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The Mythic Context

Friday, 26 August 2022 to Friday, 9 September 2022

Going for Refuge requires the activation of our strongest and deepest emotions. If we are to make any real progress in transforming ourselves, we have to transform our emotional life.

To transform the depths, we need to activate faith and imagination, opening up fully to ‘the mythic context’ of our lives, with its symbols, images, colours, and stories. In many ways, the Mythic Context is the retreat that makes sense of all the other ordination training retreats.

The central practices of the retreat are the Going for Refuge and Prostration Practice and doing nothing in particular. We recommend you attend this retreat later in your training.

Details and Timings

The retreat starts with dinner on the first day at 6:30pm and finishes on the final day at 10.00am.

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.

We will be observing enhanced hygiene protocols during the retreat, details of which you can find in our Padmaloka Risk Assessment, which is accessible from the Coming on Retreat page.

We will be taking every measure we can to prevent the spreading of Covid-19 during retreats, but despite this, there will remain a risk to those who attend; please consider this when coming on retreat.

If you are unable to attend the retreat due to illness or local lockdown measures then your booking can be transferred to the online aspect of the retreat, or to a future retreat.

Banner and thumbnail image: cropped line drawing by Aloka ©

Led By: 
The Ordination Team
Retreat Open To: 
Men training for ordination & Dharmacharis
Retreat Type: 
Going for Refuge Retreat
Booking Availability: 
Spaces
£70.00

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