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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...
Triratna News
Triratna News

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...
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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!
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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

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