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The Lion's Roar - A Men's sub30s Online Event

Friday, 9 April 2021 to Sunday, 11 April 2021

"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.

This weekend, we will be opening up to the Buddha's Lion's Roar in a variety of ways. In the course of the weekend, Padmavajra will be speaking on the Buddha's Lion's Roar and show how it continues to roar today.

There will also be an opportunity to put questions to Padmavajra about his talk. As well as that, we will be meditating together, performing puja and meeting in discussion groups.

For more information you can watch the video below:

Details and Timings

The programme for the weekend is not yet finalised, but it will be something of the following format:


• 8pm: Introduction, welcome and dedication.


• 7am to 8:30 am: Two led meditations with a break in between
• 10:30am to 1pm: A talk by Padmavajra followed by discussion groups
(Please email questions for the Q & A) to info@padmaloka.org.uk by 9am on Sunday.)
• 4:00pm: Padmaloka Shrine Tour
• 4:30pm: Meditation and reflection
• 8pm: Evening ritual


• 7am to 8:30 am: Two led meditations with a break in between
• 10:30am: Q & A with Padmavajra, followed by discussion groups
(Please email questions to info@padmaloka.org.uk by 9am on Sunday.)
• 12:30am: Closing Ritual

We will send you the Zoom links needed to access the events once you have booked online.

Preparing for the Weekend

To make the most of the weekend we recommend you create retreat-like conditions at home. This might include reducing input and taking time to reflect and absorb the meditation and discussion. 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 £10, this event will be run on a donation basis.

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.

There will be an opportunity to donate on the last day, or you can do so any time online, but please be aware that we are unable to refund donations once they have been given.

Please note: Bookings for this event will close midday on Thursday 8th April.

Led By: 
Prajnahridaya and Team of Young Order Members
Retreat Open To: 
Open to men aged 18-30 who are familiar with meditation as taught in Triratna and open to ritual
Retreat Type: 
Open Retreat
Booking Availability: 
Fully Booked - Waiting List Available

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