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

Sunday at the International Gathering

By Munisha on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 20:09

Sunday at the International Gathering

By Munisha on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 20:09

On our last full day we heard from Triratna Hungary, with a presentation from mitra Tibor Derdak of the Dr Ambedkar High School, which offers gypsy girls and boys a way out of poverty and discrimination. As he said, quoting Subhuti, if the Buddha were to walk down the street in Hungary today, everyone would assume he was a gypsy.

Dhammamegha gave us an excellent talk on the importance of sangha and friendship: ‘Wisdom’s gathering: the difference that...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Show, Don't Tell - Communicating the Dharma Through the Arts by Sarvananda (video)

By Candradasa on Fri, 18 Sep, 2015 - 19:40

Show, Don't Tell - Communicating the Dharma Through the Arts by Sarvananda (video)

By Candradasa on Fri, 18 Sep, 2015 - 19:40

As part of our recent coverage of the Arts event ‘Conscious Surrender to the Beautiful’, which took place at at Adhisthana, we brought you a recording of Sarvananda’s excellent and, at times, hilarious talk ‘Show, Don’t Tell - Communicating the Dharma Through the Arts’.

Usually audio recordings of talks are an ideal way to revisit them - and since Sarvananda is a great radio man (he writes plays for radio in...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Sarvanananda - Communicating the Dharma Through the Arts: Show Don't Tell

By Candradasa on Sun, 23 Aug, 2015 - 11:38

Be prepared for the unexpected in Sarvananda’s very funny - and by turns wrongfooting - personal exploration of why the Arts are vital to the development of a genuine Buddhist community. Sarvananda discusses as background his attempts to find a synthesis between the Arts and spiritual life, leading to his current work as a successful playwright

But it’s in the three departures from a traditional Dharma talk that we glimpse something else - the crucial show-don’t-tell aspect...