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The Mythic Context

Going for Refuge requires the activation of our strongest and deepest emotions. If we are to make any real progress in transforming ourselves, we must transform our emotional life.

We need to activate faith and imagination, opening ourselves fully to ‘the mythic context’ of our lives, with its symbols, images, colours, and stories. In many ways, the Mythic Context makes sense of all the other ordination training retreats.

The central practices of the retreat are the Going for Refuge and Prostration Practice and doing nothing in particular. We recommend you attend this retreat later in your training.

Preparation for the retreat
Please arrive having read Aloka's booklets 'The Refuge Tree as Mythic Context' and 'What Is Myth?' , which you can order from the bookshop here.

Details and Timings

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

Banner and thumbnail image: rupa by Aloka © from the Padmaloka Stupa courtyard

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.

Frequently asked questions

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