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.
Due to cancellations, two places have just become available on the Transcendental principle retreat. This retreat also forms part of our 'Long Summer Camp' so there are now two places available on this too.
To book on the Transcendental Principle:
Despite bringing in another study leader to increase the capacity of this retreat all the spaces are now taken. If you would like to go onto the waiting list please email the Guest Master: firstname.lastname@example.org
We advise booking early on all of our retreats to avoid the waiting list.
You will find all of retreats here:
The first Ordination Training Weekend of the year is now fully booked, except for any brave soul who would like to camp...
There are still places on the Men's Great Gathering in March: http://www.padmaloka.org.uk/retreats/2016/great-gathering-1-buddhas-nobl...
The theme for the May UK & Ireland Area Order Weekend will be The Lineage of Urgyen Sangharakshita
The weekend will be led by the Padmaloka chapter, as part of the celebrations for our 40th anniversary year.
After the success of the 2015 Winter Retreat, which was fully booked a month before it started even without the usual publicity, we can confirm this year's theme and leader. Satyaraja has agreed to lead it again as a meditation retreat, so as to follow up some of the threads that emerged in last year's retreat and to build upon them. So the 2016 will again be themed on Bramhaviharas and the Awakening of the Bodhicitta.
The retreat will be open only to Dharmacharis and men actively training for Ordination, it is not suitable as a first Ordination training retreat.
2015 was a record breaking year for the amount of men outside of India requesting Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order.
We first saw a significant jump in the amount of Ordination requests a few years ago with the publication of Sangharakshita's paper 'What is the Western Buddhist Order?'. This has continued since and last year saw a total 99 men request Ordination, this is the highest number we have seen in the history of the movement. This marks a great start to 2016, Padmaloka's 40th anniversary year.
Welcoming all men aged 18 to 35 to come and take part in a weekend of meditation, friendship, ritual and discussion, exploring the mysterious archetypal figures of the Four Great Kings
All levels of experience welcome.
Saddhamani and a team of young Order members
Please book via the Padmaloka Website:
We have managed to create a few more spaces on the 'Bodhisattva Ideal' and 'What is the Order?' retreats in November and December this year.
These 5 day retreats have proven very popular and are likely to book up again soon, so if you would like to reserve a place, please book via the website retreats pages: