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May UK & Ireland Area Order Weekend Theme Announced

Riding a Tiger – Padmasambhava in the Life of the Order

Friday 4th to Sunday 6th May

The May Area Order weekend will be devoted to the Rainbow-Bodied One, the Greatly Precious Guru Padmasambhava.

Recently, Bhante reminded us how important Padmasambhava has been for him. He also reminded us that Padmasambhava continues to be very much alive in his own life, as well as in the life of the Order.

During the weekend we will be invoking Padmasambhava and exploring what he means for us.

February UK & Ireland Order Weekend Theme Announced: Mahamaitri

Alokavira writes:

'For those of us not travelling to India for the convention Yashodeva and I of the Midlands Region are pleased to lead this weekend on the practice of the Metta Bhavana. The theme of metta and its importance, its ethical dimension and its possibility for very real and significant transformation will tie in with the re-launch of the Order Metta that will happen on the Order convention at Bodh Gaya.

There will be a good amount of shrine room practice supported by practice-based talks, study, puja and time to meet with friends.'

The 2018 Programme is here

The 2018 programme has arrived at Padmaloka.

Over the next few days we will be busy packing them up and delivering them directly to you and to your local Triratna Centre.

We really hope you enjoy the programme when it arrives. Everyone at Padmaloka is very excited about the year ahead not least because it is the 50th anniversary of the Order. The pages are infused with the Bodhisattva Ideal from first page to last. Aloka’s art, writings from the Ordination Team and quotes from our teachers all serve to bring the ideal to life.

Ordination Training 2 - Theme Announced

'To live without looking up to anyone represents an impoverishment of one’s emotional life and, indeed, an impairment of one’s very humanity.' - Sangharakshita

This week we have announced the theme for our Ordination Training weekend in September - The Garava Sutta. It promises to be a rich and inspiring weekend and the quote above comes from a recent article by Sangharakshita on 'garava'. To read more about the weekend and book your place follow the link below:

David moves to Wales

When people come to Padmaloka in the summer one of the things they comment on the most is how beautiful the gardens are. Over the last 4 months, David Elliot has tirelessly cut, chopped, pruned, fed the local mosquitoes and worked directly with the impermanence of nature. Yesterday we waved him off as he sped back to Wales on his motorbike. It has been a real pleasure to have David as part of the community this summer, a big thanks to him for all his hard work and dedication, we wish him well and look forward to seeing him again.