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UK & Ireland Area Order Weekend 2: Riding a Tiger – Padmasambhava in the Life of the Order

Friday, 4 May 2018 to Sunday, 6 May 2018

Riding a Tiger – Padmasambhava in the Life of the Order

Friday 4th to Sunday 6th May

Please note: there are no more single rooms available.

The May Area Order weekend will be devoted to the Rainbow-bodied One, the Greatly Precious Guru Padmasambhava.

Recently, Bhante reminded us how important Padmasambhava has been for him. He also reminded us that Padmasambhava continues to be very much alive in his own life, as well as in the life of the Order.

During the weekend we will be invoking Padmasambhava and exploring what he means for us.

The weekend will be hosted and led by the Padmaloka chapter. As well as meditation, puja, discussion groups and time to be with one another, Padmavajra and Maitreyabandhu will be giving talks on Padmasmabhava.

See below for the programme.

Immediately following the order weekend, will be a Padmasambhava Sadhana retreat led by Padmavajra and team, so the Order weekend will be a fine preparation for the week of sadhana.
Book on the Padmasambhava Sadhana retreat here.

Padmasambhava

Riding a tiger
The Guru came,
Smile fierce and friendly,
Eyes aflame.

Riding a tiger
From coast to coast,
With his vajra he scattered
The demon host.

Guru, great Guru,
Dispel my sin;
Hurl back the demon
Hordes within;

Transform them to powers
That protect the Right -
Thou, the Thousand-armed,
Thou, the Infinite Light.

Urgyen Sangharakshita

Programme
Friday

6.30pm Dinner
8.00pm Welcome, introduction to theme and dedication ceremony

Saturday

6.30am Rise
7.00am Double Meditation
9.00am Breakfast
10.30am Talk by Padmavajra: Padmasambhava: Blessings like the Myriad of Stars.

take tea to groups

1.15pm Lunch
4.30pm Padmasambhava Sadhana
6.00pm Dinner
8.00pm Puja

Sunday

6.30am Rise
7.00am Double Meditation
9.00am Breakfast
10.30am Talk by Maitreyabandhu: The Teacher (again); The Disciple (again).

take tea to groups

1.15pm Lunch
1.45pm Clear up
2.30pm Depart

Retreat Open To: 
Dharmacharis
Booking Availability: 
Spaces
£110.00

This retreat is no longer open for bookings