.

Sun, 23 Dec, 2018 - 10:12

An Invitation to our February Men's Great Gathering weekend.

Sun, 23 Dec, 2018 - 10:12

In this video, co-leaders Akuppa and Padmasagara invite you to our first Men’s Great Gathering weekend of 2019 from 15th-17th February.

The weekend is open to those familiar with the Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana meditation practices and open to Buddhist ritual as practised within Triratna.

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2019 retreats now available to book online

Sat, 29 Sep, 2018 - 12:45

2019 retreats now available to book online

Sat, 29 Sep, 2018 - 12:45

All of the retreats from our 2019 programme are now available on our website at www.padmaloka.org.uk so you can now go ahead and book your retreats for next year!

The 2019 programme should arrive at your home today if you are on our mailing list. Otherwise, keep an eye out at your local centre, they will arrive there in the next couple of weeks.

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2019 dates announced, plus an exciting new project...

Mon, 3 Sep, 2018 - 08:55

2019 dates announced, plus an exciting new project...

Mon, 3 Sep, 2018 - 08:55

If you are on our mailing list then you will have received an email containing dates for Padmaloka retreats in 2019. If you haven’t received this email then do check your spam folders and promotions folders, as well as making the appropriate adjustments to your email service provider’s settings to ensure our emails to you go straight into your primary inbox. Our 2019 printed program is nearly ready to send out to you and our 2019 retreats will be available...

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You Can Help To Make Padmaloka Dharma Talks Even Better

Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 12:57

You Can Help To Make Padmaloka Dharma Talks Even Better

Fri, 10 Aug, 2018 - 12:57

So far, 2018 has been another year of excellent Dharma talks given at here Padmaloka. Some of the highlights have included Subhuti’s talks on our Bodhisattva Ideal retreatPadmavajra’s talks on our five-day Milarepa retreat, as well as Ratnaguna’s and Sraddhapa’s talks on our open retreat. The only thing that lets these talks down is the sound quality of their recordings, which could be much much better. Candradasa has very kindly put together a proposal about how we might...

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New talks this year from Padmaloka

Tue, 24 Jul, 2018 - 12:40

New talks this year from Padmaloka

Tue, 24 Jul, 2018 - 12:40

Ratnaguna, Padmavajra and Subhuti gave new series of talks in 2018

Men’s Open Retreat: “For Heroic Spirits intended”

Ratnaguna gave a series of powerful talks on this retreat in which he explored themes from the Ratnaguna Samcayagatha.

Śraddhāpa also gave a talk about translating the text from Sanskrit into English, a new translation of the text by Śraddhāpa was used on the retreat.

Find them here: https://www.freebuddhistaudio.com/series/details?ser=X138

Milarepa: Devotion, Lineage and Discipleship

In May we held our annual five day retreat, this time on the theme...