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Young Men's Retreat | Padmasambhava: Entering the Realm of the Guru

In this video are just a few aspects mentioned from last Young Men’s weekend retreat held here at Padmaloka.

At the end of this month there’s a weeklong one on the same theme, with the same team, at the same place, and it’ll be even more epic than the last one.

Make sure you don’t miss it!

The retreat will take place between 29/4 and 6/5 and is open for Men between the age of 18 and 30.

'What is the Order?' | A New Series of Talks

In this series of talks given during the ‘What is the Order?’ retreat at Padmaloka, five speakers explore the spiritual significance of the four acceptance verses that are recited during the sacred act of ordination, and which lies at the very heart of the Dharma life.

The centrality of Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita, the ineffability of Enlightenment, the nature of true communication and the profound mystery of the Bodhisattva Ideal are just a few of the themes covered in this series.

The Complete Works | Study Bundle

The Complete Works volumes are an incredibly precious resource and of great importance in developing an understanding of the teachings and practices within Triratna as laid out by Bhante Sangharakshita.

They have now been produced as a Study Bundle of 6 volumes which can be ordered at a discount with a free delivery.

For more information, please follow this link: https://www.windhorsepublications.com/product/complete-works-study-bundl...

The Secret Refuges Retreat | 26-31 May

The Secret Refuges: Thursday, 26 May to Tuesday 31 May 2022

Info and booking: https://www.padmaloka.org.uk/retreats/2022/secret-refuges

In his first lecture on the levels of Going for Refuge given in 1978, Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita described the level of Effective Going for Refuge in terms of the secret or esoteric Refuges of the Buddhist Tantric tradition, which are the Guru, the Yidam and the Dakini.

Fully Booked | Spring Going for Refuge Weekend | Going Forth and Commitment

The 'Spring Going for Refuge Weekend | Going Forth and Commitment' is coming up in a few weeks time and we look forward to seeing so many men who've asked for ordination here for it!

The retreat is currently fully booked but there's a waiting list available.

If you'd like to have your name down on the waiting list, please email the Guest Master on info@padmaloka.org.uk


Explore the myth of Padmasambhava with other young men

In this video, Satyakirti invites all men aged 30 and under to a week long retreat on Padmasambhava.

Padmaloka is one of the names of Padmasambhava’s Pure Land, a land that is entirely conducive to the attainment of Enlightenment. So we will make two kinds of journey: one the physical journey to Padmaloka the retreat centre, and the other a spiritual journey where through our efforts we will move towards the Pure Land of Padmaloka. Together we will dive deep into this story which is so current in our time deprived of true myths.

Great Gathering 1 | Weather Situation

Given the weather situation with the storm that is currently hitting the UK, we thought we'd send you some information with regards to this in relation to the Great Gathering that you've all booked onto and that is due to begin here at Padmaloka this evening. 

An increasing number of areas of the UK are being marked with red warnings, and you can find out more about this and your own specific are via this link: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/

The Smooth Road to Emancipation - Residential Guru Yoga Weekend

Residential Spaces Now Available for Dharmacharis.

Book now to come on the residential Guru Yoga Retreat:

Click Here to Book

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.

Buddhism for Men: The Ultimate Man - A New Weekend Retreat at Padmaloka

28th to 30th January 2022

Buddha: The Awakened One, Knower of Worlds, Teacher of Gods and Men, Bull of a Man, Best of Men, Highest Man, Hero of Men, Sacred Monument of Men, Lion Roaring in the Forest, Lord of Men, Stallion of a Man, Sun of Men, True Man, Ultimate Man. These are just some of the ways the Buddha is described in the Buddhist tradition.