The 2012 Triratna International Retreat
The 2012 Triratna International Retreat

Buddha Puja words, translation and chant

By lokabandhu on Tue, 5 Jun, 2012 - 16:51

Buddha Puja words, translation and chant

By lokabandhu on Tue, 5 Jun, 2012 - 16:51Here’s a link to the Pali Buddha Puja sung by Joe on the last day of the Retreat, with a transcript of the words and their translation below…

Vanna gandha gunopetam,
Etam kusum santati,
Pujayami Munindassa
Siripada saroruhe.
Pujemi Buddham
Kusumen nena
Punnena metena labhami mokham
Puppham milayati
Yatha Idam me
Kayo tathayati vinasa bhavam
Ghanasarappa ditena
Dipena tamadhansina
Tiloka dipam sambuddham
Pujayami tamonudam.
Sugandhi kaya vadanam
Ananta guna gandhina
Sugandhi naham gandhena
Pujayami Tathagatam
Buddham Dhammam...
The 2012 Triratna International Retreat
The 2012 Triratna International Retreat

‘Re-Imagining The Buddha’ - by Sangharakshita and Subhuti

By lokabandhu on Sat, 2 Jun, 2012 - 10:33

‘Re-Imagining The Buddha’ - by Sangharakshita and Subhuti

By lokabandhu on Sat, 2 Jun, 2012 - 10:33‘Imagining the Buddha’ was probably chosen as the theme of the 2012 Triratna International Retreat thanks to the influence of a paper entitled ‘Re-Imagining The Buddha’ jointly published by Sangharakshita and Subhuti some 18 months ago. Since then it’s become a theme widely studied and debated throughout Triratna. Sangharakshita introduces it like this:

Towards the end of August, 2010, Subhuti and I had a series of discussions centred on the topic of the imagination. I had long...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Urthona issue 28 due out soon

By lokabandhu on Thu, 20 Oct, 2011 - 13:59

Urthona issue 28 due out soon

By lokabandhu on Thu, 20 Oct, 2011 - 13:59The new issue of Urthona, Triratna’s annual arts magazine is nearing completion and will be available in November.

This year’s very rich issue has three main themes. We cover the intriguing activity known as Psychogeography - something anyone can do on their home patch - tuning into the layers of memory, history and nature in landscape and city scape, looking for the mysterious presences of place that deeply affect who we are. We feature wonderful paintings of dynamic seascapes...
Triratna News
Triratna News

New Shakyamuni Mantra from Mahasukha

By lokabandhu on Sun, 4 Sep, 2011 - 13:38

New Shakyamuni Mantra from Mahasukha

By lokabandhu on Sun, 4 Sep, 2011 - 13:38Mahasukha, an Order Member and musician-singer-songwriter from Brighton UK, writes with news of his new setting of the Shakyamuni mantra, saying - “Hi, I wondered if you’d put something about my new Shakyamuni mantra on thebuddhistcentre/triratna news’ please? The link is mahasukha.bandcamp.com/track/shakyamuni-mantra.

“The Buddha’s been ‘around’ lately and I’ve been wanting to find a good, new Shakyamuni mantra for a while. I happened to be listening to Norwegian Jazz saxophonist Jan Garbarek’s Molde Canticle, found on...

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