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Bidding Farewell to Harold Bloom

Sat, 19 Oct, 2019 - 19:09

Bidding Farewell to Harold Bloom

Sat, 19 Oct, 2019 - 19:09

Here is a new appreciation of the critic and writer Harold Bloom, who died on October 14th 2019.

Vishvapani is a writer, broadcaster and Buddhist mindfulness teacher. His writing can be found at Wise Attention.

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The sadness I feel at learning of the death, aged 89, of the great literary critic Harold Bloom, is softened only by my incredulity that he was living at all; that is, living in a modern world to which he seemed so alien....

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Ordinations Live From Mexico City - 2019 Edition!

Thu, 17 Oct, 2019 - 19:23

Ordinations Live From Mexico City - 2019 Edition!

Thu, 17 Oct, 2019 - 19:23

A couple of years ago in spring 2017, we were delighted to bring you live coverage of public ordinations taking place in Mexico City. It was a total delight to have so many people around the world tune in for it! 

So we are doubly delighted to let you know that this Sunday (20th) we will be bringing you a second live stream of ordinations from Mexico City Center in La Roma

The ordinations will be live streamed...

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Culture's Peak: An Interview with Harold Bloom by Vishvapani

Wed, 16 Oct, 2019 - 23:23

Culture's Peak: An Interview with Harold Bloom by Vishvapani

Wed, 16 Oct, 2019 - 23:23

This interview with the literary critic Harold Bloom was first published in Dharma Life, 5, Summer 1997. Harold Bloom died on October 14th 2019.

Vishvapani is a writer, broadcaster and Buddhist mindfulness teacher. His writing can be found at Wise Attention.

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When I first encountered Harold Bloom’s work, I discovered a remarkable mixture. Bloom is Professor of Humanities at Yale University, and is widely considered America’s leading literary critic. His many books combine an enormous breadth of reading...

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Follow 'Alchemy of the Dharma' (Triratna International Gathering) Online

Tue, 20 Aug, 2019 - 17:20

Follow 'Alchemy of the Dharma' (Triratna International Gathering) Online

Tue, 20 Aug, 2019 - 17:20

The Triratna International Gathering 2019 starts on Thursday with the theme this year being ‘Alchemy of the Dharma’. There’ll be Dharma talks on transforming self and world, an event on ‘Bhante as alchemist’ with Maitreyabandhu, family friendly activities, workshops on poetry and painting, classical music concerts, plenty of opportunities to meet and make friends over Buddhafield chai and much more.
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We will be bringing coverage of this great gathering, so + follow the International Gathering...

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Arts at the UK & Ireland Area Order Convention

Fri, 9 Aug, 2019 - 17:19

Arts at the UK & Ireland Area Order Convention

Fri, 9 Aug, 2019 - 17:19

Here’s just a sample of the fabulous artwork on display at the UK & Ireland Area Order Convention which is currently taking place at Wymondham College, UK

You might be interested to know that there will be a Triratna Arts Convention for Order members taking place at Adhisthana in October 2020. Follow @triratnaarts on Instagram to find out more!

See all posts about the UK & Ireland Order Convention

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Pathways to the Beautiful Mind: Bristol Rains Retreat 2019

Sat, 27 Apr, 2019 - 13:55

Pathways to the Beautiful Mind: Bristol Rains Retreat 2019

Sat, 27 Apr, 2019 - 13:55

The 2019 Bristol Rains Retreat is now underway! This year’s theme is ‘Pathways to the Beautiful Mind’ which will be using the framework of the Satipatthana Sutta and the 5 spiritual faculties to cultivate receptivity to beauty and truth, while allowing the whole range of our experience to be known. The retreat is being led by Vajradevi who will be exploring the theme through the ‘pathways’ of meditation, reflection, input, discussion and ritual.

We will be sharing the talks from this retreat as it happens over...

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5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #12 Our Big Year

Fri, 21 Dec, 2018 - 18:18

5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #12 Our Big Year

Fri, 21 Dec, 2018 - 18:18

Wow, it’s amazing what you have achieved in 5 years! So many gems have come my way through Buddhist Centre Online. My life and practice has been enhanced by many talks, recommendations for books, reading stories of people’s lives and visuals of places and events. From Australia I feel more fully connected to this world wide movement largely via [The Buddhist Centre Online]. Sadhu sadhu sadhu and happy birthday!” - Maitripala

2018 has been such a big year...

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5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #11 Young Buddhist Project

Fri, 23 Nov, 2018 - 16:39

5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #11 Young Buddhist Project

Fri, 23 Nov, 2018 - 16:39

“For me, just being with other young people… actually this is really important… there’s an energy, there’s a natural friendship, there’s a speaking the Dharma in our own language, in our own time, with our own metaphors, about the life decisions we are currently trying to make” - Singhamati, 2015.
 
In 2008 the European Chairs’ Assembly Development Team - which supports Triratna-wide initiatives around the world - ran a weekend retreat exploring how to inspire...

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5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #10 Revived Indian Buddhism

Thu, 25 Oct, 2018 - 22:53

5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #10 Revived Indian Buddhism

Thu, 25 Oct, 2018 - 22:53

“The greatest thing the Buddha has done is to tell the world that the world cannot be reformed except by the reformation of the mind of man and the mind of the world.” - Dr Ambedkar

Around the seventh century BCE Buddhism began to go into decline in India, the land of its birth. It was only in the late nineteenth century that it began to be revived: firstly, through the work of institutions such as the Maha Bodhi Society, which was...

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