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New Padmaloka Talk Now Available

A New Knowledge of Reality-Buddhism and Poetry

During the System of Dharma Training retreat in December, Dh Maitreyabandhu treated us to a poetry evening.

During the evening, he drew out the deeper meaning and finer detail of five different poems, each around the theme of death with the final poem focusing on spiritual rebirth.

The depth and profundity of the poems was eloquently revealed by Maitreyabandhu.

Padmavajra Talks About Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita

During November's Great Gathering weekend, Padmavajra dedicated the Saturday evening ritual to Urgyen Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community who died on the 30th October this year.

In this moving talk before the ritual, Padmavajra tells us about his relationship with Bhante and Bhante's close relationship to Padmaloka. Bhante founded Padmaloka retreat centre in 1976, spent many years of his life living and writing here and even wrote a poem entitled 'Padmaloka'.

New Padmaloka Talks

This weekend we held our annual sub35 men's retreat. The theme of the retreat was 'Radiate Love'.

The main talk of the weekend was given on Saturday by Vidyavachin. This was then followed by two short personal talks around the theme on Sunday, one given by Prajñahridaya and the other by Arvid.

Those talks are now available on Free Buddhist Audio.

The Death of Our Teacher

From the Order information service:

With great sadness we inform you of the passing away of Urgyen Sangharakshita today 30 October 2018 at approximately 10.00 a.m. in Hereford Hospital. As informed earlier today Bhante had been diagnosed with pneumonia and this morning the Consultant said that Bhante had sepsis from which recovery is not possible.

Lokamdhara's Memorial Service

Lokamdhara died on the 10th of September, he had a long-standing and strong connection with Padmaloka both before and after his Ordination, for a time he lived here whilst helping convert an old ramshackle barn into the Padmaloka shrineroom.

Sona will be conducting a memorial ceremony for Lokamdhara here on Thursday 25th October 2018.
All Order members, mitras and friends and family are warmly welcomed to celebrate Lokamdhara's life.