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Men's Great Gathering Weekend 3 | The Tantric Symbolism of the Vajra

Friday, 14 October 2022 to Sunday, 16 October 2022

Spiritual power is required to make progress on the path to Enlightenment.

'The vajra represents power, spiritual power, the power, we may say, that is inherent in Reality itself'
The Symbolism of the Sacred Thunderbolt, Sangharakshita

The Vajra, also known as the diamond thunderbolt, is whatever cuts through our habitual tendencies toward defensiveness and acquisition. On this Great Gathering, through the tantric symbolism of the Vajra, we will be exploring how to uncover and direct those forces which lead to a more radical embrace of life itself.

Details and Timings

The retreat starts with dinner on the first day at 6:30pm and finishes on the final day at around 2:30pm.

This weekend is directly followed by the Men's Open Retreat. Consider making the most of your journey to Padmaloka by booking onto both retreats for a reduced rate here.

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 weekend 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.
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.

Banner and thumbnail image: cropped painting by Aloka © from the Padmaloka Shrine Room

Led By: 
Sugarbha and the Men’s European Mitra Convenors
Retreat Open To: 
Men familiar with meditation as taught in Triratna and open to Buddhist ritual
Retreat Type: 
Open Retreat
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