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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...

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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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Ordination Training Weekend - The Guru and the Dakini

Mon, 14 Sep, 2020 - 14:27

Ordination Training Weekend - The Guru and the Dakini

Mon, 14 Sep, 2020 - 14:27

Coming up on the 18th of September is the first online Ordination Training Weekend to happen yet.

Ordination Training Weekends have been one of the great highlights of the Padmaloka programme since the late nineteen-eighties; the purpose of them being to give men who’ve asked for Ordination an opportunity to gather together, with the Ordination Team and to explore and take inspiration from the riches of the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

The weekend will be centred around the symbols and significance of the Guru...

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Padmaloka Autumn-Winter Programme 2020 Now Released

Sat, 29 Aug, 2020 - 15:33

Padmaloka Autumn-Winter Programme 2020 Now Released

Sat, 29 Aug, 2020 - 15:33

It’s been almost 6 months since we had our last residential event here at Padmaloka, the Friends and Guest week, and since then it has just been the community occupying the halls and rooms of Padmaloka, keeping the atmosphere of the shrine room alive and the dust and dirt off the walls and floors.


We were delighted to announce that we will be opening for hybrid events, both residential and online. For the time being the residential aspects of these...

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The Next Phase at Padmaloka: Opening a Hybrid Retreat Centre

Wed, 5 Aug, 2020 - 12:54

The Next Phase at Padmaloka: Opening a Hybrid Retreat Centre

Wed, 5 Aug, 2020 - 12:54

We’re on the cusp of another new phase beginning here at Padmaloka, that is the opening of a Hybrid Retreat Centre.

Having looked at the UK Government’s advice for places of worship and the advice for accommodation providers, we will be able to run some events that have a small number of people physically on retreat here. The new programme will be made up of events that are either residential only, a hybrid of residential and online, or online only. In...

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Join the Padmaloka Community for Dharma Day Festival Celebrations - Sunday 5th July

Tue, 23 Jun, 2020 - 16:37

Join the Padmaloka Community for Dharma Day Festival Celebrations - Sunday 5th July

Tue, 23 Jun, 2020 - 16:37

To celebrate Dharma Day this year, Padmaloka will be offering a full online festival programme including live streamed meditations and rituals from the Shrine Room and a live talk and Q&A by Padmavajra.

The entire festival day programme will be broadcast to everyone for free via Youtube; there is no need to book or let us know you’ll be attending. On the day itself you can use the following links to tune in:

7:00 - 8:25am - Tiratnavandana and Morning Meditation: https://youtu.be/LdD71GLx4O8
...

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Watch the First 10 Minute Talk in Padmavajra's New Series, 'A Garland of Red Lotus Flowers'

Sun, 7 Jun, 2020 - 12:24

Watch the First 10 Minute Talk in Padmavajra's New Series, 'A Garland of Red Lotus Flowers'

Sun, 7 Jun, 2020 - 12:24

So that you can get a taste of Padmavajra’s series of 50 short videos released over the coming 108 days, the first video is now available for everyone to watch.

Click here to learn more and subscribe to the entire series: https://bit.ly/RedLotusGarland

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A Garland of Red Lotus Flowers

Fri, 29 May, 2020 - 16:40

A Garland of Red Lotus Flowers

Fri, 29 May, 2020 - 16:40

As part of our ‘108 Days of Dharma’ programme (https://bit.ly/108Dharma), on each of the 49 days when we are not hosting online events Padmavajra will be releasing 10 minute videos, each of which will contain reflections on short and essential teachings from the great Buddhist masters, helping you to generate a more vivid awareness of the practice of the Bodhisattva Path in...

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The Perfection of Wisdom and Dedication - Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 9 & 10

Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 15:58

The Perfection of Wisdom and Dedication - Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 9 & 10

Thu, 28 May, 2020 - 15:58

Teaching Emptiness Respectfully with Happiness Flowing from Clouds of Merit

In his final talk exploring the Bodhicaryavatara, Padmavajra introduces us to Shantideva’s exposition of the Prajnaparamita, the Perfection of Wisdom. Here, Shantideva tells us about the two truths, the conventional and the ultimate, as well as of the true meaning emptiness, which is the cure for the terrible sufferings that we undergo. In doing this he gives us a glimpse of the Bodhisattva “respectfully teaching emptiness … to those who imagine a...

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The Perfection of Meditation - Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 8

Thu, 21 May, 2020 - 15:51

The Perfection of Meditation - Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 8

Thu, 21 May, 2020 - 15:51


“What is so special about me?” - Shantideva’s Perfection of Meditation

In the penultimate talk in his series devoted to the Bodhicaryavatara, Padmavajra explores chapter eight, the Perfection of Meditation (dhyana paramita). In this chapter, Shantideva tells us that in order to go deeply into meditation, we need to go into the solitude of body and mind, renouncing all worldly attachments and the usual way in which we relate to others. Having doing that, he shows how to develop an...