Padmasambhava practice retreat

Dedicated to the archetype of total transformation

Guru Padmasambhava

Lived out fully, Buddhist practice is revolutionary. Its purpose is a complete transformation of every element of our lives and of the world around us.

The legendary Tibetan Guru Padmasambhava is an archetype of this transformation. His mythic life story presents a conflict between the forces of light and the forces of darkness – a conflict that takes place within our own hearts and minds. He is associated with the transformation and integration of subconscious energies in particular so that they work for us, rather than against us. Following his example, we can learn to transform our energies from head to toe leaving no stone unturned, to make the most of our precious human existence.

The retreat will involve a week of meditation, chanting, puja and devotion, opening ourselves to the archetypal figure and presence of Padmasambhava who transforms the depths of life and the world as an expression of Bodhicitta; enlightened activity. There will be a simple introduction to visualisation, ritual readings and teachings of Padmasambhava, discussion groups and time to check in. Plus good vegetarian food and leisure time to enjoy the beautiful winter environs of Sudarshanaloka.

‘Tradition is the handing on of the flame, and not the worship of the ashes’ (Gustav Mahler)

Strictly no mobile phones or internet access permitted on retreat.

Open to all. However, numbers are limited to 12 including those leading. Please book early to ensure a place.


Start: 15 July 2023 at 6:00pm
Finish: 22 July 2023 at 12:00pm


$570 / $530 (low)

Caring for each other's health

Before attending, please read our current Covid Guidelines. This is part of how we practice together.


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Tararu Valley, Thames

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