12th to 17th of February
Vidyadaka's study and discussion group on Going for Refuge is now fully booked, if you would like to be put onto the waiting list for it then please email the Guestmaster on firstname.lastname@example.org
We'll let you know if another one happens in the future.
Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order is the witnessing of the profound act of Going for Refuge. Going for Refuge involves a total transformation of our being and our relationship with others.
During the Lineage of Kalyana Mitrata retreat at Padmaloka, Padmavajra gave a series of live-streamed talks for all men who’ve asked for ordination and Dharmacaris worldwide. The talks are now available for everyone on our YouTube channel.
30th of January to 6th of February
During this retreat we’ll be exploring the essential and foundational teachings for a good meditation practice. It is suitable for both those men who are relatively new to Triratna, who have a regular meditation practice and who want to establish it on sound principles, as well as to experienced meditators who wish to breathe new life into their meditation.
It will cover all areas of working in meditation from posture, balanced effort, working on the hindrances, to access concentration, the dhyanas and insight.
The eight and last set of short talks by Padmavajra on the Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava is now available on our YouTube channel.
I'm afraid to announce that the residential component of the Winter Retreat has had to close this year.
With many places in England now going into a tier 3 lockdown attendance has dropped to a level that has made it infeasible to run the retreat properly.
The online aspect, running in the first week, will continue to run; with three talks by Padmavajra on the Diamond Sutra, meditation instruction from Satyaraja and puja in the evenings, so do consider joining us for this.
If you are booked on the retreat and haven't heard from us yet then do get in touch.
The Smooth Road to Emancipation: Online Guru Yoga Weekend for all Dharamacharis and Dharmacharinis
Join us and over 70 other Order Members (so far!) this Friday for the Guru Yoga Weekend.
This is a special online weekend lead by Padmavajra at Padmaloka on the Guru Yoga from the Tharpe Delam. Bhante was introduced to this practice by the Venerable Khachu Rinpoche at the time of receiving the Padmasambhava abhishekha. He made his own translation of the text with the help of Dhardo Rinpoche and introduced Padmavajra to the practice in 1976.