This page is for booking onto the online aspect of the Taste of Freedom hybrid retreat.
"Monks, just as the ocean has the taste of salt, just so does my Dhamma and Discipline have the taste of freedom"
The Padmaloka community invites you to participate in a retreat devoted to the Buddha's teaching on freedom or liberation. According to the Buddha all of the teachings and practices he taught have the flavour of freedom or liberation. Genuine Dhamma leads to emancipation from all negative emotions and ignorance and to the creation of a community that supports such liberation.
On the retreat we will be studying the three lectures from the booklet "The Taste of Freedom": "The Taste of Freedom", "The Path of Regular and Irregular Steps", "Enlightenment as Experience and Non-Experience", as well as "Is a Guru Necessary". To prepare for the retreat please listen to and make notes on all four of the lectures which can be found on Free Buddhist Audio.
Details and Timings
The retreat will start with hellos and an introduction at 8pm on the first evening, and finish with meditation and transference of merits on the final morning at 7am. The complete programme for each full day of the retreat will be sent out closer to the start of the retreat, and it will include morning meditation at 7am, a mid-morning event, a mid-afternoon event, and an evening event.
Each event will be done via the online platform Zoom, and further technical details will be sent out when you book.
Preparing for the Online Event
To make the most of the event we recommend that as far as possible you create retreat-like conditions at home. This might include reducing input, maintaining a daily meditation practice, and taking time to reflect and absorb the meditation and study. You can find some more ideas and guidance on being on an online event here: A Guide to Online Events
A Dana Event
After the deposit, these events will be run on a donation basis.
There will be an opportunity to donate on the last day, or you can do so any time online, but please be aware that by law we are unable to refund donations once they have been given.
Dana gives an opportunity to be a part of the culture of generosity that sits at the heart of Padmaloka, to help keep that heart alive and thriving, and to contribute towards the short and long term ability of Padmaloka to be able to keep on giving that most precious and essential gift of the Dharma to as many men as possible, so please do consider donating what you can based upon your circumstances.
Please Note: Bookings for this event will close midday on Monday 2nd
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