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Autumn Short Order Retreat | The Song of the Four Mindfulnesses

Thursday, 6 October 2022 to Sunday, 9 October 2022

Causing the Rain of Siddhis to Fall

On this short Order retreat, Padmavajra will lead us through a text by the Seventh Dalai Lama entitled the Song of the Four Mindfulnesses. In 1976 Sangharakshita explored this essential text at the end of the Precious Garland seminar. The Four Mindfulnesses that the Seventh Dalai Lama sings of are:

Mindfulness of the Teacher; Mindfulness of the Bodhicitta; Mindfulness of Our Body as a Divine Body; and Mindfulness of the Vision of Emptiness.

As well as studying and discussing the text, we will also be practising meditations associated with it.

Details and Timings

The retreat starts with dinner on the first day at 6:30pm and finishes on the final day at 10.00am.

Health and Hygiene

It is vital that you don't come on retreat if you have any symptoms of Covid-19, including a cough, loss or change of smell or taste, a temperature, or any other cold or flu-like symptoms.

If you have been in contact with somebody who has tested positive for Covid-19 within the past 7 days, please contact us on 01508538112 or email us on info@padmaloka.org.uk; we may ask you to take daily lateral flow tests if it is still appropriate for you to come on retreat.

To come on this retreat it is essential that you have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

We ask that you take two Lateral Flow Tests, one 48 hours before arrival and a second within 24 hours of the retreat starting, please also bring a few Lateral Flow Tests with you as everyone will be required to do a test halfway through the retreat.
You can order them free from the UK Government here: Lateral Flow Tests, or from most pharmacies.

For more information on our Covid policies and to see our risk assessment you can visit our Coming on Retreat Page.

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