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A New Series of Talks | The Cosmic Refuge Tree

What does the awe-inspiring image of the Cosmic Refuge Tree represent? What is its significance? And how can we engage with it in a way that transforms ourselves and the world around us?

In this series of talks, Dharmadipa, Padmasagara and Vidyadaka explores the existential act of going for refuge and how it can bring us closer to the profound richness of the image of the Cosmic Refuge Tree.

These talks were given during the Cosmic Refuge Tree retreat that took place the other week here at Padmaloka.

You'll find the talks via the links below:

Going for Refuge | Dana Retreat

The upcoming Going for Refuge Retreat is now fully booked! However, there's another one coming up in the beginning of next year.

The retreat will be donation based so it'll be a great opportunity to come to Padmaloka, especially if you're in financial difficulties after the winter holidays.

We'll be exploring fundamental questions to our Buddhist lives; what is the unifying principle of Buddhism? What is the central and definitive act of the Buddhist life? And how can we make it an effective one?

To book or to find out more, please follow the link below.

Great Gathering | Limited Places

Our last Great Gathering turned out to be a very special event and the next one in February looks like it will be as well. It was fully booked before the retreat began, so make sure you don't miss out on the upcoming one by placing your booking.

You'll find more information via this link: https://www.padmaloka.org.uk/retreats/2023/mens-great-gathering-weekend-...

Image: cropped and edited drawing by Aloka ©

A New Set of Talks | The Tantric Symbolism of the Vajra

During our most recent Great Gathering retreat Sugarbha and Padmavajra gave two incredibly rich and inspiring talks on the symbolism of the Vajra.

You can watch the video recordings via the links below:

Sugarbha | The Power of the Vajra: An Extraordinary Transformation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbEdHqVGl3o

Padmavajra | Living the Vajra Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrSKV-TdXBc

Image: cropped and edited painting by Aloka

Limited Spaces | Going for Refuge

What is the unifying principle of Buddhism?
What is the central and definitive act of the Buddhist life?
And how can we make it an effective one?

There are just a couple of more spaces available on the Going for Refuge retreat at the end of this month. Make sure to place your booking now so that you don't miss out!


Image: cropped and edited painting by Aloka

An Invitation from Vidyadaka | The Winter Retreat

Why go on retreat at the darkest time of the year to reflect on death? Could it help resolve the problem of life and death? And could it lead us to having a more vivid encounter of the transient beauty of life?

Come on this years Winter Retreat here at Padmaloka and explore life, death and rebirth.

The retreat is led by Vidyadaka and Satyaraja and takes place between the 19th December to 2nd January.