The Bitendential Value of Being - Living the Dharma Life for all Beings
Shortly after the founding of Padmaloka in 1976, Bhante Urgyen Sangharakshita led a number of seminars on different Buddhist texts. Among these was the seminar on Mind in Buddhist Psychology, material from which became the basis for the books Know Your Mind and Mind in Harmony.
In the course of that seminar, Bhante commented on the phrase "the bitendential value of Being", a description of Enlightenment coined by the Buddhist scholar Herbert V. Guenther. Bhante's commentary is a radical and practical call to living a Dharma life that transcends self and other.
In the course of the weekend we will be hearing a talk on the theme, as well as studying the transcript of Bhante's discussion. As this weekend falls just a few days after the death anniversary of Dhardo Rinpoche, we will also be celebrating Rinpoche, who Bhante regarded as a living Bodhisattva.
As well as that, we will also be having the ceremony of 'sending forth' those men who have been invited on the 2020 four month Guhylaoka Ordination Retreat. As usual the weekend will be filled with meditation sessions, discussion groups, pujas and time to meet one another.
The weekend starts at 6:30pm with dinner on the Friday and finishes after the clear-up on the Sunday at about 2:30pm.
This weekend is directly preceded by the 5 day 'May Grace Abound and Victory' Ordination training retreat. Follow this link to book onto the retreat: http://bit.ly/MayGraceAbound
Please note: there are no more single rooms available for this retreat.