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The Padmaloka 2020 Programmes Have Arrived

Last Friday we received the very special delivery of our 2020 programmes.

During the next couple of weeks, we will be packing them up ready to send out to you. Keep an eye out for further updates on our progress.

In the meantime, there are still spaces on our retreats this year. Find out more about what's by following the 'Retreats' button at the top of this page.

Thank you to Dharmachari Alokavira for editing the programme and Dharmachari Shantavira for proof-reading.

Improvements to Padmaloka

Here are some images from our most recent project-replacing the windows behind the Buddha in the Shrine Room.

The double glazing on the old windows had failed, meaning that heat from inside the shrine room was escaping. It also meant that the glass didn't look very attractive and sound from the lane outside could more easily enter.

New Website for the College of Public Preceptors

The College of Public Preceptors is made up of senior and experienced Order members who are actively involved in Ordination Training.

A new website for the College has recently been launched.

On there you can find out about the College, including:
-Who its members are
-What it does
-Dharma talks and articles by College members
-Latest News

You can find the website at: https://preceptorscollege.online/

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Image from the Public Preceptors website

Working Guest Stay at Padmaloka

Thank you to Peter Milton from the Stockholm Buddhist Centre for staying with us as a working guest for a couple of weeks. It was great to be able to make use of his carpentry skills, here he is putting up some new shelving in the laundry room, providing much needed storage space.

Peter's stay also coincided with the European Chairs Assembly taking place at Padmaloka. During such a busy event Peter was an invaluable source of help, working hard in the background to make sure that everything remained clean and tidy so that the Chairs could focus on their important work.

Working Guest Stay at Padmaloka

Thank you to Daniel Canning from the Dublin Buddhist Centre for all of the work he put in during his working guest stay. It was a real delight to have him as part of the community for just over a month.

Here is Daniel and Sanghadasa at his birthday meal in Norwich, the day before he travelled back to Dublin.

He will soon be taking part in the Dharma Life course at Adhisthana. We wish him all the best for that and look forward to his return to Padmaloka.