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Young Men's Weekend | Shakyamuni: Sage of the Shakyan Clan

Friday, 9 December 2022 to Sunday, 11 December 2022

They call him Buddha, Enlightened, Awake, dissolving darkness, with total vision, and knowing the world to its ends, he has gone beyond all the states of being and of becoming. He has no inner poison-drives: he is the total elimination of suffering.
Pingiya’s Praises of the Way to the Beyond

On this weekend we will dwell on the life and teachings of the Buddha Shakyamuni: Sage of the Shakyan clan.

Great discoverer of the way to Enlightenment, Shakyamuni Buddha is the one who’s lineage we are in. His great realisation beneath the Bodhi tree has flowed down the ages through a great line of teachers and disciples, until finally finding its way to us here and now. Its liberating power can free us from all limitations, psychological and spiritual, ultimately leading us to that place of unshakable peace, unlimited love, and boundless energy.

Join us for a weekend of talks, exploration, meditation, ritual, and friendship.

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.

A Dana Retreat

This retreat is run on a dana basis: you pay the deposit before the retreat, then at the end of the retreat you can give as much as you are able. If, due to financial hardship, you are unable to pay the full deposit, contact the Guest Master about our bursary scheme: info@padmaloka.org.uk.

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 weekend 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.
You can order them free from the UK Government here: Lateral Flow Tests, or from most pharmacies.

Banner and thumbnail image: cropped painting by Aloka ©

Led By: 
Satyakirti and a team young of Order members
Retreat Open To: 
Men aged 18-30
Retreat Type: 
Open Retreat
Booking Availability: 
Spaces
£40.00
GBP