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Dharmabyte: An Inner Journey

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 13 Jun, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is An Inner Journey.

This is a fascinating introduction to the mandala from Garava - the idea, the myth, the image, the symbol, the experience. His own practice as an artist affords him a respectful and generous perspective, from which we are able to simply sit back and learn.

From the talk Entering the Mandala given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2001

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Happy Holidays!

By Candradasa on Sun, 25 Dec, 2016 - 03:40

Happy Holidays!

By Candradasa 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. 

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Triratna America - Kiranada: Worker In Cloth

By Candradasa on Sat, 22 Jun, 2013 - 13:10

Triratna America - Kiranada: Worker In Cloth

By Candradasa on Sat, 22 Jun, 2013 - 13:10
This weekend on Triratna America we’ll be featuring some more personal posts from members of the Order and our wider community who live and practice in the U.S. Kiranada is an artist out of the seacoast area of the eastern United States. 

We’re delighted to feature ...
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New Featured Artist for February

By Candradasa on Fri, 8 Feb, 2013 - 22:48

New Featured Artist for February

By Candradasa on Fri, 8 Feb, 2013 - 22:48We’re delighted to feature as part of our galleries section this month a set of works in cloth by Kiranada Sterling Benjamin (with an extended Flickr selection and notes). Painting with hot wax and liquid dyes on thirsty cloth is an apt way to describe the work Kiranada does. Her background in fibers includes training in the Japanese kimono industry and research in the traditional Japanese classical arts; from scoll painting and tea ceremony...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddhist Paintings by Aloka - first time in book form

By lokabandhu on Mon, 3 Dec, 2012 - 06:15

Buddhist Paintings by Aloka - first time in book form

By lokabandhu on Mon, 3 Dec, 2012 - 06:15Lynne Beckley from Triratna’s Ipswich Buddhist Centre writes with news of probably the first-ever anthology of a Triratna artist - the amazing Aloka, whose giant paintings grace the central shrines of many of Triratna’s Buddhist Centres in the UK and beyond - and whose smaller works, painted by commission, adorn the shrines of many members of the Order. The handsome hardback book, simply named ‘Buddhist Paintings by Aloka’, contains 100 gorgeous pages of full-colour reproductions, many never...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Imagine chanting this mantra with 400 people!

By lokabandhu on Wed, 25 Apr, 2012 - 06:20

Imagine chanting this mantra with 400 people!

By lokabandhu on Wed, 25 Apr, 2012 - 06:20Mahasukha’s Shakyamuni Buddha mantra is one of several we’ll be chanting on the Triratna International Retreat, coming up in early June. It will led and introduced by Mahasukha, taken from his album Longing – a beautiful collection of mantras and chants.

Vajragupta, who’s overseeing the event, says: “Bookings are coming in fast now. In the last week or so, substantial groups from Copenhagen, Berlin, and Gent have booked. We’ve also heard there is a bus-load...
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Triratna News

New Music By Two Triratna Musicians Now Available

By lokabandhu on Sun, 4 Mar, 2012 - 05:55

New Music By Two Triratna Musicians Now Available

By lokabandhu on Sun, 4 Mar, 2012 - 05:55Today we’re delighted to present two new pieces of Buddhist-inspired music to sample on-line or download, and both by Triratna musicians. Lorna Reay, from Cambridge UK, writes to say “I’ve made a CD of my own setting of the Sevenfold Puja, Shantideva’s classic Buddhist sacred text used in Triratna. I use vocals, Flute, Guzheng, Piano, Koto, Cello, Violins, and Tibetan Singing bowls. You can listen to samples of all the tracks on-line or download the complete...