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Surlingham Village Festival at Padmaloka

By Sanghanistha on Thu, 15 Sep, 2016 - 10:21

Surlingham Village Festival at Padmaloka

By Sanghanistha on Thu, 15 Sep, 2016 - 10:21

This year Padmaloka once again hosted the Surlingham village festival, as we do every other year. 

The day was a resounding success, despite the threat of rain which in the end never fully materialised (much gratitude to the nagas for their part in this).  There was live music throughout ranging from a one man 80’s cover act, to acoustic folk and the village choir. There were lots of activities, games and competition for all ages. Padmaloka managed to win 6 of the...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Honouring the King's Sacred Duty - Sanghanistha

By Prajnaketu on Sat, 30 Jul, 2016 - 11:28

In this talk Sanghanistha shares his reflections on one of Sangharakshita’s aphorisms and how this acts as a blueprint for a life that embodies the archetype of the king. A life lived knowing change and directing change by taking responsibility for ourselves as agents of karma, a life lived helping others to also do this and come together to transform the world around us so that it upholds and encourages the highest values.

This was the final talk given at the ‘Awakening...

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Authority, Reality, the King - Prajnaketu

By Prajnaketu on Sat, 30 Jul, 2016 - 11:27

Where does genuine authority come from? How can we harness our potential to bring order to our lives and the world? In this engaging and personal talk Prajnaketu explores how the practice of Buddhist ethics awakens the King in all of us. This talk was given at the ‘Awakening the King’ Young Men’s Retreat, April 2016.

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

The King: Without and Within - Buddhasiha

By Prajnaketu on Sat, 30 Jul, 2016 - 11:25

This talk introduces the archetype of the King, and the qualities it brings to the life of a man. We’re led through a short active imagination, bringing the King to mind, and we then hear how the Buddha is the ultimate of all Kings. This talk was given at the ‘Awakening the King’ Young Men’s Retreat, April 2016.

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Triratna Young Buddhist Retreats 2016

By Prajnaketu on Mon, 1 Feb, 2016 - 14:55

Early 2016 is brimming with ways to connect with other young people in the Dharma with events for Sub25s, young men, young women, and all. Bring your friends and make new ones!

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Adhisthana and Padmaloka

By Munisha on Wed, 7 Oct, 2015 - 07:48

Ordinations at Adhisthana and Padmaloka

By Munisha on Wed, 7 Oct, 2015 - 07:48

We are delighted to announce the public ordinations of the following men:

At Adhisthana on Saturday 26th September 2015:

Public Preceptor Sona
Douglas Hastings was re-admitted to the Order. Having previously been ordained as Ajitasena and later resigned, he retains the same name, which means ‘He who cannot be conquered’.
Private Preceptor: Sona

At Padmaloka on 1st October 2015:

Public preceptor Arthapriya
James Wilde became Dharmadhira, a Sanskrit name meaning ‘Steadfastness in the Dharma’. (Long ‘i’)
Westernised spelling: Dharmadhira
...

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

Themes for Ordination Retreats 2 and 3 Announced

By Sanghanistha on Tue, 2 Jun, 2015 - 18:49

Themes for Ordination Retreats 2 and 3 Announced

By Sanghanistha on Tue, 2 Jun, 2015 - 18:49

You may have noticed several short Ordination Training Retreats in the Padmaloka programme, well we can now announce the theme for Ordination Training Retreats 2 and 3. For all the info click here

Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

Men's Event: 'For Heroic Spirits Intended'

By Sanghanistha on Thu, 7 May, 2015 - 17:19

Men's Event: 'For Heroic Spirits Intended'

By Sanghanistha on Thu, 7 May, 2015 - 17:19

We’ve been hosting Men’s Event weekends here at Padmaloka for nearly 40 years. These events are an excellent opportunity for men to come together and practice the Dharma in a more focused and wholehearted way than is often possible in day to day life.

- 5th - 7th of June.
- Open to all men familiar with Triratna meditation and Puja.
- Led by a team of experienced order members...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Ordinations at Padmaloka, UK

By Munisha on Tue, 30 Sep, 2014 - 16:35

Ordinations at Padmaloka, UK

By Munisha on Tue, 30 Sep, 2014 - 16:35The following two men were publicly ordained at Padmaloka retreat centre in the UK on the afternoon of Thursday 25th September 2014.

Gary Schooler becomes Amalavacha - “He who speaks from the Sspotless”.

Richard Weeden becomes Garavachitta - “He whose mind turns to reverence”.

Their private preceptor was Mahasraddha; their public preceptor Saddhaloka.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

The Resurrection of FWBO Newsreel 4

By Munisha on Wed, 16 Jul, 2014 - 15:15

The Resurrection of FWBO Newsreel 4

By Munisha on Wed, 16 Jul, 2014 - 15:15

Continuing the re-release of the old FWBO Newsreels from the 1990s, here is Newsreel 4, covering news from the FWBO and TBMSG from September 1992 to February 1993. (All the Newsreels are now on YouTube.) This video (55 mins) covers:

  • Glasgow Buddhist Centre, UK: Ink Print and Design, Windhorse Publications, a new women’s community, a fire and the gift of Dhanakosa Retreat Centre
  • FWBO Valencia, Spain
  • the Guhyaloka Vihara project, Spain
  • FWBO Helsinki’s new centre, Finland
  • a girls’ hostel and school in Ladakh, part-funded
  • ...

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