Padmasambhava: The Lightning Guru
"Salutation to Padmasambhava of Blazing light
Who is free from origination, destruction and change,
Perfect in activity, saving all living beings
By means of self-existent compassion
The essence of the immortal Wisdom-body.
With great fervour and fierce faith
I will always pay homage."
Devotion to Padmasambhava
This weekend will mark the beginning of a new phase of Padmaloka Young Men's retreats: The Great Heroes of Enlightenment, where we will be entering into the worlds of great men who have attained liberation in the Buddhist tradition and transformed the world around them through their energy, determination, and love.
Padmasambhava: the Lightning Guru, will be the first of those whose life, and teachings we shall dwell in.
Yogi, teacher, guru, magician; the mysterious figure who overcame the gods and demons of the Tibetan unconscious depths and helped to establish Buddhism in Tibet - we need his influence in our practice if we are to take this life seriously , we need it if we are to radically transform our own minds and establish a world in which Buddhism can flourish.
Join us for a weekend of talks, exploration, meditation, ritual and friendship.
Satyakirti, who will be leading the retreat, says a bit more about the weekend in a video here:
Details and Timings
The weekend retreat will begin with dinner at 18.30 on Friday and finish at 14.30 on Sunday.
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 ask that you take two Lateral Flow Test, one 48 hours before arrival and a second within 24 hours of the retreat starting.
If you haven't taken one by the time you arrive at Padmaloka, we will ask you to do one upon arrival and you will have to wait for the result before entering the buildings.
You can order them free from the UK Government here: Lateral Flow Tests, or from most pharmacies.
In coming on retreat you agree to observe measures laid out in our coming on retreat page here: Coming on Retreat
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.
A Dana Retreat
After the deposit, these retreats will be run on a donation basis.