The Padmaloka 2023 programme is hot off the press and will be sent to you very soon...
Who was the Buddha?
What did he discover?
What did he go forth into?
Come on the Young Men's Weekend retreat at Padmaloka for an opportunity to explore these questions and to have a glimpse of great mysteries of the Sage of the Shakyan Clan.
9th to 11th December
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There are still places available for the 7 Day Going Deeper retreat this October.
To book or to find out more, please follow this link: https://www.padmaloka.org.uk/retreats/2022/7-day-going-deeper
Image: cropped and edited painting by Aloka
What does it mean to be an Order Member?
What does it mean to live a life devoted to the Dharma?
Come and explore how one establishes the Dharmacharya.
To book or to find out more, please follow this link: https://www.padmaloka.org.uk/retreats/2022/autumn-going-refuge-weekend-e...
On this short Order retreat, Padmavajra will lead us through a text by the Seventh Dalai Lama entitled the Song of the Four Mindfulnesses. In 1976 Sangharakshita explored this essential text at the end of the Precious Garland seminar.
To book or to find out more, please follow this link: https://www.padmaloka.org.uk/retreats/2022/autumn-short-order-retreat-so...
How do we activate the faith and imagination necessary to transform the depths of our being?
Come and explore the Mythic Context with its symbols, images, colours, and stories.
There are places available still.
To book or to find out more, please follow the link below.
In these two presentations of Sangharakshita's early poetry, Padmavajra explores two of Sangharakshita's early poems, with reference to Bhante's memoirs, diary extracts, poems and other writings.
Waiting for the Stranger: https://www.freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details?num=LOC5421
The Fragrance of the Unseen: https://www.freebuddhistaudio.com/audio/details.php?num=LOC5422
Line drawing by Aloka©
Bhante Sangharakshita's 'A Survey of Buddhism' is an incredibly rich and dense work in which he expounds on all of the essential doctrines in Buddhism. For this very reason the book may come across as a slightly daunting subject of study.
In this talk, Dharmadipa shares his knowledge and expertise in relation to studying the Dharma, and in particular how to approach Bhante's Magnum Opus, 'A Survey of Buddhism'.
In these talks, four speakers from the Ordination Team evokes the nature of the secret (guhya) refuges from the Buddhist tantric tradition; the Guru, the Yidam and the Dakini.
Who and what are they? What is their meaning for us? And how does one go for refuge to them?
The two talks that were given during the Great Gathering last weekend are now available online.
You'll find them via the links below!