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What is the Order? - Online

Thursday, 1 April 2021 to Tuesday, 6 April 2021

This page is for booking onto the online aspect of the What is the Order hybrid retreat.

Going for Refuge to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha needs a specific spiritual community for it to be fully expressed: it needs, in other words, an Order.

The Triratna Buddhist Order transcends the distinction between monk and lay and places the spiritual and existential act of Going for Refuge at its very heart.

The Programme

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.

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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: 
Spaces
£70.00
GBP