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...

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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Padmaloka

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 1 Oct, 2020 - 18:22

Ordinations at Padmaloka

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 1 Oct, 2020 - 18:22

We’re delighted to announce that 5 new Dharmacharis were ordained at Padmaloka on 1st October 2020.

Public preceptor: Satyaraja
Alex Stirling becomes Shraddhavadin
(long second and third a)
He who communicates confidence in the Dharma
Private preceptor: Mahashraddha

Clive Fletcher becomes Karunadhara
( long second and third a)
He who is a bearer of compassion
Private preceptor: Danapriya

Mike Whittham becomes Kshantabandhu
He who is a patient friend
...

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Ordinations in a Time of Covid-19: Watch Upcoming Public Ordinations Online

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 22 Sep, 2020 - 15:42

Ordinations in a Time of Covid-19: Watch Upcoming Public Ordinations Online

By Sadayasihi 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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Dharma Day Live on Sunday from Padmaloka!

By Centre Team on Thu, 2 Jul, 2020 - 00:30

Dharma Day Live on Sunday from Padmaloka!

By Centre Team on Thu, 2 Jul, 2020 - 00:30

Listen: The Deathless Has Been Attained!
Dharma Day Live on Sunday

Come and celebrate Dharma Day from Padmaloka Retreat Centre – wherever you are in the world!

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. His talk will explore the story of the turning of the wheel of the Dharma and, in...

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