This page is for booking onto the residential aspect of the Transcendental Principle hybrid retreat.
Intensive study of the first chapter of Sangharakshita’s magnum opus, ‘A Survey of Buddhism’, is a fundamental part of ordination training.
The purpose of the study is to deepen one’s practical understanding of the Dharma – the basic doctrines and teachings of the Buddha, such as conditioned co-production, the three marks of conditioned existence, the four noble truths and the noble eightfold path. According to Subhuti in the foreword to the most recent edition (published as part of the Complete Works of Sangharakshita), this study ‘usually has considerable impact since it introduces trainees so clearly and inspiringly to the transcendent dimension of the Dharma.’
The retreat starts with dinner on the first day at 6:30pm and finishes on the final day at 10.00am.
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 Manjughosha by Aloka © from the Padmaloka Shrine Room