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Buddhism for Men: The Ultimate Man - A New Weekend Retreat at Padmaloka

28th to 30th January 2022

Buddha: The Awakened One, Knower of Worlds, Teacher of Gods and Men, Bull of a Man, Best of Men, Highest Man, Hero of Men, Sacred Monument of Men, Lion Roaring in the Forest, Lord of Men, Stallion of a Man, Sun of Men, True Man, Ultimate Man. These are just some of the ways the Buddha is described in the Buddhist tradition.

So, who was this ultimate man? Born into wealth, power, and privilege, yet seeing through such things, going forth from them into a life of self-discipline, striving to attain Enlightenment – the highest achievement of human life – eventually gaining this and the total freedom that is inseparable from it. What can we learn from the life of such a man? How can we apply this in our own life, to make the most of our own unrealised potential?

Join us on this residential weekend retreat for men new to Buddhism, as we explore the power of the Buddha's wisdom as exemplified in the story of his extraordinary life through talks, discussion, meditation, and ritual.

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