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Winter Retreat 2019/20 Now Fully Booked

This year's Winter Retreat, 'From Breath to Bodhi' led by Satyaraja, is now fully booked.

The retreat will be a two-week intensive meditation retreat exploring Sangharakshita's system of meditation, with its five stages of integration, positive emotion, spiritual death and spiritual rebirth.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list for the retreat, email the Guest Master at info@padmaloka.org.uk

New Talks by Maitreyabandhu and Jnanavaca

During the first weekend of October, from Thursday until Sunday, we held our Autumn Short Order retreat. The retreat was led by Dharmacharis Maitreyabandhu and Jnanavaca from the London Buddhist Centre and the theme was 'Entering Emptiness: Approaches to Spiritual Death and Rebirth'.

During the retreat both Maitreyabandhu and Jnanavaca gave a talk. Those talks are now available for all to listen to on Free Buddhist Audio.

You can find them here:

Padmasambhava Day

This is a photo of the Padmaloka Padmasambhava Day shrine.

Padmasambhava is known in Tibet as the second Buddha. He is a semi-historical figure credited with bringing Buddhism to Tibet. He did this by transforming the 'demons' that each night tore down the monastery that he had built in the day. For this reason he is associated with transformation, particularly with the transformation of our subconscious 'demons' so that they work for us, rather than against us.

Thank You to Paul

Here is Paul Klein with his completed Buddha Tile.

Earlier this month, Paul left Padmaloka to go back home to the Cuernavaca Buddhist Centre in Mexico. He has been living here for the past 8 months as a long term working guest. He has been working in the garden along with helping out in the kitchen when needed.

During this time Paul has contributed greatly to Padmaloka. He has worked really hard and the fruits of his efforts were visible in the beautiful flower beds during the summer. He's also been a kind and inspiring presence in the community as a whole.