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Dharmabyte: Life As An Order Member

By Rijupatha on Mon, 5 May, 2014 - 17:49
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, we hear Aryabandhu speaking about “Life As An Order Member.” One year after ordination, Aryabandhu talks about his experience of life as an order member. The third in a series of four talks given to men training for ordination on the ‘What Is the Order’ retreat.

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Padmaloka Retreat Centre
Padmaloka Retreat Centre

2014 year planner

By Sanghanistha on Mon, 24 Feb, 2014 - 13:20
A handy year planner to help you plan your retreats here at Padmaloka.
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Triratna News
Triratna News

New series of talks by Subhuti: The Five Aspects of Sangharakshita’s System of Dharma Life

By lokabandhu on Mon, 1 Jul, 2013 - 20:42

New series of talks by Subhuti: The Five Aspects of Sangharakshita’s System of Dharma Life

By lokabandhu on Mon, 1 Jul, 2013 - 20:42Over on Padmaloka’s space on The Buddhist Centre Online there’s a major new series of 8 talks by Subhuti entitled ‘The Five Aspects of Sangharakshita’s System of Dharma Life’, along with a question-and-answer session on the material.

This series was given by Subhuti on a recent ‘System of Practice’ retreat at Padmaloka for men who have asked for Ordination. In these talks, Subhuti delves into the fundamental principles behind ...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Steer to the Deep: introducing the Padmaloka one-year intensive retreat

By lokabandhu on Tue, 2 Apr, 2013 - 13:39

Steer to the Deep: introducing the Padmaloka one-year intensive retreat

By lokabandhu on Tue, 2 Apr, 2013 - 13:39Sanghanistha writes from Padmaloka, Triratna’s retreat centre in Norfolk and home of the European men’s ordination training process. They’re planning a one-year intensive - a course of retreats and other events open to men who’ve asked for ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. He says -

“The course starts at Padmaloka with our Going for Refuge retreat at the beginning of July. After that we pack up our rucksacks and travel down to Devon to be part...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Mitras take over Padmaloka!

By lokabandhu on Fri, 21 Dec, 2012 - 06:35

Mitras take over Padmaloka!

By lokabandhu on Fri, 21 Dec, 2012 - 06:35Dharmashalin writes from Padmaloka, Triratna’s long-established retreat centre in Norfolk UK with some unexpected news: the Mitras have taken over! He elaborates:

“At the beginning of December, during a gap in Padmaloka’s busy schedule, we had an event here that may be the first of its kind: a group of GfR Mitras hosting a retreat at Padmaloka! The four mitras concerned have been living at Padmaloka this year, doing the 2012 Triratna One Year Intensive. They...
East Anglian Sangha
East Anglian Sangha

East Anglian Mens Event 2013

By rijusiddha on Fri, 5 Oct, 2012 - 20:05

East Anglian Mens Event 2013

By rijusiddha on Fri, 5 Oct, 2012 - 20:05Hi everyone

Bookings now open for the East Anglian Mens Event at Padmaloka. Contact myself (Rijusiddha) for more info or to book. Contact details on the poster

With metta
Rijusiddha
Triratna News
Triratna News

Five Ordinations at Padmaloka

By lokabandhu on Thu, 4 Oct, 2012 - 05:36

Five Ordinations at Padmaloka

By lokabandhu on Thu, 4 Oct, 2012 - 05:36Padmaloka, Triratna’s men’s retreat centre in Norfolk UK, write with news of five recent ordinations into the Order, saying - “The following men had their Public Ordination on Thursday, 27th September:

Public Preceptor Satyaraja:
Martin Dubois becomes SHRADDHAGHOSHA, “Voice of Shraddha”
(Private Preceptor Dharmadipa)

Sven Fasth becomes VAJRAMUNI, “Diamond Sage”
(Private Preceptor Viryabodhi)

Keith Green becomes VISHANGKA, “He Who is Fearless”
(Private Preceptor Mokshapriya)

Public Preceptor Dhammarati:
Ross Mackay becomes MAITRINAGA,...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Padmaloka Welcomes New Buddha

By lokabandhu on Wed, 4 Apr, 2012 - 06:03

Padmaloka Welcomes New Buddha

By lokabandhu on Wed, 4 Apr, 2012 - 06:03Lokeshvara writes from Padmaloka, Triratna’s long-established men’s retreat centre in Norfolk UK, with news of - the arrival of their Buddha! This is part of their long-running project to populate every part of the shrineroom with images of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, mostly if not entirely painted and sculpted by Aloka. He says -

“If you haven’t been here since New Year, we have to tell you that we have a new Buddha made by Aloka...
Triratna News
Triratna News

New Buddhist images appear at Padmaloka

By lokabandhu on Mon, 5 Sep, 2011 - 05:51

New Buddhist images appear at Padmaloka

By lokabandhu on Mon, 5 Sep, 2011 - 05:51Sanghanistha writes from Triratna’s Padmaloka Retreat Centre in Norfolk UK, with news of some major new additions to their shrine room - and more to come! He says -

“If you haven’t been to Padmaloka recently you will have missed our latest additions to the shrine room. Aloka’s new paintings of Vajrapani, Akshobya and Manjushri. Situated on the Eastern wall of the shrine room, facing the Amitabha triptych, these paintings are part of our iconography project,...
Triratna News
Triratna News

A Gem From The Men's Convention...

By lokabandhu on Mon, 22 Aug, 2011 - 05:44

A Gem From The Men's Convention...

By lokabandhu on Mon, 22 Aug, 2011 - 05:44Yesterday we carried a short general report on this year’s Triratna Order Conventions.

The full talks will be available soon on Free Buddhist Audio and Videosangha, today however we’re sharing with you a little gem from the end of the Men’s Convention: Manjunatha, an Order Member from Venezuela singing ‘Gracias a la Vida’ (‘Gratitude to Life’) to the final gathering just before the clear-up!

Enjoy…

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