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Fully Booked | Spring Going for Refuge Weekend | Going Forth and Commitment

The 'Spring Going for Refuge Weekend | Going Forth and Commitment' is coming up in a few weeks time and we look forward to seeing so many men who've asked for ordination here for it!

The retreat is currently fully booked but there's a waiting list available.

If you'd like to have your name down on the waiting list, please email the Guest Master on info@padmaloka.org.uk

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Explore the myth of Padmasambhava with other young men

In this video, Satyakirti invites all men aged 30 and under to a week long retreat on Padmasambhava.

Padmaloka is one of the names of Padmasambhava’s Pure Land, a land that is entirely conducive to the attainment of Enlightenment. So we will make two kinds of journey: one the physical journey to Padmaloka the retreat centre, and the other a spiritual journey where through our efforts we will move towards the Pure Land of Padmaloka. Together we will dive deep into this story which is so current in our time deprived of true myths.

Great Gathering 1 | Weather Situation

Given the weather situation with the storm that is currently hitting the UK, we thought we'd send you some information with regards to this in relation to the Great Gathering that you've all booked onto and that is due to begin here at Padmaloka this evening. 

An increasing number of areas of the UK are being marked with red warnings, and you can find out more about this and your own specific are via this link: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/

The Smooth Road to Emancipation - Residential Guru Yoga Weekend

Residential Spaces Now Available for Dharmacharis.

Book now to come on the residential Guru Yoga Retreat:

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Bhante was introduced to this practice by the Venerable Khachu Rinpoche at the time of receiving the Padmasambhava abhishekha. He made his own translation of the text with the help of Dhardo Rinpoche and introduced Padmavajra to the practice in 1976.

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.

The Smooth Road to Emancipation - Online Guru Yoga Weekend for all Dharmacharis and Dharmacharinis

This is a special online weekend for all Order Members led by Padmavajra at Padmaloka on the Guru Yoga from the Tharpe Delam.

Bhante was introduced to this practice by the Venerable Khachu Rinpoche at the time of receiving the Padmasambhava abhishekha. He made his own translation of the text with the help of Dhardo Rinpoche and introduced Padmavajra to the practice in 1976.

The Padmaloka 2022 Programme - Live and Ready for Bookings



There is a full programme of open retreats, GFR retreats and Order retreats including new themes:

The Ultimate Man: An introductory weekend on the Buddha as The Ultimate Man, where we will explore the power of the Buddha's wisdom as exemplified in the story of his extraordinary life.
28th to 30th January

Traversing the Imaginal World: An introductory weekend on the Buddha as The Ultimate Man, where we will explore the power of the Buddha's wisdom as exemplified in the story of his extraordinary life.
23rd to 30th October

The Brahmaviharas: Come on it as well as a GFR Retreat

We've still got space for the Brahmaviharas coming up next Friday, so if you would like to come on it and you've already booked onto a GFR retreat, then please do go ahead and book, you're welcome to do both.

If you'd like to come on it and you're not booked onto a GFR retreat then go for it and book on as well!

We look forward to having as many men as possible joining us to meditate on the Brahmaviharas next week.

The Brahmaviharas - An Intensive Meditation Retreat

- From the 3rd to the 10th of September -

The Brahmaviharas - Metta (loving-kindness), Mudita (sympathetic joy), Karuna (compassion), and Upekkha (equanimity) - are a series of profound meditation practices that encourage us to be honest about our real feelings and attitudes towards people while also giving us a taste of the sublime emotions of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.

Sangarakshita calls metta the emotion which is in harmony with reality. Metta is thus the emotional equivalent of Insight.