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Traversing the Imaginal World to arrive at the Threshold of the Transcendental

Sunday, 23 October 2022 to Sunday, 30 October 2022

Imagination in the life and writings of Urgyen Sangharakshita

On this Going for Refuge retreat for men who have asked for ordination, we will be exploring the central importance of the imaginal in Bhante’s life and writings.

For Bhante, imagination, myth and symbol are essential to living a full Dharma life. As well as looking at some of his writings and episodes from his life, we will be aiming to discover the images, myths and symbols that are active in our own lives.

In particular, we will be studying Bhante's lectures The Journey to Il Convento and St Jerome Revisited.

Details and Timings

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

This retreat follows on directly from the Autumn Going for Refuge Weekend. 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.

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 retreat 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, please also bring a few Lateral Flow Tests with you as everyone will be required to do a test halfway through the retreat.
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.

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Led By: 
The Ordination Team
Retreat Open To: 
Men training for ordination & Dharmacharis
Retreat Type: 
Going for Refuge Retreat
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