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The Meaning of Conversion in Buddhism - Residential

Friday, 12 February 2021 to Wednesday, 17 February 2021

This page is for booking onto the Residential aspect of The Meaning of Conversion in Buddhism hybrid retreat.

Ordination into the Triratana Buddhist Order is the witnessing of the profound act of Going for Refuge. Going for Refuge involves a total transformation of our being and our relationship with others.

In order to gain a deeper understanding of what that entails we will be studying an early lecture series of Bhante Sangharakshita - The Meaning of Conversion in Buddhism - which explores four important turning points in this process of total transformation as described in the Buddhist tradition: Going for Refuge, Stream Entry, the Arising of the Bodhicitta, and the Paravrtti or 'turning about in the deepest seat of consciousness'.

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/PadmalokaRAx

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/PadmalokaEGx

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 used in the past on a week-long retreat, then the amounts are as follows:
• Waged: £194
• Concession: £162
• Unwaged: £125

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.

Bookings for our residential retreats are now open for bookings for all, there will be a limited number of reserved places so once bookings reach a certain number you will be put onto a waiting list for the retreat, we will contact you to let you know if that is the case.

Due to limited spaces, please only book onto one residential retreat for each programme of four months, you can book on as many of the online retreats as you would like to.

Banner and thumbnail image: cropped painting of Amoghasiddhi by Aloka © from the Padmaloka Shrine Room

Led By: 
The Padmaloka Ordination Team
Retreat Open To: 
Men training for ordination in UK and Europe
Retreat Type: 
Going for Refuge Retreat
Booking Availability: