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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...
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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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Triratna design evolves...

By lokabandhu on Thu, 8 Mar, 2012 - 05:58

Triratna design evolves...

By lokabandhu on Thu, 8 Mar, 2012 - 05:58Here’s a poster - one of dozens produced around Triratna, all seeking to advertise one or another Buddhist event and, as they do so, to communicate something of the flavour of Triratna and how we practice the Dharma in the modern world. But the question arises - could we do it better? Could you “Design This Even Better”? That’s the title of an upcoming event for Triratna designers to be held at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre on Saturday 24th March...
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Urthona 28: the psychogeography issue, out now

By lokabandhu on Fri, 6 Jan, 2012 - 06:10

Urthona 28: the psychogeography issue, out now

By lokabandhu on Fri, 6 Jan, 2012 - 06:10Urthona is a Triratna magazine devoted to the exploration of Buddhism and the Arts. Issue 28 has just been published, on the theme of ‘psychogeography’, and their editor, Ratnagarbha, introduces it thus:

“Our focus is the somewhat mysterious theme of psychogeography. Here we explore the imaginative response to landscape, especially urban landscape - the interwoven textures of past and present on the streets, alleyways, river-shores, even the motorway verges, of the world that lies on our doorsteps...
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13 Ways of Making Poetry a Spiritual Practice

By lokabandhu on Sun, 4 Dec, 2011 - 06:25

13 Ways of Making Poetry a Spiritual Practice

By lokabandhu on Sun, 4 Dec, 2011 - 06:25Maitreyabandhu , a poet and Triratna Order Member from the London Buddhist Centre, writes with news of his latest article, published in Magma 51, a well-known poetry journal. He says “It’s called 13 Ways of Making Poetry a Spiritual Practice - so far the response has been very positive. So I thought I’d make it a bit known. Here’s the opening paragraph and first two points:

‘Spiritual life is primarily concerned with overcoming self-centredness, with committing ourselves...
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A poem from Maitreyabandhu - and a poetry reading

By lokabandhu on Mon, 17 Oct, 2011 - 06:03

A poem from Maitreyabandhu - and a poetry reading

By lokabandhu on Mon, 17 Oct, 2011 - 06:03Maitreyabandhu, a regular contributor to Triratna News, writes with news of his latest publication - and a poetry reading. He says - “I’m having my first ever pamphlet of poems published, courtesy of my winning the ‘Poetry Business Book and Pamphlet Competition’ this year. It’s called ‘The Bond’.

The judge, Simon Armitage described my collection as ‘Nostalgic, but not sentimental or wistful, the poems have a real sense of the here and now that holds the attention...

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