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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; or if you have been in contact with anyone who has within the past 14 days.

We ask that you take two Lateral Flow Test, one 48 hours before arrival and a second within 24 hours of the retreat starting.
If you haven't taken one by the time you arrive at Padmaloka, we will ask you to do one upon arrival and you will have to wait for the result before entering the buildings.
You can order them free from the UK Government here: Lateral Flow Tests, or from most pharmacies.

We will be observing enhanced hygiene protocols during the retreat, details of which you can find in our Padmaloka Risk Assessment, which is accessible from the Coming on Retreat page.

We will be taking every measure we can to prevent the spreading of Covid-19 during retreats, but despite this, there will remain a risk to those who attend; please consider this when coming on retreat.

If you are unable to attend the retreat due to illness or local lockdown measures then your booking can be transferred to the online aspect of the retreat, or to a future retreat.

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