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The Padmaloka 2022 Programme - Live and Ready for Bookings



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.
23rd to 30th October

The Brahmaviharas: Come on it as well as a GFR Retreat

We've still got space for the Brahmaviharas coming up next Friday, so if you would like to come on it and you've already booked onto a GFR retreat, then please do go ahead and book, you're welcome to do both.

If you'd like to come on it and you're not booked onto a GFR retreat then go for it and book on as well!

We look forward to having as many men as possible joining us to meditate on the Brahmaviharas next week.

The Brahmaviharas - An Intensive Meditation Retreat

- From the 3rd to the 10th of September -

The Brahmaviharas - Metta (loving-kindness), Mudita (sympathetic joy), Karuna (compassion), and Upekkha (equanimity) - are a series of profound meditation practices that encourage us to be honest about our real feelings and attitudes towards people while also giving us a taste of the sublime emotions of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.

Sangarakshita calls metta the emotion which is in harmony with reality. Metta is thus the emotional equivalent of Insight.

- Updated Timing for the Public Ordinations -

On the 8th of July at 14.30 (BST), not 14.00 as previously stated, seven men will be welcomed into the Triratna Buddhist Order. The public ordinations will be live-streamed from the Padmaloka shrine room and available to be seen on our YouTube channel.

Please follow this link to access the scheduled live stream: https://youtu.be/B4gFXNTb4DI

Image: cropped and edited line drawing by Aloka ©

Summer Great Gathering - Break Out and Batter Down the Door

Currently we have around 100 bookings for the Great Gathering that will take place here at Padmaloka next weekend, and there are still places available. It may be an online gathering, but it certainly will be a great one! Join us in the exploration of the theme of freedom through Sangharakshita’s ecstatic poem ‘I want to break out’.

Please note that bookings will close at midday on Thursday.

This weekend retreat is open for all men who are familiar with the mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavana, and open to Buddhist ritual.