This page is for booking onto the Online aspect of the Cherish the Doctrine, Live United, Radiate Love hybrid retreat.
Cherish the Doctrine. Live United. Radiate Love.
These bold and inspiring statements from Dhardo Rimpoche show us what a Dharma life looks like and will guide us as we explore the value of spiritual friends and teachers in the life of the Triratna Buddhist Order.
Dhardo Rimpoche gave Sangharakshita the Bodhisattva ordination in 1962, after which they became close friends. This significant friendship is at the heart of Sangharakshita's communication of the dharma and illustrates what it means to train for Ordination. Through hearing about their lives and friendship, discussion, meditation and ritual we will come to see the importance of friends and teachers in our own lives.
Each event on the programme will be done via the online platform Zoom, either from the shrine room or in study groups
On the first evening we will gather for an introductory event at 8pm.
On the following days, the programme will be as follows:
• 7am: Double Meditation until 8:30pm
• 11am: Study session until 1pm with a break half way through
• 4:30pm: Meditation, until roughly 5:15pm
• 8pm: Evening shrine room activity
The retreat will finish with the final shrine event on the last full day.
Further technical details will be provided once you have booked a place.
Preparing for the Online Event
To make the most of the event we recommend that as far as possible you create retreat-like conditions at home. This might include reducing input, maintaining a daily meditation practice, and taking time to reflect and absorb the meditation and study. You can find some more ideas and guidance on being on an online event here: A Guide to Online Events
A Dana Event
After a deposit of £70, these events will be run on a donation basis.
There will be an opportunity to donate on the last day, or you can do so any time online, but please be aware that by law we are unable to refund donations once they have been given.
Dana gives an opportunity to be a part of the culture of generosity that sits at the heart of Padmaloka, to help keep that heart alive and thriving, and to contribute towards the short and long term ability of Padmaloka to be able to keep on giving that most precious and essential gift of the Dharma to as many men as possible, so please do consider donating what you can based upon your circumstances.
Banner and thumbnail image: Dhardo's Gaze