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Padmaloka Autumn-Winter Programme 2020 Now Released

It's been almost 6 months since we had our last residential event here at Padmaloka, the Friends and Guest week, and since then it has just been the community occupying the halls and rooms of Padmaloka, keeping the atmosphere of the shrine room alive and the dust and dirt off the walls and floors.

We were delighted to announce that we will be opening for hybrid events, both residential and online. For the time being the residential aspects of these will be run on an invitation only basis, to enable us to test out our new hygiene measures.

The Bodhisattva Ideal - Online Study Seminar - Spaces Available

The Bodhisattva Ideal is one of the sublimest spiritual ideals that mankind has ever seen.

Spaces available on the Bodhisattva Ideal online study seminar.
Saturday, 18 July 2020 to Thursday, 23 July 2020

In this online study seminar we will explore the Bodhisattva Ideal and how it can be ever more fully and deeply lived out in our Order and community. The study material will be Sangharakshita's original lecture series 'Aspects of the Bodhisattva Ideal' given in 1969.

May Grace Abound and Victory

The next study seminar coming up this Saturday for men training for Ordination within Europe.

Urgyen Sangharakshita once said that the chanting of the Pali Tiratana Vandana – the Salutation to the Three Jewels – is the morning puja of the Triratna Community.

We will be live streaming from the Shrine Room at 7am every morning (including the first one), so you can join the Padmaloka community in the chanting of the Tiratana Vandana and for meditation. There will also be a live streamed puja from the Padmaloka Shrine Room on the second evening.

"What is so special about me?" - Shantideva's Perfection of Meditation

In the penultimate talk in his series devoted to the Bodhicaryavatara, Padmavajra explores chapter eight, the Perfection of Meditation (dhyana paramita). In this chapter, Shantideva tells us that in order to go deeply into meditation, we need to go into the solitude of body and mind, renouncing all worldly attachments and the usual way in which we relate to others. Having doing that, he shows how to develop an entirely new mind and heart, with a completely different way of being with others.