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Ordination Retreat

Friday, 25 September 2020 to Friday, 2 October 2020

We are delighted to announce the first residential retreat to be held at Padmaloka since March, will be a retreat devoted to the ordination of five men who were due to be ordained in last April.

The retreat will be for the men being ordained, their private and public preceptors and members of the Padmaloka community. We will be following a programme of meditation and silence, culminating in the private and public ordinations.

The public ordinations will be streamed live on Thursday 1st October at 2:30pm
Click here to follow them on YouTube: https://youtu.be/FNuOmMFrZEU

Health and Hygiene

It is vital that you don't come on retreat if you have any symptoms of Covid-19, including a cough, loss or change of smell or taste, a temperature, or any other cold or flu-like symptoms; or if you have been in contact with anyone who has within the past 14 days.

We will be observing strict hygiene and social distancing protocols during the retreat, details of which you can find in our risk assessment here: http://bit.ly/PadmalokaRA8

In coming on retreat you also agree to observe measures laid out in our coming on retreat page here: https://padmaloka.org.uk/coming-retreat
As well as contained within the 'Essential Guide to Being at Padmaloka during Covid', which can be found here: http://bit.ly/PadmalokaEG4

We will be taking every measure we can to prevent the spreading of Covid-19 during retreats, but despite this, there will still remain a risk to those who attend; please consider this when coming on retreat.

If you are unable to attend the retreat due to illness or local lockdown measures then your booking can be transferred to the online aspect of the retreat, or to a future retreat.

A Dana Retreat

After the deposit, these retreats will be run on a donation basis.

If you would like to donate a similar amount to the retreat rates, after the deposit, used in the past on a week-long retreat, then the amounts are as follows:
• Waged: £338
• Concession: £292
• Unwaged: £236

These retreats will have higher running costs than ordinary retreats due to the restricted number of attendees, as well as the extra hygiene precautions we are taking to ensure the safety of all those involved. Yet, we ask that you give what you can based upon your current financial circumstances.

There will be an opportunity to donate near the end of the retreat, or you can do so any time online, but please note that by law we are unable to refund donations once they have been given.

Banner and thumbnail image: cropped painting of the Three Jewels by Aloka ©

Led By: 
Satyaraja and the Ordination Team
Retreat Open To: 
Men training for ordination in UK and Europe
Retreat Type: 
Going for Refuge Retreat
Booking Availability: 
Invitation Only

This retreat is no longer open for bookings