The Heart of Art is an emerging group of friends who wish to explore the Arts as a vehicle of spiritual development. We have been working together for ten months, one outcome of which will be our first Art Exhibition at the Croydon Clocktower.
We would like to invite the Sangha to our private view on Saturday 9th of July from 1-3 pm. The Exhibition serves to launch the project, which is soon to include a Drumming Circle, Singing, Dance,...
Exploring Buddhism and Creativity: Development of Loving-kindness through Creative Endeavors
Day Retreat: Saturday, January 30th, 2016 9 am -4 pm
Have you ever created something and felt a connection to the people and world around you, a sense of generosity, and an experience of “being in the creative flow”? Answered yes or even no but still interested?
We are offering a unique opportunity to directly learn the connection between creativity and spiritual practice. In this exciting, perhaps even life-changing, workshop come explore your creative/spiritual self and...
A lovely short talk by Maitreyabandhu, illuminating why poetry is itself an act of receptivity and requires that of us as readers and, in the context of an Urban Retreat, Buddhist practitioners. Taking as his source Kay Ryan’s poem ‘The Niagara River’ we get a simple but encouraging close reading of how poetry can help us slow down, take things in, and really...
How many mitras do you know? If you are reading this in India, the answer is probably, A lot!
There are around 10,000 mitras in India (where they are known as dhammamitras), including a staggering 850 women who have asked for ordination. With numbers like this, the Indian Mitra Convenors have their work cut out. This year, so far, they have organised three large mitra conventions.
Part of Triratna East Surrey Buddhism and meditation group (T.E.S) program of events for next year is to arrange eight day retreats themed around the eight traditional offerings found on many Buddhist shrines.
The subject of the eighth, that of entertainment, has led to the proposed creation of some sort of Art Festival. As many may know the Croydon Buddhist centre was an amazing Art centre back in the day and maybe it can be once again.
In this week’s FBA Podcast, “Eros and Beauty – Beauty As Refuge,” Subhadramati continues the series exploring the place of Eros and Beauty in the Buddhist life by drawing out the experience of poetry and connecting with strangers. 26th January 2015, London Buddhist Centre.