FWBO Surlingham

FWBO Surlingham

Charity information

FWBO Surlingham

Padmaloka is the main retreat centre in the UK & Europe for men who have requested Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. Men can attend retreats throughout the year ranging from weekend study retreats to two-week study and or meditation retreats.

Founded 1977

  • Mission statement

    For 40 years Padmaloka has stood at the heart of the men’s wing of the Triratna Order. All who come here join the Padmaloka community in an ongoing exploration of the great treasury of Buddhist tradition, working out its relevance to our lives today.
    Entering into the magic of Padmaloka ‘The Lotus Realm’ whether on a two-week retreat or just for a weekend, we glimpse the Buddhist vision of what we can become as human beings and the sense of the boundless potential for compassion and understanding that resides in every heart.

  • Aims

    FWBO Surlingham aims to:

    • To encourage members and others to live in accordance with the teachings of the Buddha.
    • To support ordained members of the Triratna Buddhist Order and other duly ordained Buddhists, at the discretion of the Council of the Centre.
    • To maintain close communication with and work under the guidance of the Triratna Buddhist Order and in co-operation with other groups with the same objects.
  • Overview

    Established: July 1977

    Registered Charity Number: 273850

    Board members: 12

    Volunteers: 16

    Phone number: 01508 538 112

    Address: Lesingham House nr147al

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