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Drumroll please for the latest edition of Urthona Buddhist Arts Magazine

By Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 17 Apr, 2017 - 09:10

Drumroll please for the latest edition of Urthona Buddhist Arts Magazine

By Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 17 Apr, 2017 - 09:10

Make sure you get your hands on the latest edition of Urthona Buddhist Arts Magazine, to be released in May. Issue 33, The Friendship Issue, is set to be a real delight - with treats from Sahajatara, Maitreyabandhu, Ratnagarbha, Amitajyoti and more.

Editor Ratnagarbha writes “Friendship is being talked about again. But do we really know what it is? And what really has it got to do with the arts – for haven’t artists, after all, always been eccentric loners who bordered...

Hridayabija
Hridayabija

Hridayabija poster

By sagara on Tue, 10 Jan, 2017 - 13:14

Hridayabija, situated in East Devon, seeks to integrate Buddhist spiritual practice into the abundance of a living eco system; A Pureland if you will. Started on a bare horse paddock in 2010, it a few short years it has undergone an astonishing transformation into an amazing and magical ‘forest garden.’  People frequently report visiting the garden as being a life changing experience.  Hridayabija is an attempt to demonstrate that though while we cannot change the world, we can change at...

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Aryaloka Buddhist Center
Aryaloka Buddhist Center

Spring 2016 issue of the Vajra Bell

Spring 2016 issue of the Vajra Bell

By Shrijnana on Mon, 4 Apr, 2016 - 12:54

The Spring 2016 issue of the Vajra Bell is here, featuring articles about arts and the spiritual life and the Triratna Path of Practice.

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 ...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

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.
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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Triratna Emphases – The Arts

By Rijupatha on Sat, 17 Oct, 2015 - 11:00

In this week’s FBA Podcast, Dayabhadra is the distinguished speaker with “Triratna Emphases – The Arts”.

Dayabhadra gives us a comprehensive look at the importance of the arts in the spiritual life, one of the Six Emphases of the Triratna Buddhist Community.

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Painting the Void

By Rijupatha on Thu, 15 Oct, 2015 - 11:00

Abhayavajra is the featured speaker in today’s FBA Dharmabyte, the subject of an interview by Maitreyabandhu in a talk entitled “Painting the Void”. He gives a lovely account of how his Buddhist practice and his creative life intersect and intermingle – giving us a window into why one of Triratna’s Six Emphases is the importance of the arts in spiritual life.

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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!

Vajra Bell
Vajra Bell

Vajra Bell - Autumn 2015

Vajra Bell - Autumn 2015

By Rijupatha on Wed, 30 Sep, 2015 - 22:53

In this issue of the Vajra Bell Newsletter:

“Lovingkindness Squared: Cultivating Self-Compassion” by Dh. Bodhipaksa

“Metta: A Gateway to Self-Compassion and Insight” by Dh. Vimalasara

“The Practice of Self-Compassion” by Dh. Varada

“A Life Lesson from Behind Prison Walls” by Susan DePietro

“Compassionate Presence” Retreat Review by Mike Mappes

Updates from the Spiritual Vitality Council and Board of Directors of Aryaloka Buddhist Center

Sangha Notes from Boston, Nagaloka, San Francisco, Montana,...

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