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5-Day Going for Refuge Retreat

Eros and Beauty
Thursday, 25 May 2023 to Tuesday, 30 May 2023

Beauty is a central aspect of Bhante’s perspective on the Dharma. He regarded it as one of the keys to translating the Dharma into Western culture and gave it continual emphasis in his writing, teaching, and poetry, as well as in the way he lived his own life.

As early as the 1950s he was writing a series of essays later published as The Religion of Art, while beauty continued to be the central theme in one of his last written pieces: ‘Green Tara and the fourth laksana’.

In order to deepen one’s Going for Refuge it is vital to be able to appreciate the true beauty of the Three Jewels. Therefore, on this retreat, we will be delving into Bhante’s teachings on the theme and arousing our ‘Eros’ – our passionate love and energy – for the Dharma Life. Padmavajra will guide us in that exploration with a series of talks.

Banner and thumbnail image: cropped drawing by Aloka ©

Details and Timings

The retreat starts with dinner on the first day at 6:30pm and finishes on the final day at 10.15am.

Event Study Preparation
The study groups on the retreat will discuss talks given during the retreat. There is no required preparatory study.

Waiting list
Contact the Padmaloka Guestmaster at info@padmaloka.org.uk for a place on the waiting list

Led By: 
The Ordination Team
Retreat Open To: 
Men training for ordination and Dharmacharis in UK and Europe
Retreat Type: 
Going for Refuge Retreat
Booking Availability: 
Fully Booked - Waiting List Available

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