This page is for booking onto the residential aspect of the Ten Pillars hybrid retreat.
The ten Dharmachari precepts are what an Order member lives by; they are what Sangharakshita has called ‘the Mula Pratimoksha’ – the basic ethical code.
We will study and practice these ‘Ten Pillars’ of Buddhism and of life in the Order on this retreat, as well as reflecting on and discussing them in the context of our spiritual 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
We 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: Photos of the Padmaloka shrine room