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A New Talk by Padmavajra | Establishing the Dharmacharya

A New Talk by Padmavajra | Establishing the Dharmacharya

What is the history of the Dharmachari Ordination in the Triratna Buddhist Order? What are the other various 'chariyas' in Buddhist tradition? And most importantly, how do we establish and deepen the Dharmacharya; the life lived in and through the Buddha's teaching? Perhaps in doing so, we'll eventually be able to discover for ourselves the profound truth of the Buddha's Enlightenment.

- A new set of talks for Order Members by Padmavajra -

In this series of talks, Padmavajra explores the Song of the Four Mindfulnesses by the Seventh Dalai Lama, Kalzang Gyatso.

These four mindfulnesses are, Mindfulness of the Guru or Teacher who inspires and instructs; Mindfulness of the Bodhicitta, the pure intention to gain Enlightenment for all beings; Mindfulness of ourselves as the Enlightened Deity; and Mindfulness of the Perfect Vision of Emptiness, and together they cause "the rain of blessings to fall".

Michael Montgomery | Public Ordination | 6/10

In just a few days time, Michael Montgomery will have his public ordination here at Padmaloka.

Michael is a former Padmaloka community member and he's now currently living in America. He's flying over to join us tomorrow to prepare for his ordination, and afterwards he will participate in the Autumn Short Order Retreat as the 'youngest' order member.

We're all looking forward to this special event, and if you wish to join us, the public ordination will be live streamed and available to be seen on YouTube. It will take place at 10.00 on the 6th October.

Public Ordinations

On the first of October, three men will be publicly ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order here at Padmaloka.

The event will be live streamed and available to be seen via this link: https://youtu.be/zSxQIFrCBH4

There are still places available on the System of Dharma Life retreat, during which the ordinations will happen. To book or to find out more, please follow this link: https://www.padmaloka.org.uk/retreats/2022/system-dharma-life

2023 Programme | Thanks for all the help!

Many, many thanks for all the help that we've received in getting the 2023 programmes ready to be sent out!

Darragh, who came all the way from Cambridge, has dedicated a lot of time and energy into this project over the past week. We've also received help from a handful of guys in Norwich; Tim, Pierre, Matirivaca, Charley and Chris. Together with them, the guys on the Mythic Context retreat who gave us a hand during the work morning, and the support team, we're not far from having the programme launched!