Mens Great Gathering online from Padmaloka
Friday 19 February – Sunday 21 February at Padmaloka Mens Retreat Centre
'...in all schools of Buddhism, very great importance is attached to human life: human life for Buddhism represents a great opportunity - a marvellous opportunity, because in this life there is the possibility that one could attain this state of ultimate, of transcendental centrality which we call Buddhahood.'
Sangharakshita - Psycho Spiritual Symbolism in the Tibetan Book of the Dead
These are a set of teachings hidden by the Vajra Guru, Padmasambhava, for a time when men will understand and benefit from them. They are a set of crucial instructions which illuminate the actions to be undertaken by the practitioner when in the intermediate states of existence - life, dream, meditation, death, reality and rebirth.
These clear and vital teachings are exactly what is needed in times of sickness, uncertainty and death; we need a clear map of how to navigate this terrain spiritually, for our own benefit and for others.
As well as meditations, pujas and discussion groups, there will be a talk on the theme by Padmavajra, an interview with Aloka on the theme
|20:00||Introduction, dedication ceremony and Puja|
|10:30||Talk by Padmavajra|
|11:45 - 13:00||Study Groups|
|14:30||An interview with Aloka, the artist who has painted the imagery in the Padmlaoka shrine room|
|20:00||Sevenfold puja and meditation|
|10:30 - 11:30||Study Groups|
|11:45 - 13:00||Q&A with Padmavajra followed by a closing ritual|
For each event it is best to arrive at least 5 minutes early, for study groups we will start 10 minutes early to set up the groups and to resolve any technical difficulties which may occur. Further technical details will be provided once you have booked a place.