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...
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...
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.
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.
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.