Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

The Padmaloka 2022 Programme - Live and Ready for Bookings

By Satyakirti on Fri, 3 Sep, 2021 - 12:42

The Padmaloka 2022 Programme - Live and Ready for Bookings

By Satyakirti on Fri, 3 Sep, 2021 - 12:42

There is a full programme of open retreats, GFR retreats and Order retreats including new themes:

The Ultimate Man: An introductory weekend on the Buddha as The Ultimate Man, where we will explore the power of the Buddha’s wisdom as exemplified in the story of his extraordinary life.
28th to 30th January

Traversing the Imaginal World: An introductory weekend on the Buddha as The Ultimate Man, where we will explore the power of the Buddha’s wisdom as exemplified in the story of his extraordinary life.
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College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Padmaloka

By Vajrashura on Thu, 26 Aug, 2021 - 20:10

Ordinations at Padmaloka

By Vajrashura on Thu, 26 Aug, 2021 - 20:10

We are very happy to announce the Public Ordinations of the following 16 men at Padmaloka on Thursday, 26.8.2021


Public Preceptor: Satyaraja

Larry Butler becomes Sukhema, meaning “He who is very peaceful, at ease”. Private Preceptor: Vajragupta

Don Allan becomes Dhirajyoti, meaning “He whose gentleness and steadiness make him radiant”. Private Preceptor: Amoghavira

Kevin McConnell becomes Shraddhavan, meaning “He who possesses faith”. Private Preceptor: Khemaka

David Elliott becomes Akashaja, meaning “He who is born from the qualities of the sky”. Private Preceptor: Jinapalita

Giles Watts becomes Sarahadaya, meaning “He who keeps what is essential at heart”. Private Preceptor: Rijumitra

Steven Hutton becomes Akashapala, meaning “He who...

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

August Ordinations at Padmaloka

By Satyakirti on Thu, 26 Aug, 2021 - 14:30

August Ordinations at Padmaloka

By Satyakirti on 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...

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

Autumn - Winter 2021 Programme is now Live!

By Satyakirti on Wed, 14 Jul, 2021 - 15:45

Autumn - Winter 2021 Programme is now Live!

By Satyakirti on 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...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Padmaloka

By padmavajra on Thu, 8 Jul, 2021 - 17:40

Ordinations at Padmaloka

By padmavajra on Thu, 8 Jul, 2021 - 17:40

We are very happy to announce the Public Ordinations of the following seven men at Padmaloka on Thursday, 8th July 2021.


Public Preceptor: Padmavajra

Michael Pidgeon becomes Shraddhadasa, meaning “Servant of the Faithful Heart”. Private Preceptor: Srikirti

Paul Swift becomes Aryajnana, meaning “He who has noble wisdom”. Private Preceptor: Jnanottara

 
Public Preceptor: Satyaraja

Robert Young becomes Rijudaya, meaning “Upright and Kind”. Private Preceptor: Dharmapala

Tim Knights becomes Prajnakara, meaning...

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

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

By Satyakirti on Wed, 26 May, 2021 - 20:00

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

By Satyakirti on 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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