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Men’s Great Gathering Weekend 2 | The Cremation Ground and The Celestial Maidens

Join us for this weekend retreat as we contemplate the dramatic and challenging scene of Padmasambhava dwelling in the cremation grounds, surrounded by countless of dakinis.

This retreat takes place between the 3rd and the 5th of June and is open for men familiar with meditation as taught in Triratna and open to Buddhist ritual.

Brahmaviharas – The Heart of Reality

This retreat will be an opportunity to explore profound dimensions of positive emotion and take the practice of the Metta Bhavana towards new depths.

The Brahmaviharas - metta, mudita, karuna and upekkha - encourage us to be honest about our feelings towards others while also giving us a taste of the sublime emotions of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.

This retreat will take place between the 2nd and the 16th of July, and is open for mitras, men training for ordination, and Dharmacaris.

Young Men's Retreat | Padmasambhava: Entering the Realm of the Guru

In this video are just a few aspects mentioned from last Young Men’s weekend retreat held here at Padmaloka.

At the end of this month there’s a weeklong one on the same theme, with the same team, at the same place, and it’ll be even more epic than the last one.

Make sure you don’t miss it!

The retreat will take place between 29/4 and 6/5 and is open for Men between the age of 18 and 30.

'What is the Order?' | A New Series of Talks

In this series of talks given during the ‘What is the Order?’ retreat at Padmaloka, five speakers explore the spiritual significance of the four acceptance verses that are recited during the sacred act of ordination, and which lies at the very heart of the Dharma life.

The centrality of Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita, the ineffability of Enlightenment, the nature of true communication and the profound mystery of the Bodhisattva Ideal are just a few of the themes covered in this series.

The Complete Works | Study Bundle

The Complete Works volumes are an incredibly precious resource and of great importance in developing an understanding of the teachings and practices within Triratna as laid out by Bhante Sangharakshita.

They have now been produced as a Study Bundle of 6 volumes which can be ordered at a discount with a free delivery.

For more information, please follow this link: https://www.windhorsepublications.com/product/complete-works-study-bundl...

The Secret Refuges Retreat | 26-31 May

The Secret Refuges: Thursday, 26 May to Tuesday 31 May 2022

Info and booking: https://www.padmaloka.org.uk/retreats/2022/secret-refuges

In his first lecture on the levels of Going for Refuge given in 1978, Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita described the level of Effective Going for Refuge in terms of the secret or esoteric Refuges of the Buddhist Tantric tradition, which are the Guru, the Yidam and the Dakini.

Fully Booked | Spring Going for Refuge Weekend | Going Forth and Commitment

The 'Spring Going for Refuge Weekend | Going Forth and Commitment' is coming up in a few weeks time and we look forward to seeing so many men who've asked for ordination here for it!

The retreat is currently fully booked but there's a waiting list available.

If you'd like to have your name down on the waiting list, please email the Guest Master on info@padmaloka.org.uk


Explore the myth of Padmasambhava with other young men

In this video, Satyakirti invites all men aged 30 and under to a week long retreat on Padmasambhava.

Padmaloka is one of the names of Padmasambhava’s Pure Land, a land that is entirely conducive to the attainment of Enlightenment. So we will make two kinds of journey: one the physical journey to Padmaloka the retreat centre, and the other a spiritual journey where through our efforts we will move towards the Pure Land of Padmaloka. Together we will dive deep into this story which is so current in our time deprived of true myths.