Love, Friendship and Community for Everyone
This year’s Padmaloka festival will be completely devoted to love, friendship, and community. There is no doubt that everyone needs more love, friendship and community in their lives and this weekend will be devoted entirely to that theme.
Padmaloka means ‘Lotus World’ because here we try our very best to develop love, friendship and community, not just for ourselves, but as something to share with everyone.
We will spend the day meditating on love, performing rituals evoking the great love of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. We will listen to talks on the theme and, of course, enjoy being with one another in friendship and community amidst the beauty of Padmaloka.
We will be doing all this to go into the world, in the Buddha’s words “for the happiness and the benefit of everyone”.
You are invited to join us for a day of Dharma, reflection, meditation, and puja that is open to all who practise within Triratna.
Booking via the website is essential and places are limited. Lunch is provided.
Details and Timings
The day starts at 10:30am and finishes at 5:00pm. You are welcome to arrive from 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.