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May UK & Ireland Area Order Weekend Theme Announced

Riding a Tiger – Padmasambhava in the Life of the Order

Friday 4th to Sunday 6th May

The May Area Order weekend will be devoted to the Rainbow-Bodied One, the Greatly Precious Guru Padmasambhava.

Recently, Bhante reminded us how important Padmasambhava has been for him. He also reminded us that Padmasambhava continues to be very much alive in his own life, as well as in the life of the Order.

During the weekend we will be invoking Padmasambhava and exploring what he means for us.

The weekend will be hosted and led by the Padmaloka chapter. As well as meditation, puja, discussion groups and time to be with one another, Padmavajra will be giving a talk on Padmasmabhava.

Immediately following the order weekend, will be a Padmasambhava Sadhana retreat led by Padmavajra and team, so the Order weekend will be a fine preparation for the week of sadhana.

Book on the Order weekend here.

Book on the Padmasambhava Sadhana retreat here.


Riding a tiger
The Guru came,
Smile fierce and friendly,
Eyes aflame.

Riding a tiger
From coast to coast,
With his vajra he scattered
The demon host.

Guru, great Guru,
Dispel my sin;
Hurl back the demon
Hordes within;

Transform them to powers
That protect the Right -
Thou, the Thousand-armed,
Thou, the Infinite Light.

Urgyen Sangharakshita