This year's Padmaloka Winter Retreat 'Brahmaviharas and the Awakening of the Bodhi Mind' is filling up fast, faster even than previous Winter Retreats. This is an intensive meditation retreat led by Satyaraja, with talks by Padmavajra, this retreat is only open to Dharmacharis and men who are training for Ordination. At this rate this retreat will become fully booked with a waiting list, to avoid finding yourself on the waiting list you can secure your place with a non-refundable £50 deposit.
All our 2016 retreats are now available to book on the website: http://www.padmaloka.org.uk/retreats.
We hope you can join us, 2016 is a particularity special year here as it marks our 40th anniversary and there are several significant additions to our retreat programme to mark the occasion.
It's always worth looking a head a little way, not least when our Winter Retreat usually ends up fully booked with a waiting list...
Brahmaviharas and the Awakening of the Bodhi Mind
Out of loyalty to his friend Alaya, Aloka has given Padmaloka a portrait of Alaya which Aloka has painted. In recent years Alaya's health has deteriorated considerably and Aloka is keen that we bear Alaya in mind, not least because of the substantial contribution Alaya has made to our tradition.
For those of you who may not know about Alaya's background, Aloka has detailed it below:
After the success of our short Going For Refuge retreat, themed around the great Mahayana Sutra The Vimalakirti Nirdesa and Sangharakshita's profound exposition of it, we're pleased to announce that we are continuing the theme of Mahayana Sutras in our two upcoming short Ordination Training retreat, with the theme of 'Transforming Self and World: Inspirations from the Sutra of Golden Light'.
The dates for the ordination training event in february have now been changed. The retreat will now run from friday the 20th to sunday the 22nd of february.
Originally this was a three day event, but to ensure as many of you could make it as possible, we've decided to hold it as a weekend event instead.
Please contact the Guest Master on email@example.com if you have questions.
The Ten Pillars retreat being held at the end of february 2015 is filling up fast. If you intend to book on this retreat, please do so soon to ensure you get a place. The Ten Pillars is one of our most popular retreats for men who've asked for ordination and last year was booked up a couple of months early.
Here is a link to the retreat page: https://www.padmaloka.org.uk/retreats/2015/ten-pillars
The new programme for 2015 is here. Retreats are available for booking.
We include on or website each year a link to download a separate calender which we find useful.
Dipankara and Maitreya have arrived.
Over the next while, the whole 'wall' either side of the Shakyamini rupa will be 'adorned'.
thank you for your generous contribution to the development of Padmaloka.
Without your help we would not be able to improve Padmaloka’s facilities.
It’s been another year of upgrading Padmaloka and with yours and others support we will be able to continue this work.
“Mutual helpfulness in leading the spiritual life-
such is the foundation of the Buddha Land” – Sangharakshita.
Why do we need your ongoing financial support?