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Men's Great Gathering Weekend 3 | The Tantric Symbolism of the Vajra

Friday, 14 October 2022 to Sunday, 16 October 2022

Spiritual power is required to make progress on the path to Enlightenment.

'The vajra represents power, spiritual power, the power, we may say, that is inherent in Reality itself'
The Symbolism of the Sacred Thunderbolt, Sangharakshita

The Vajra, also known as the diamond thunderbolt, is whatever cuts through our habitual tendencies toward defensiveness and acquisition. On this Great Gathering, through the tantric symbolism of the Vajra, we will be exploring how to uncover and direct those forces which lead to a more radical embrace of life itself.

Details and Timings

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

This weekend is directly followed by the Men's Open Retreat. Consider making the most of your journey to Padmaloka by booking onto both retreats for a reduced rate here.

Health and Hygiene

For information on our Covid policy and to see our risk assessment please visit our Coming on Retreat page.

Banner and thumbnail image: cropped painting by Aloka © from the Padmaloka Shrine Room

Led By: 
Sugarbha 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: 

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