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Working Guest Stay at Padmaloka

Thank you to Daniel Canning from the Dublin Buddhist Centre for all of the work he put in during his working guest stay. It was a real delight to have him as part of the community for just over a month.

Here is Daniel and Sanghadasa at his birthday meal in Norwich, the day before he travelled back to Dublin.

He will soon be taking part in the Dharma Life course at Adhisthana. We wish him all the best for that and look forward to his return to Padmaloka.

Transforming People's Lives in India

On the Bodhisattva Ideal retreat which ended yesterday, we were treated to a talk by Dhammachari Amoghasiddhi, an Indian Public Preceptor and Ordination Team member from Nagpur.

In the talk he spoke about the Bodhisattva Ideal in India. He vividly demonstrated how the Dhamma can radically transform people's lives, liberating them from a hellish existence. Using the examples of his own life, as well as the lives of Bhante Sangharakshita and Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, he illustrated how if we are to live a meaningful life, we mustn't turn away from the suffering of others.

New Padmaloka Talks Now Available

Last month, the Mythic Context retreat took place at Padmaloka. This retreat is dedicated to exploring the realm of 'undefined and even indefinable meaning', using symbol and myth as a way to take us beyond our rational understanding.

During this retreat, some of the Ordination Team gave talks on how myth plays a part in their lives. Two of those talks, one by Padmasagara and one by Sanghadasa, are now available on Free Buddhist Audio, you can find them here:

Padmaloka Festival Day Talk Now Available

Last Sunday we hosted our first ever Open Festival Day. It was a wonderful day with an atmosphere of celebration, friendship and appreciation.

During the day, Padmavajra gave a talk entitled 'The Buddha, Memory and the Bodhisattvas'. That talk is now available on Free Buddhist Audio.

You can find it here: http://bit.ly/PadmalokaFestivalDay


detail of Buddha Tile line drawings by Aloka ©