Our FBA Dharmabyte is by Sanghanistha, entitled ‘Peaceful Vajrapani’. From the imaginative yet practical talk entitled ‘Vajrapani’ given during the 2016 ‘Cosmic Going for Refuge Tree’ retreat at Padmaloka.
2017 saw the celebrations of 50 years of the Triratna Buddhist Community and 2018 sees the 50th anniversary of the Triratna Buddhist Order. In this context in the Padmaloka Retreat Centre - which runs ordination training retreats for men - members of the Ordination Team gave talks on each of the 4 acceptance vows, recited during one’s public ordination ceremony. These vows essentialise what it means to be an order member practising within the Triratna Buddhist Order. The...
We’re very pleased to announce that as part of our 2017 Open Men’s Summer Retreat relaunch, Aloka has agreed to come and do a question and answer session on the retreat. Other highlights on this retreat will include talks by Saddharaja and optional yoga sessions with Dharmapriya.
We are delighted to announce that on Tuesday March 28th at 2.30pm Jyotipala was publicly ordained at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, UK.
Jyotipala means ‘He who protects the light’.
His public ordination was performed by Padmavajra.
With metta, Manjusiha
This ordination marks Jyotipala’s re-entry into the Order. Jyotipala was the first person to be ordained at Padmaloka in 1976 - with Sangharakshita as private preceptor. Sometime in the mid to late nineties, Jyotipala resigned from the Order. Unusually, he was not privately ordained...
‘Akshobya means immovable, what does not shake, what does not tremble. He represents the openness, the non-centrality of the Enlightenment experience: its toughness and solidness, its indestructibility, its firmness, its strength, its immovability, its unshakeability.’
- THEUNSHAKEABLE -
21st - 28th April
A 7-day retreat exploring the unshakeable archetypal Buddha Akshobya, through ritual, talks, discussion, meditation and friendship. Led by a team of young Order members and open to all men aged 18 - 35.