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Spring Going for Refuge Weekend | Going Forth and Commitment

Friday, 18 March 2022 to Sunday, 20 March 2022

This ordination training weekend will culminate in the sending forth ceremony of those men who have been invited to attend the 2022 Guhyaloka ordination retreat.

To provide an inspirational background for this ceremony, we will be exploring the crucial themes of Going Forth, renunciation, striving and commitment. We will do this by exploring two of the oldest Buddhist texts from the life of the Buddha: the suttas on Going Forth and the Striving.

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 What is the Order? Going for Refuge retreat. Consider making the most of your journey to Padmaloka by booking onto both.

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.

We no longer have any single rooms available, please take this into account when booking

Banner and thumbnail image: cropped painting by Aloka ©

Led By: 
The Ordination Team
Retreat Open To: 
Men training for ordination & Dharmacharis
Retreat Type: 
Going for Refuge Retreat
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