Fri
6
Sep
2024
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Sun
8
Sep
2024
Autumn Going for Refuge Weekend

Sangha: A Vital Mutual Responsiveness

In his ground-breaking 1965 lecture ‘Going For Refuge’ Sangharakshita reveals that the experience of Sangha constitutes ‘a shared exploration of the spiritual world between people … in a relationship of complete honesty and harmony’, while the quality of communication enjoyed by such individuals can be described as ‘a vital mutual responsiveness’.

What would it take to come into a relationship with others in this way and how do we cultivate a ‘vital mutual responsiveness’?

During this weekend we won’t be discussing such questions merely in the abstract, we’ll be actively deepening our communication with one another and helping create the bonds of friendship that will form the basis of future generations of the Order.

The weekend will be extra special as it will include talks from new Order members who recently returned from their ordination course at Guhyaloka.

Banner and thumbnail image: cropped line 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 around 2:30pm.

This weekend is directly followed by the Brahmaviharas retreat. Consider making the most of your journey to Padmaloka by booking onto both.

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

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