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Suryagita and the Dharma Singers: Music from Presidential Handover

By saradarshini on Wed, 4 Mar, 2020 - 12:18

For some years now the Wellington Buddhist Centre has been blessed to have Suryagita in our Sangha. She has a beautiful voice and extraordinary musical ability which we have benefitted greatly from in every mantra she has ever been present for. But that’s not all!

On special occasions Suryagita has got together with other talented members of our sangha and offered song. Songs of welcome, songs of blessing, songs of appreciation, songs of celebration and songs of joy.

In the last year, we have...

Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now

The Song of the Sangha!

By mokshini on Tue, 18 Jul, 2017 - 08:40

The Song of the Sangha!

By mokshini on Tue, 18 Jul, 2017 - 08:40

A lovely opportunity for us to take part in at the International Gathering: Arthasiddhi will be leading a choir every afternoon over the course of the weekend. 


A new simple, rousing chant has been written for this event, setting the very words in which the Buddha celebrated the first reaching-out-into-the-world of the Sangha - we will be singing it in the final puja.  Come and enjoy singing this chant and other simple harmony music including African chant; raise your voices...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Conscious Surrender To The Beautiful - Choral Performance

By Candradasa on Fri, 21 Aug, 2015 - 18:01

A beautiful performance (on only 2 rehearsals!) from the on-site choir as part of the weekend celebrating both the Arts in spiritual life and the 90th birthday of Urgyen Sangharakshita.

Featuring:
01 Vipulakirti’s setting of words from The Dhammapada
02 The Deathless Dharma (in Praise of Avalokiteshvara) by Bodhivajra
03 Meditation - a poem by Sangharakshita set by Manidhara (Graham Patterson)
04 Milarepa’s Eight Wonderful Examples by Viplulakirti Followed by Avalokiteshvara Mantra
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Touching The Earth - Sheffield Performance

By Candradasa on Mon, 29 Jul, 2013 - 19:26

Touching The Earth - Sheffield Performance

By Candradasa on Mon, 29 Jul, 2013 - 19:26A while back we featured rehearsals from Bodhivajra’s new choral piece, ‘Touching the Earth’.

Here’s a full performance of it by Sangha singers from the Norwich, London and Cambridge Buddhist Centres, with Bodhivajra playing piano, at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre on the 26th May 2013.

It was inspired by the Buddha’s enlightenment story, with text derived from the Mahavastu and the Lalitavistara Sutra.

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New Buddhist Music from Bodhivajra - Rehearsal Sneak Peek

By Candradasa on Mon, 13 May, 2013 - 14:39
You may have seen over on Triratna News that there’s an exciting new tour happening at the moment featuring Bodhivajra’s choral piece with piano accompaniment, Touching the Earth.

The piece was first performed by Sangha singers from the Norwich, London and Cambridge Buddhist Centres, with Bodhivajra playing piano, at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre, October 27th 2012.

It was inspired by the Buddha’s enlightenment story, with text...