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Winter Retreat 2022/23 | Life, Death, Rebirth

Monday, 19 December 2022 to Monday, 2 January 2023

Listening, Reflecting and Meditating on the Bardo Thodol

Oh now, when the bardo of Life upon me is dawning, abandoning idleness – there being no idleness in a devotees’ life – entering into the Reality undistractedly, listening, reflecting and meditating, carrying onto the path knowledge of the true nature of appearances and of Mind, may the Trikaya, the Three Bodies of the Buddha, be realised. Once the human form has been attained, may there be no time or opportunity in which to idle it away.
The Root Verses of the Six Bardos, Padmasambhava

In this retreat we create a ritual space to enter into the root verses of the six bardos and the mandala of the five Buddhas, through meditation, reflection, readings from the Bardo Thodol (Tibetan Book of the Dead), ritual, puja, and periods of silence.

The retreat will be led by Satyaraja, Vidyadaka and team with talks by Padmavajra. Meditation reviews will be provided.

Please contact the Guest Master (info@padmaloka.org.uk) if you haven’t been on an intensive meditation retreat before.

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.

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.

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

Led By: 
Vidyadaka and team
Retreat Open To: 
Men training for ordination & Dharmacharis
Retreat Type: 
Intensive Meditation Retreat
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