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The Summer Great Gathering

Friday, 4 June 2021 to Sunday, 6 June 2021

An online event for all men practising within Triratna.

The men's Great Gatherings at Padmaloka are an opportunity for us to come together for a weekend in large numbers to immerse ourselves in Buddhist practice. You can go a long way in your practice in the course of just a few days.

As well as meditations, pujas and discussion groups, there will be a talk on the theme, which will be confirmed closer to the event.

Details and Timings

The retreat will start with hellos and an introduction at 8pm on the first evening, and finish at 1pm on the Sunday. The complete programme for each full day will be sent out closer to the start of the retreat, and it will include morning meditation at 7am, a mid-morning event, a mid-afternoon event, and an evening event.

Each event will be done via the online platform Zoom, and further technical details will be sent out when you book.

Preparing for the Weekend

To make the most of the weekend 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 £15, 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.

Please Note: Bookings for this event will close midday on Thursday 3rd June

Led By: 
Padmavajra and the Men's European Mitra Convenors
Retreat Open To: 
Men familiar with the mindfulness of breathing and metta bhavana, and open to ritual
Retreat Type: 
Open Retreat
Booking Availability: 
Spaces
£15.00
GBP