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Indian mitras gather in very large numbers indeed

By Munisha on Tue, 8 Sep, 2015 - 16:44

Indian mitras gather in very large numbers indeed

By Munisha on Tue, 8 Sep, 2015 - 16:44

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. 

Nagaketu writes: “The first took place at the Dikshabhumi in Nagpur (site of Dr Ambedkar’s...

Triratna East Surrey
Triratna East Surrey

Return of the Croydon Art Centre?

By Padmapriya on Tue, 18 Aug, 2015 - 18:14

Return of the Croydon Art Centre?

By Padmapriya on Tue, 18 Aug, 2015 - 18:14

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.

at this germinal stage we are...

Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

Sagaravajra's Garden of Complete Being

By Rijupatha on Thu, 28 May, 2015 - 15:29

Sagaravajra's Garden of Complete Being

By Rijupatha on Thu, 28 May, 2015 - 15:29

A talk given at the West London Buddhist Centre by Sagaravajra, from the perspective of his own life experiences as an artist, Buddhist, ecologist and horticulturalist.

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FBA Podcast: Eros and Beauty – Beauty As Refuge

By Rijupatha on Sun, 5 Apr, 2015 - 14:39

FBA Podcast: Eros and Beauty – Beauty As Refuge

By Rijupatha on Sun, 5 Apr, 2015 - 14:39

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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.

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

'The face I had before the world was made' - An essay on Buddhism and Beauty, by Ratnagarbha, the editor of Triratna’s Buddhist arts journal, Urthona

By Ratnagarbha on Tue, 17 Feb, 2015 - 13:59

'The face I had before the world was made' - An essay on Buddhism and Beauty, by Ratnagarbha, the editor of Triratna’s Buddhist arts journal, Urthona

By Ratnagarbha on Tue, 17 Feb, 2015 - 13:59
This wonderful old photograph of W. B. Yeats made by George Berresford in 1911 introduces a  new essay on Buddhism and Beauty, by Ratnagarbha,  the editor of Triratna’s Buddhist arts journal, Urthona  – a journey in the company of James Hillman, Sangharakshita and the poetry of W. B. Yeats:

The first book to be written from a Western...
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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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FBA podcast: Heart of Darkness

By Rijupatha on Sat, 17 May, 2014 - 15:08

FBA podcast: Heart of Darkness

By Rijupatha on Sat, 17 May, 2014 - 15:08In celebration of the Buddha’s Enlightenment, our FBA Podcast today is titled “Heart of Darkness” from the London Buddhist Centre’s Buddha Day Festival a few years back. Inspiring stuff, despite it’s title! An honest, heartfelt talk from the author of “Meaning in Life,” Sarvananda.

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