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Understanding Blake: A Triratna Blake Reader

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Wed, 2 May, 2018 - 17:35

Understanding Blake: A Triratna Blake Reader

Posted by Sadayasihi to Community Highlights on Wed, 2 May, 2018 - 17:35

Satyalila and Prajnamati have put together A Triratna Blake Reader, offering a friendly way in to understanding Blake and the light he can shed on Bhante’s presentation of the Dharma.

It begins with Bhante’s essay ‘Buddhism and William Blake’ first published in the heyday of the ‘Blake era’ around the London Buddhist Centre. Blake was ‘in the air’ just as he’s been around ‘in the DNA’ of Bhante’s approach to the Dharma.

The second piece is Satyalila’s talk from the last Blake retreat at...

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Community Highlights

Meditating In The Caves At Bhaja

Posted by Centre Team to Community Highlights on Mon, 19 Feb, 2018 - 17:24

Meditating In The Caves At Bhaja

Posted by Centre Team to Community Highlights on Mon, 19 Feb, 2018 - 17:24

We got up early today to meditate in the early Buddhist caves at Bhaja, which are over 2000 years old! 

For more pictures and stories from around Triratna, follow us on Instagram or Twitter or Facebook...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Abhaya On Beauty and The Imagination as Ways to Liberation - New Podcast

Posted by Centre Team to Buddhist Centre Features on Wed, 24 Jan, 2018 - 14:51

A deep-dive of a conversation between Abhaya and Satyalila, framing the practice of the Dharma as a path towards beauty, letting go, and liberation of the heart and mind. 

Abhaya speaks frankly about the very early days of the FWBO (now Triratna) and how his understanding of Urgyen Sangharakshita’s systematic approach has evolved alongside his personal connection to his teacher and friend. We also hear how his early inspiration around the Tibetan text translated as ‘Self Liberation Through Seeing with Naked...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

LBC in cinemas nationwide this Friday!

Posted by Singhamanas to London Buddhist Centre on Wed, 27 Sep, 2017 - 09:59

LBC in cinemas nationwide this Friday!

Posted by Singhamanas to London Buddhist Centre on Wed, 27 Sep, 2017 - 09:59

The main shrine room at the London Buddhist Centre is playing a lead supporting role in this new film - Daphne - written by local Mitra Nico Mensinga.

The film features a Mitra ceremony, as well as acting debuts from Jnanavaca (two words), Prajnamanas (one mantra) & Subhadramati (no speaking part this time).

Here are some reviews: guardian, hollywood reporter, indiwire

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Urthona - A Journal of Buddhism and the Arts
Urthona - A Journal of Buddhism and the Arts

Urthona Sci-Fi and Fantasy issue

Posted by Ratnagarbha to Urthona - A Journal of Buddhism and the Arts on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 11:50

Urthona Sci-Fi and Fantasy issue

Posted by Ratnagarbha to Urthona - A Journal of Buddhism and the Arts on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 11:50

2018 ISSUE OF URTHONA ON THE THEME OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY
Please let us know if you have any thoughts about a Buddhist perspective on this kind of literature, or any author recommendations – apart from the obvious ones.

Science Fiction and Fantasy allow unfettered licence to the imagination. This can be liberating but also it has drawbacks. Many books in these genres lack emotional depth,...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

London Buddhist Centre Autumn Magazine

London Buddhist Centre Autumn Magazine

Posted by Charlotte Lawes to Community Highlights on Mon, 7 Aug, 2017 - 16:38

Each season the London Buddhist Centre publishes a wonderful magazine and programme packed full of great articles, poems, images and more.

In this edition we are treated to a celebration of the children and families in the Sangha, paintings by Kusalasara, a poem by Vishvantara, a cartoon strip on hindrances to meditation, banker-turned-Buddhist fundraiser Amalavajra, from FutureDharma Fund, on love and money, and music maker Tim Exile features in the latest instalment of Diary of a London Buddhist.

You can also follow the ...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Happy Holidays!

Posted by Candradasa to Buddhist Centre Features on Sun, 25 Dec, 2016 - 03:40

Happy Holidays!

Posted by Candradasa to Buddhist Centre Features on Sun, 25 Dec, 2016 - 03:40

Holiday greetings from us to you, wherever you are! Lettering made by Suriyavamsa - good advice for any season, every year…

Words from the Ratnagunasamchayagatha, a Perfection of Wisdom text. 

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Anādi - Without Origin / Sin Origen

Posted by Centre Team to Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 7 Nov, 2016 - 23:20

Anādi - Without Origin / Sin Origen

Posted by Centre Team to Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 7 Nov, 2016 - 23:20

Bringing to Life the Tibetan Book of the Dead
We’re delighted to launch a brand new original eBook by Binisa Colmenero Lira and David Prats Mira, and a dedicated space celebrating its beauty. Binisa and David are Mitras from Mexico City Buddhist Center. 

Visit the Anādi space | Visite el espacio Anādi

This gorgeously illustrated art and poetry work is an interpretation of the “Bardo Thödol” - known as “The Tibetan Book of the Dead” - derived...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

New Meditation & Art Workshop September 3

Posted by shraddhavani to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Wed, 24 Aug, 2016 - 00:38

New Meditation & Art Workshop September 3

Posted by shraddhavani to Portsmouth Buddhist Center on Wed, 24 Aug, 2016 - 00:38

Saturday, September 3, 10AM-1PM at Portsmouth’s Button Factory, Studio 321: Mythology and Humandkind: A Workshop Of Exploration and Expression

Why are you driving a jaguar?  Winged feet and superheroes, the wheel of life and our language. How do our everyday lives show our deep connections to mythology?

Join us for a Saturday morning at the Button Factory to delve deeper! Mythology is one of our oldest means of storytelling, identification and cultural revelation.  We will explore...

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