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Spring Going for Refuge Weekend | Going Forth and Commitment

Friday, 18 March 2022 to Sunday, 20 March 2022

This ordination training weekend will culminate in the sending forth ceremony of those men who have been invited to attend the 2022 Guhyaloka ordination retreat.

To provide an inspirational background for this ceremony, we will be exploring the crucial themes of Going Forth, renunciation, striving and commitment. We will do this by exploring two of the oldest Buddhist texts from the life of the Buddha: the suttas on Going Forth and the Striving.

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 What is the Order? Going for Refuge retreat. Consider making the most of your journey to Padmaloka by booking onto both.

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 painting by Aloka ©

Led By: 
The Ordination Team
Retreat Open To: 
Men training for ordination & Dharmacharis
Retreat Type: 
Going for Refuge Retreat
Booking Availability: 
Spaces
£40.00

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