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2024
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2024
The Ten Pillars

The ten Dharmachari precepts are what an Order member lives by; they are what Bhante has called ‘the Mula Pratimoksha’ – the basic ethical code. Each of the precepts is so precious that they can be likened to ten pillars made of precious substances – diamond, gold, crystal, pearl, etc. – which provide the essential foundation for the cultivation of higher states of consciousness and the development of transcendental insight. There is no spiritual life without them.

On this retreat, we will study and practise these ‘ten pillars’ of Buddhism and life in the Order, reflecting on and discussing them in the context of our own spiritual lives.

In particular, we will be studying Bhante's book The Ten Pillars of Buddhism.

Banner and thumbnail image: cropped painting 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.

This retreat is directly followed by the Great Gathering. Consider making the most of your journey to Padmaloka by booking onto both retreats

Led by
The Ordination Team
Retreat Open To:
Men training for ordination & Dharmacharis
Retreat Type:
GFR 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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