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Dharmabyte: How is the Buddha Land Relevant to Us?

By Rijupatha on Thu, 26 Feb, 2015 - 17:00
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Today’s FBA Dharmabyte is an excerpt from the talk “Building the Buddha Land” by Sangharakshita. In this excerpt he answers the question, “How Is the Buddha Land Relevant to Us?”, using the sphere of creativity and the arts as an example. Part of the series “The Inconceivable Emancipation – Themes from...
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Dharmabyte: Three Facets of Imagination

By Rijupatha on Tue, 30 Sep, 2014 - 20:36
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Our FBA Dharmabyte today is entitled: “Three Facets of Imagination,” an excerpt from the beginning of a two-part series by Maitreyabandhu called “A Further Reach – Imagination and the Radical.” Drawing on his experience as an artist, poet and Buddhist practitioner, in these two improvised talks Maitreyabandhu shares his reflections on the role of the imagination on...
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Dharmabyte: Symbols of Religion

By Rijupatha on Thu, 15 May, 2014 - 20:27
Our Dharmabyte today is titled “Symbols of Religion” from a recording of “Sangharakshita in Conversation with Kathleen Raine”. In this excerpt they discuss depictions of the cross through the ages; Yakshas (kindly demons); the Renaissance, human selfhood and the spirit; Ravenna mosaics; the Stations of the Cross considered as art; and the stupa.

In the 1980s, ‘Independent Arts’ ran an ambitious and extremely impressive Arts program through the Croydon Buddhist...
Triratna News
Triratna News

1878 Order Members - one Bodhisattva!

By lokabandhu on Sun, 11 May, 2014 - 05:48
There are now approaching 1900 Order Members in Triratna, spread across nearly 30 countries. In a remarkable feat of computer graphics, their photographs, together with those of all those Order Members who have died, plus several hundred works of Buddhist art, have all been assembled into a single ‘mosaic’ image of the Thousand-Armed Avalokitesvara - a Bodhisattva who has long been taken as a symbol of the Order.

The complete image is available for download from The...
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Triratna Highlights

Suriyavamsa Boo!

By Candradasa on Fri, 24 Aug, 2012 - 18:08
A great wee discussion on religious art in the community with Suriyavamsa, artist and Dharma farer extraordinaire. He’s just back from four months on retreat as part of the team on the men’s ordination retreat for the Triratna Buddhist Order at Guhyaloka Retreat Centre in Spain near Alicante. Lovely to hear his thoughts on beautifully intricate models he made for a sand mandala - including his evocation of the making of pleated palm crosses in ...

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