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Highlights from the 2014 Brighton Rainy Season Retreat

By Rijupatha on Wed, 19 Mar, 2014 - 01:55

Highlights from the 2014 Brighton Rainy Season Retreat

By Rijupatha on Wed, 19 Mar, 2014 - 01:55Brighton Buddhist Centre has begun their 2014 Rainy Season Retreat, continuing through Saturday, 22 Mar, 2014 - and we can enjoy it along with them! Some spectacularly fun updates are being made every day from the retreat, including audio, video, photos and blog entries summarizing the day’s events. You can + follow along with the retreat on Brighton Buddhist Centre’s space on The Buddhist Centre Online.

This special retreat for Order...
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Community Highlights

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...
Vajra Bell
Vajra Bell

Vajra Bell - Winter 2014

Vajra Bell - Winter 2014

By Rijupatha on Wed, 8 Jan, 2014 - 01:25In this issue of the Vajra Bell Newsletter:

“Karma: Round and Round We Go, Where it Stops, the Buddha Knows” – by Amala

“Impermanence with Appreciation” – by Narottama

“The Stupa: A Most Auspicious Project” – A history and update on the Stupa Project at Aryaloka Buddhist Center, and how you can help

Upcoming Retreats and Classes at Aryaloka

“Reflections on Greed, Hatred, and Delusion” – musings from mitra...
Vajra Bell
Vajra Bell

Vajra Bell - Autumn 2013

Vajra Bell - Autumn 2013

By Rijupatha on Mon, 7 Oct, 2013 - 21:58In this issue of the Vajra Bell Newsletter:

“What Does Going for Refuge Mean to You?” – Vajra Bell asks sangha members to discuss their relationship with the Three Jewels

“Sadhana Practice in the Triratna Order” – by Kavyadrishti

Updates from North American Triratna Buddhist Centers

Upcoming Retreats and Classes at Aryaloka and beyond

“The Light of the Buddha Behind Bars” – Report from the Concord Prison Sangha by...
Triratna News
Triratna News

First Triratna Arts and Culture Catalogue now available

By lokabandhu on Mon, 9 Sep, 2013 - 15:44

First Triratna Arts and Culture Catalogue now available

By lokabandhu on Mon, 9 Sep, 2013 - 15:44Mat New writes from Birmingham with news that Triratna’s first-ever ‘Arts and Culture Catalogue’ is now available online. The Catalogue - first mentioned on Triratna News last month - is dedicated to showcasing the variety and depth of artistic expression across the world-wide Triratna Buddhist Community and Order.

He says - “The Catalogue is an initiative that aims to bring a broad selection of work in all artistic disciplines into contact with the wider Triratna Buddhist movement...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Maitreyabandhu launches first poetry collection at LBC

By lokabandhu on Mon, 24 Jun, 2013 - 05:44

Maitreyabandhu launches first poetry collection at LBC

By lokabandhu on Mon, 24 Jun, 2013 - 05:44Maitreyabandhu - one of Triratna’s most successful poets - writes to say - “I’m finally launching my first collection of poems The Crumb Road, on Thursday 27th June, 7.30pm, at the London Buddhist Centre. The book has taken me 7 years to put together: although I’ve published poems, including pamphlets of poems, before this is my first full-length collection – it’s a bit like bringing out your first album after having released some promising singles!

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Urthona Essays on Art, Poetry and Consciousness

By Candradasa on Fri, 29 Mar, 2013 - 15:29

Urthona Essays on Art, Poetry and Consciousness

By Candradasa on Fri, 29 Mar, 2013 - 15:29As we start to dream about a reinvigorated Triratna arts scene with a presence (and an effect!) here on The Buddhist Centre Online we were just delighted to discover the new Urthona Essays blog! We’ll be featuring much more from Urthona and their various web manifestations as the arts come into focus here, but for now please enjoy Ratnagarbha’s sterling efforts and his introduction to the blog…

The more ethereal, evanescent, more refined and sublime...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Bristol exhibit Five-Buddha Mandala paintings

By lokabandhu on Sun, 16 Dec, 2012 - 06:26

Bristol exhibit Five-Buddha Mandala paintings

By lokabandhu on Sun, 16 Dec, 2012 - 06:26Clare writes from Triratna’s Bristol Buddhist Centre with news of a remarkable exhibition of Buddhist paintings - the culmination of their autumn series on the ‘Five-Buddha Mandala’. She says - “We just hosted the last of our series of talks on the Five-Buddha Mandala. During the evening, Kumuda, a local Order Member and artist gave a talk about his two series of paintings of the Five-Buddha Mandala, discussing both the ‘male’ and ‘female’ Buddha images he has painted,...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Manjusiha launches "Whatever Happened to Harold Absalon?"

By lokabandhu on Sun, 25 Nov, 2012 - 07:50

Manjusiha launches "Whatever Happened to Harold Absalon?"

By lokabandhu on Sun, 25 Nov, 2012 - 07:50Manjusiha writes from the London Buddhist Centre with news of the forthcoming publication of his novel, Whatever Happened to Harold Absalon?, published under his civil name of Simon Okotie. It’s due to be launched on the evening of Saturday 1 December at a special ‘Poetry East’ event - Poetry East being the LBC’s new poetry venue showcasing the work of well-known contemporary poets, exploring the relationship between poetry and spiritual life.

The book’s received...
Aryaloka Buddhist Center
Aryaloka Buddhist Center

Arts at Aryaloka This Winter

By Rijupatha on Mon, 5 Nov, 2012 - 16:13

Arts at Aryaloka This Winter

By Rijupatha on Mon, 5 Nov, 2012 - 16:13We have a rich offering of arts this winter at Aryaloka Buddhist Center - from photography and fabric arts to Buddhist inspired musical performance, you won’t want to miss this celebration of contemplative creativity. Here’s what’s happening in November and December:


“Earth, Water, Fire” - Photography by Rebekah Younger

Showing November 1-14
Gallery Times: Tu 5-7 p.m., M-W 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Th-F 8:30 a.m.-noon.
Artists’ Talk: Sunday, Nov. 11, 6-9 p.m.

Rebekah Younger, an...

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