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5-Day Open Retreat: A Boundless Vision of Limitless Awakening

The Lotus Sutra is not just a profound Buddhist text, it is a vast universe of wonder and mystery that communicates its spiritual abundance through image, symbol, myth and parable. This universe spans unimaginable vistas of time and space, populated by vast assemblies, surrounded by breathtaking beauty, and perfumed by the miraculous.

On this retreat, Ratnaghosa will give a series of far-reaching talks exploring and unfolding numerous images, parables and themes from the sutra, weaving them together so that we can see the deep significance of our quest for growth and meaning, a significance that reaches far beyond our personal concerns, a significance that connects us with all life and enables us to see the part we play within what Sangharakshita describes as ‘The Drama of Cosmic Enlightenment’.

Details and Timings

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

This retreat follows on from the Men's Great Gathering. Consider making the most of your journey to Padmaloka by booking onto both retreats for a reduced rate, which you will find on the booking form (Note: The concession rate discount appears to be lower than the retreat rate, but the overall price is still lower)

Led by
Ratnaghosa, Sanghanistha, and team
Retreat Open To:
Men familiar with meditation as taught in Triratna and open to Buddhist ritual
Retreat Type:
Open Retreat
Booking Availability:
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Coming on retreat

Coming on a retreat at Padmaloka is a step into another way of being, where we temporarily take up a way of life that is more supportive of Buddhist Practice. We go forth from our ordinary circumstances, our comforts and distractions so that we can discern and move towards our ideals and help others to do so as well.

When booking a retreat at Padmaloka it is important to get a sense of how you will be living here - what our customs, etiquettes and requirements for being on retreat are.

Frequently asked questions

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