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Autumn - Winter 2021 Programme is now Live!

Wed, 14 Jul, 2021 - 15:45

Autumn - Winter 2021 Programme is now Live!

Wed, 14 Jul, 2021 - 15:45

We are delighted to announce that the Padmaloka Autumn-Winter programme has just gone live and is ready for bookings.

This final phase of the year marks a step towards a normal programme of residential retreats here at Padmaloka. All of the retreats will be in-person, albeit with initially lower attendance limits.

The programme includes some of the classic Ordination Training retreats:

Spiritual Friendship: Exploring the centrality of Kalyana Mitrata, and how to practice it.
The System of Dharma Life: A look at the key elements of an effective...

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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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Breaking Out and Batter Down the Door

Sat, 3 Jul, 2021 - 00:00
In this talk given on an online men's Great Gathering. Padmavajra reads and comments on Bhante's short poem 'I Want to Break Out..." In this talk we hear about Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita in the very early days of starting the Order and Movement in London. We hear about tramping the windy moor, about friendship and communication. We hear about "cutting up the Void with a knife", pitching the stars from their place - and being blinded by the sky blue eye of Reality. This is a talk about a poem filled with ecstasy of breaking out and breaking through...
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'For the Benefit of All Beings'

Thu, 27 May, 2021 - 00:00
In this talk, Surata explores the last of the four acceptance verses or vows and clarifies the true nature of ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order, which one accepts for the benefit of all beings.
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'For the Attainment of Enlightenment'

Thu, 27 May, 2021 - 00:00
When we Go for Refuge, we can only Go for Refuge to that which is lokuttara - 'beyond the world'. In the third talk in this series, Satyaraja speaks of the need for a total orientation of our being towards Enlightenment through setting up conditions (pratitya samutpada), and the development of the Five Spiritual Faculties.
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'In Harmony with Friends and Companions'

Thu, 27 May, 2021 - 00:00
Through looking closely at 'In harmony with friends and companions' Vidyadaka explores the conditions for disharmony, and talks about envy and miserliness. We need to overcome these two unskilful mental states in order to discover harmony and to keep the pathway open to the dharma. By developing kindly speech and generosity we discover that a deep harmony can arise which is symbolized by the 1000 Armed, 11 headed Avalokitesvara.
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'With Loyalty to My Teachers'

Thu, 27 May, 2021 - 00:00
In the first of a series of talks on the four ordination acceptance verses or vows, Padmasagara begins with the theme of loyalty towards our spiritual teachers by exploring the Buddha's encounter with a young hedonist named Yasa in the Deer Park at Isipathana.
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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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Radiate Love

Mon, 5 Apr, 2021 - 00:00
In this talk Dharmadipa looks at the third part of Dhardo Rimpoche's Motto "Radiate Love". The talk begins with the significance of the Metta Bhavana as well as practical tips about the practice. This is followed by an exploration of the Bodhisattva Ideal, connecting teachings from the "Mind Training" tradition with Shunyata and the Mahayana Sutras. Finally Dharmadipa explores how the three parts of the Motto hang together and support each other. This talk is part of a series on Dhardo Rimpoche's motto 'Cherish the Doctrine, Live United, Radiate Love'.
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Live United

Mon, 5 Apr, 2021 - 00:00
In this talk on 'Live United' Vidyadaka explores how we actually do this and draws out deeper aspects of its meaning. Firstly, we need to live united with ourselves, then learn to live united with others, with our teachers and with reality. Covering themes such as the true individual, spiritual friendship, vertical communication, and renunciation. This talk is part of a series on Dhardo Rimpoche's motto 'Cherish the Doctrine, Live United, Radiate Love'.