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Indian Classical Concert - Live From India!

By Centre Team on Fri, 9 Feb, 2018 - 13:40

Indian Classical Concert - Live From India!

By Centre Team on Fri, 9 Feb, 2018 - 13:40

A live stream from Bodhgaya of Surmani Prabhakar Dhakade, renowned, exceptional violinist, entertaining the Order as part of our cultural evening… Tune in now!

Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now

Piano And Cello Recital At The International Gathering

By Centre Team on Sat, 26 Aug, 2017 - 14:32

Piano And Cello Recital At The International Gathering

By Centre Team on Sat, 26 Aug, 2017 - 14:32

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Music in the bright afternoon…

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Triratna News
Triratna News

Maitreyabandhu talks to Archbishop Rowan Williams, poet

By Munisha on Wed, 30 Mar, 2016 - 23:35

Maitreyabandhu talks to Archbishop Rowan Williams, poet

By Munisha on Wed, 30 Mar, 2016 - 23:35

On 19th March, Poetry East, at the London Buddhist Centre, UK, welcomed poet Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury. (Video 44 minutes)

Maitreyabandhu interviewed him. He writes: “We invited Dr Rowan Williams - Archbishop of Canterbury 2002-12, currently Master of Magdalen College, Cambridge -  to talk about poetry, faith, religion and suffering. Here he is in the main shrine room of the LBC, talking to me about his life, his poetry and his faith. He read from his two collections of poetry with ...

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Maitreyabandhu - Poetry and Receptivity

By Candradasa on Tue, 24 Nov, 2015 - 18:47

Maitreyabandhu - Poetry and Receptivity

By Candradasa on Tue, 24 Nov, 2015 - 18:47

It’s not too late to join the Urban Retreat! 

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...

Triratna News
Triratna News

NewsByte video: Bhante's 90th birthday weekend

By Munisha on Thu, 5 Nov, 2015 - 14:16

NewsByte video: Bhante's 90th birthday weekend

By Munisha on Thu, 5 Nov, 2015 - 14:16

From now on, Clear Vision’s NewsByte stories will appear here as individual stories, as they happen. The first of these celebrates all the fun and creativity of Bhante’s 90th birthday weekend at the end of August: “Celebrating the Arts at Adhisthana”. (13 minutes)

See Bhante arrive in heavy rain, hear the music, see the paintings and puja, feel the friendship!

(Apologies for the lateness of this post, which is nothing to do with Clear Vision.)

Read more about the weekend.
Read about Bhante’s birthday present.
...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Celebrating the Arts at Adhisthana

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Wed, 14 Oct, 2015 - 16:37

Celebrating the Arts at Adhisthana

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Wed, 14 Oct, 2015 - 16:37

NewsByte: Experience Bhante’s 90th birthday celebrations as if you were there at Adhisthana in August, or relive this great weekend if you were there!

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Show, Don't Tell - Communicating the Dharma Through the Arts by Sarvananda (video)

By Candradasa on Fri, 18 Sep, 2015 - 19:40

Show, Don't Tell - Communicating the Dharma Through the Arts by Sarvananda (video)

By Candradasa on Fri, 18 Sep, 2015 - 19:40

As part of our recent coverage of the Arts event ‘Conscious Surrender to the Beautiful’, which took place at at Adhisthana, we brought you a recording of Sarvananda’s excellent and, at times, hilarious talk ‘Show, Don’t Tell - Communicating the Dharma Through the Arts’.

Usually audio recordings of talks are an ideal way to revisit them - and since Sarvananda is a great radio man (he writes plays for radio in...

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The Hero With A Thousand Faces: A Multimedia Event

By Candradasa on Wed, 26 Feb, 2014 - 17:05

The Hero With A Thousand Faces: A Multimedia Event

By Candradasa on Wed, 26 Feb, 2014 - 17:05The second of our experimental videos today comes from Sam Farquharson, also in the UK. He describes the day event as “Original multi-media theatre to explore the mythic in your life.” This piece written/directed by Sam, in collaboration with writers, film-makers, actors, and musicians associated with the Triratna Buddhist movement, is the creation of a modern day myth set in Bethnal Green, in which the archetypal is exposed in our everyday world.

It will take place at the...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Latest photos from the Buddhafield Festival - and news of upcoming Living Arts Gathering

By lokabandhu on Tue, 31 Jul, 2012 - 06:34

Latest photos from the Buddhafield Festival - and news of upcoming Living Arts Gathering

By lokabandhu on Tue, 31 Jul, 2012 - 06:34We’ve continued to scour the internet for memories of the recent and wonderful Buddhafield Festival: here’s some highlights. You can see a home-movie video of the Closing Ceremony Parade; an extended interview with Paul Crosland aka the Freelender introducing his concept of ‘Gift Economics’ (much appreciated when applied to giving away multiple pairs of Wellington boots on site!); plus the first of several video talks from the Dharma Parlour - Jayaraja on ‘Love, Sex...