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Working Guest Stay at Padmaloka

Thank you to Peter Milton from the Stockholm Buddhist Centre for staying with us as a working guest for a couple of weeks. It was great to be able to make use of his carpentry skills, here he is putting up some new shelving in the laundry room, providing much needed storage space.

Peter's stay also coincided with the European Chairs Assembly taking place at Padmaloka. During such a busy event Peter was an invaluable source of help, working hard in the background to make sure that everything remained clean and tidy so that the Chairs could focus on their important work.

Working Guest Stay at Padmaloka

Thank you to Daniel Canning from the Dublin Buddhist Centre for all of the work he put in during his working guest stay. It was a real delight to have him as part of the community for just over a month.

Here is Daniel and Sanghadasa at his birthday meal in Norwich, the day before he travelled back to Dublin.

He will soon be taking part in the Dharma Life course at Adhisthana. We wish him all the best for that and look forward to his return to Padmaloka.

Transforming People's Lives in India

On the Bodhisattva Ideal retreat which ended yesterday, we were treated to a talk by Dhammachari Amoghasiddhi, an Indian Public Preceptor and Ordination Team member from Nagpur.

In the talk he spoke about the Bodhisattva Ideal in India. He vividly demonstrated how the Dhamma can radically transform people's lives, liberating them from a hellish existence. Using the examples of his own life, as well as the lives of Bhante Sangharakshita and Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, he illustrated how if we are to live a meaningful life, we mustn't turn away from the suffering of others.