After a pause in posting these photos, I think it's about time to show you all some more.
Here is the newly ordained Dharmachari Devaghosha from the London Buddhist Centre with his Buddha Tile. It's lovely to see him wearing his robe and kesa.
If you'd like to be notified when tiles become available again, email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waiting list.
Last month the annual East Anglian Men's Retreat took place at Padmaloka. This retreat brings together men from various centres, including Cambridge Buddhist Centre, Colchester Buddhist Centre, Ipswich Buddhist Centre and Norwich Buddhist Centre.
During this weekend, Dh Sarvananda gave a talk entitled 'From Literal to Liberated Mind' in which he spoke about how engaging with the arts can awaken our imagination and open up the rich world of myth and symbol.
Here is my attempt at painting a Buddha Tile. Like so many others I really enjoyed it as a practice of mindfulness and devotion.
If you'd like to be involved with the project, email email@example.com to be added to the waiting list to receive a tile when they next become available.
The Padmaloka 2020 programme has now been sent to people's houses.
Once you receive the programme you will be able to immediately book onto the retreats in there via the Padmaloka website.
Here is a photo of Dharmachari Surata from the Ordination Team with the new programme. We hope you enjoy reading the articles in there and are inspired to book onto the retreats.
It will be another year of rich Dharma activity at Padmaloka.
You may have noticed that we haven't posted anything to our social media pages recently. That is because we've been busy getting everything ready so that the 2020 programme can be sent out.
Today we took all of the programmes we'll be sending to individuals to the main Post Office depot in Norwich. This means that they should be arriving at your homes on Wednesday morning.
Once your programme arrives you will be able to book onto any of the retreats via the Padmaloka website.
We hope you enjoy the programme!
Yesterday during the first work morning of the Transcendental Principle retreat, we started packing the 2020 programmes.
Here is a photo of some of the seven men who were working hard to get the programmes sent out.
The programmes will be arriving at people's houses at the beginning of September. When your programme arrives, the website will be ready for you to book onto your retreats for 2020.
Last Friday we received the very special delivery of our 2020 programmes.
During the next couple of weeks, we will be packing them up ready to send out to you. Keep an eye out for further updates on our progress.
In the meantime, there are still spaces on our retreats this year. Find out more about what's by following the 'Retreats' button at the top of this page.
Thank you to Dharmachari Alokavira for editing the programme and Dharmachari Shantavira for proof-reading.
Last week our order arrived of eight new offering bowls to go around the stupa of Dhardo Rimpoche which sits at the heart of Padmaloka.
They arrived just in time for our next retreat, the Transcendental Principle. Now that there are eight rather than four, there will be more room for offerings to be made.
Here are some images from our most recent project-replacing the windows behind the Buddha in the Shrine Room.
The double glazing on the old windows had failed, meaning that heat from inside the shrine room was escaping. It also meant that the glass didn't look very attractive and sound from the lane outside could more easily enter.