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'What is the Order?' - Online Retreat

Going for Refuge to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha needs a specific spiritual community for it to be fully expressed: it needs, in other words, an Order.

The Triratna Buddhist Order transcends the distinction between monk and lay and places the spiritual and existential act of Going for Refuge at its very heart.
During this retreat we’ll be exploring the essence of the Triratna Buddhist Order.

This retreat takes place between 1st and 6th of April and is open for men who’ve asked for ordination and order members in the UK and Europe.

New Prints Available

Last year we had the blessing of receiving two new paintings for the Padmaloka Shrine Room made by Dharmacari Aloka. One being of Vajrayogini and the other one of Vairochana. We’re delighted to announce that the prints of the paintings are now available in the Padmaloka bookshop.

The prints are available in A5, A4 and A3 format and can be ordered via this link: https://www.padmaloka.org.uk/shop/photos

(The link works if used in web browser)

- A new talk by Padmavajra - Reflections on The Vase of Initiation -

In this talk, given to a gathering of dharmacharis and men who have asked for ordination, Padmavajra gives some reflections on the Vase of Initiation, a ritual object used in the Triratna Public Ordination ceremony. Among other things, he explores the themes of the stages of purification and Sangharakshita's Tantric Version of the Five Precepts, which look at the Dharma life in terms of energy.

Please follow this link to access the talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RkDQbPgV8o

Padmaloka Summer Programme: Now Live for Bookings

We are delighted to announce that the Padmaloka summer programme has just gone live and is ready for bookings!

There are some new themes coming out with this programme:

The Buddha’s Victory, exploring the Buddha as the victorious one, the ‘Jina’;
Awakening Imagination, a retreat where we will look into Bhante’s exploration of the imagination in two lectures: 'St Jerome Revisited' and 'The Journey to Il Convento';
The Taste of Freedom, where we will delve into the Buddha's teachings on Freedom or Liberation.

The Lions Roar

"The Buddha has the lion's roar, the sound of a thundering cloud, he has the divine voice, like the highest of gods."

When the lion roars in the jungle, all other beasts go silent - they know the king of beasts is around and has proclaimed his sovereignty. The Buddha's communication of the Dharma is likened to the lion's roar. When the Buddha communicates the Truth is proclaimed in all its fullness and the only thing to do then is to listen well and heed what is said because this truth will set us free from all the limitations that we impose on ourselves.

The Spring Great Gathering – Fully Booked

The Spring Great Gathering here at Padmaloka is now fully booked with an amount of 200 reserved places. This weekend retreat looks like it will be the biggest event that Padmaloka has ever hosted.

If you're interested in attending the retreat and haven't yet had the chance to book, then we do have a waiting list available. Please send an email to the Guest Master at Padmaloka at info@padmaloka.org.uk, and we'll put your name down on the list and get in touch with you as soon as a place becomes available.

152 Bookings on The Spring Great Gathering

Dear Friends,

We're delighted to announce that we currently have 152 bookings on the upcoming Spring Great Gathering weekend retreat here at Padmaloka. It will be the biggest online event that we've ever hosted, and there are still places available.

To see Vidyadaka inviting you to join us for the weekend, please follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD6LFLczaAY&feature=youtu.be