Over the past week we've had the privileged of welcoming and hosting Yashosagara, Adityabodhi and Amoghasiddhi, 3 public preceptors from India. As well as keeping the community well supplied with tasty Chai and stories from India they spent time in retreat with both Padmavajra and Satyaraja, focusing on meditation teachings to take back and share with our brothers and sisters in India. It has been a real joy to have them here at Padmaloka and we wish them a safe onward journey.
-Padmaloka Sub 35s Retreats-
*STEERING TO THE DEEP*
2nd - 4th of December
A weekend exploring the profundity of the Dharma through talks, discussion, ritual, friendship and meditation.
"Just as the mighty ocean has but one taste, the taste of salt, even so the Dharma has but one taste, the taste of Freedom. "
Open to all men aged 18-35 and led by a team of young Order members.
Today the Padmaloka Community led a Work Morning to clear the Surlingham Village allotment pathway. The path had become overgrown with bushes, brambles and nettles, making access to the playpark difficult, especially for pushchairs. We were joined by local residents including Buffy the Black Labrador and we finished clearing the pathway throughout the morning.
The work morning ended suddenly when we accidentally disturbed a wasps nest, resulting in a few stings and a lot of running.
Going for Refuge in the Cremation Ground: Taking Adversity as the Path
30th September to 2nd October
The Ordination team have announced the theme for the second of this year's Ordination Training Weekends.
In the course of the weekend, as well as meditations, pujas and time for friendly meeting, Padmavajra will be giving the key note Dharma talk on Saturday morning and there will ample opportunity to explore the themes raised in discussion groups.
With the new term approaching, it is time to plan ahead and book your 2017 retreat. All retreats are live online now.
The 85 bus from Norwich to Padmaloka is switching back to Anglian bus service, with an update time table :
For details, see the following link :
Some of you may have received already our new 2017 program, it is time to plan your next retreats. Online booking will be open by the end of next week.