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Triratna Arts Exhibition planned, contributors sought

By lokabandhu on Sat, 27 Oct, 2012 - 06:05

Triratna Arts Exhibition planned, contributors sought

By lokabandhu on Sat, 27 Oct, 2012 - 06:05Mat New writes from Birmingham UK with news of a planned Triratna Arts Exhibition and commemorative book. He’s seeking contributors from across the Triratna Buddhist Community, and says - “Hello, sorry for the impersonal nature of this message but I’m contacting you because I’m seeking contributors for a movement-wide Triratna Arts Exhibition. The intention is two-fold: 1. To get the wider Sangha in contact with the incredible diversity and depth of the art that we have within us. We...
Triratna News
Triratna News

'Touching the Earth' to be performed in Cambridge

By lokabandhu on Tue, 23 Oct, 2012 - 06:01

'Touching the Earth' to be performed in Cambridge

By lokabandhu on Tue, 23 Oct, 2012 - 06:01Next weekend, October 27th, sees the premiere of a new composition ‘Touching the Earth’, a 30-minute choral tribute to the Buddha performed by Sangha singers in Cambridge UK. Inspired by the Buddha’s Enlightenment story, it’s been composed by Order Member Bodhivajra who’s gathered Buddhist choirs from Triratna’s Norwich, London and Cambridge Buddhist Centres for the occasion.

Alongside this there’ll also be the sing-off of Triratna’s 2nd Sangha Composers Competition: five composers have composed settings of a...
Cambridge Buddhist Centre
Cambridge Buddhist Centre

What do Buddhists think...? The Arts

By Abhayamati on Fri, 12 Oct, 2012 - 16:38
As part of our series of Public Talks ‘What do Buddhists think…?’, Vajrasadhu talks on Buddhism and The Arts.
Aryaloka Buddhist Center
Aryaloka Buddhist Center

Vajra Bell - Autumn 2012

By Rijupatha on Mon, 1 Oct, 2012 - 16:37

Vajra Bell - Autumn 2012

By Rijupatha on Mon, 1 Oct, 2012 - 16:37Our Autumn 2012 issue of the Vajra Bell newsletter is here, with a whole host of fantastic articles and resources from our North American sangha members on Dharma topics, arts, and sangha news!

To read Vajra Bell online visit: http://bit.ly/RuNaWr

In this issue:

* Reinventing the Wheel – Bodhipaksa offers an alternate reading of the 12 nidanas
* Four new Order members return from Akashavanda in Spain
* Meditation Marathon a Stunning Success
* Yoga at...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Mingling Souls - Launching Dear Dinoo, Letters to a Friend

By Candradasa on Tue, 11 Sep, 2012 - 17:32
Our newly remastered and tracked version of Sangharakshita’s latest talk!

Buy the book, ‘Dear Dinoo’ here once you’ve listened!
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

An extract from 'Mingling Souls'...

By Candradasa on Tue, 11 Sep, 2012 - 17:30
Listen to an extract from Sangharakshita’s newly remastered and tracked talk, at once both erudite and moving as recalls his long friendship in letters with Dinoo Dubash from Bombay.

This extract deals with The Towers of Silence - Parsee ‘air burials’; Parsee culture; meeting Dinoo at a lecture - ‘Inspiration Whence’; the Arts as a source of spiritual inspiration; Dinoo’s painted visions of Maitreya Buddha
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...
Triratna News
Triratna News

The Woodpigeon’s Instruction: new poetry by Maitreyabandhu

By lokabandhu on Sat, 9 Jun, 2012 - 06:29

The Woodpigeon’s Instruction: new poetry by Maitreyabandhu

By lokabandhu on Sat, 9 Jun, 2012 - 06:29Maitreyabandhu writes from Triratna’s Poetry East project (based at London Buddhist Centre) with news of his latest work. He says - “Just to let you know that my pamphlet The Bond has been shortlisted for the ‘Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets’. I’m delighted and a bit stunned! The award recognises “an outstanding work of poetry published in pamphlet form in the UK during 2011” and is organised by the Wordsworth Trust in association...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Mindfulmess: music for mindful meditators

By lokabandhu on Fri, 25 May, 2012 - 16:50

Mindfulmess: music for mindful meditators

By lokabandhu on Fri, 25 May, 2012 - 16:50Jnanarakshita writes from Triratna’s Birmingham Buddhist Centre with news of an unusual opportunity for people at Triratna’s UK centres - and elsewhere. It’s a tour by Rich Batsford, a mitra training for ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order, but also a very talented pianist and singer-songwriter, on which he’ll be promoting his latest album, Mindfulmess.

Jnanarakshita writes - “This will be an excellent opportunity for people in the UK to hear Rich play live. He...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Sheffield Sangha Celebrates New Rupa

By lokabandhu on Mon, 14 May, 2012 - 14:36

Sheffield Sangha Celebrates New Rupa

By lokabandhu on Mon, 14 May, 2012 - 14:36Bodhinaga writes from Triratna’s Sheffield Buddhist Centre with news of their most handsome new Buddha rupa, made by Chintamani, who has for many years worked as a sculptor and painter at the London Buddhist Arts Centre, also a Triratna project.

He says - “On Buddha Day this year the Sheffield Sangha unveiled their new rupa. It is set on a beautifully crafted wooden plinth and has a spectacular backdrop, both made by members of the...

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