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Men's Great Gathering Weekend 1 | Energy and the Symbolism of the Stupa

Friday, 18 February 2022 to Sunday, 20 February 2022

This weekend is now fully booked, to be put on the waiting list please email the guestmaster on info@padmaloka.org.uk

"Enlightenment depends on energy. For without energy there is no goodness, just as there is no movement without wind."

These are the words of the great 8th century Buddhist master, Shantideva, making it crystal clear that energy directed towards the Good is essential to the path to Enlightenment. But so often, although we know what is good, we feel unable to direct our energies in its direction.

On this Great Gathering, through the Tantric Symbolism of the Stupa, we will explore how to free up, transform and direct all our energies for the Enlightenment of all.

Details and Timings

The retreat starts with dinner on the first day at 6:30pm and finishes after lunch on the final day at 2:30pm.

This weekend is directly followed by the Essential Meditation retreat led by Padmasagara, Vidyadaka and team. To book onto both this weekend and the Essential Meditation retreat at a reduced rate, click here.

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.

If you have been in contact with somebody who has tested positive for Covid-19 within the past 7 days, please contact us on 01508538112 or email us on info@padmaloka.org.uk; we may ask you to take daily lateral flow tests if it is still appropriate for you to come on retreat.

To come on this weekend it is essential that you have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

We ask that you take two Lateral Flow Tests, one 48 hours before arrival and a second within 24 hours of the retreat starting.
You can order them free from the UK Government here: Lateral Flow Tests, or from most pharmacies.

For more information on our Covid policies and to see our risk assessment you can visit our Coming on Retreat Page.

Led By: 
Dharmashalin and the Men’s European Mitra Convenors
Retreat Open To: 
Men familiar with meditation as taught in Triratna and open to Buddhist ritual
Retreat Type: 
Open Retreat
Booking Availability: 
Fully Booked - Balance Payments Only

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