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Triratna Writers Convention 2015 - Satyadaka on Sangharakshita's library, Richard Holmes and Samuel Johnson

By Satyalila on Mon, 13 Jul, 2015 - 18:00

After our weekend break, Satyalila is back with the latest installment from the Triratna Writers Conference. It’s unusual perhaps for a Buddhist community to place such an emphasis on the Arts as a route to spiritual inquiry - but it’s a real pleasure to listen to it happening ‘as live’! 

This conversation with Satyadaka takes place in the brand new Sangharakshita library and we hear much about one of “Bhante’s” literary heroes, Dr. Johnson, as well as the...

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Triratna Writers Convention 2015 - Two Old Codgers!

By Satyalila on Thu, 9 Jul, 2015 - 15:55

Satyalila manages to get two of the most venerable writers attending onto her podcast bench (no mean feat!)… Ananda fresh from his talk and Abhaya making the transition to poetry from painting…

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Triratna Writers Convention 2015 - Day 2: Phillip Larkin

By Satyalila on Thu, 9 Jul, 2015 - 15:19

Triratna Writers Convention 2015 - Day 2: Phillip Larkin

By Satyalila on Thu, 9 Jul, 2015 - 15:19

Well, the week is speeding up! Yesterday (Tuesday) was our ‘William Stafford’ Day.  He’s the American poet who so inspired our dear friend, the late Manjusvara.  Last night Ananda’s gave us a great talk - the fruit of many years of acquaintance with Stafford, and much study (more recently).  We video’d (and audio-recorded) the talk so you can catch it.  There’s also a really great half-hour programme which the BBC did on William Stafford in 2013 to...

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Triratna Writers Convention 2015 - What's It Like?

By Satyalila on Thu, 9 Jul, 2015 - 13:16

Padmabodhini in conversation with Satyalila about what it’s like (so far!) to be on a writers’ convention…

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Triratna Writers Convention 2015 - Day 1

By Satyalila on Tue, 7 Jul, 2015 - 21:20

Triratna Writers Convention 2015 - Day 1

By Satyalila on Tue, 7 Jul, 2015 - 21:20

So after our check in last night we did a dedication ceremony in the shrineroom and had this great poem of Ananda’s - ‘Be here now’.  It’s a wonky/wabi-sabi scan done with my iPhone (like this whole reporting business, in fact!).  I rather like it. 

Of course we had to have timed writing to start with… (Wolf At The Door “Recipe” to follow!).

Pictures: Dhruvasimha (reading out), Vishvantara and vidyakaya to his left, Abhaya, Akasapriya, Padmabodhini and Varasahaya’s knee to...

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Triratna Writers Convention 2015

By Satyalila on Tue, 7 Jul, 2015 - 02:38

The first Triratna writers convention is happening all this week during the Ledbury Poetry Festival and we’ll be hearing from some of the lyric voices taking part. Join us through the week at Adhisthana for lots of literary talk and an exploration of the connections between the Arts and spiritual life - a big part of the Triratna Buddhist path.

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The Face I Had Before The World Was Made

The Face I Had Before The World Was Made

By Candradasa on Tue, 17 Feb, 2015 - 22:34Over on Urthona’s space, Ratnagarbha has published this excellent new essay on why Buddhism and beauty go hand in hand.

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Vajra Bell - Winter 2015

Vajra Bell - Winter 2015

By Rijupatha on Wed, 31 Dec, 2014 - 20:38In this issue of the Vajra Bell Newsletter:

Adhisthana: A New Home for the Triratna Buddhist Order and Community

“Stupa-fied: Inspiration Arises from Sacred Space” – by Barry Timmerman

Upcoming Retreats and Classes at Aryaloka

“Reflecting on an Introduction to Noble Silence Retreat” – by David Watt

Updates from the new Spiritual Vitality Council and Board of Directors

Sangha Notes from Aryaloka, Nagaloka, Portsmouth, Montana, Portsmouth, NYC and Concord

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Vajra Bell - Autumn 2014

Vajra Bell - Autumn 2014

By Rijupatha on Tue, 7 Oct, 2014 - 00:52In this issue of the Vajra Bell Newsletter:

Cultivating Right Livelihood: Vajra Bell asks sangha members to weigh in on how they practice skillful work

“Working for Indian Buddhism” – by Viradhamma

“How Music Can Inform Buddhist Spirituality” – by Sravaniya

Upcoming Retreats and Classes at Aryaloka

Introducing Vajra Bell’s New Co-Editors – Mary Schaefer & David Watt

Updates from the new Spiritual Vitality Council and Board of Directors

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